Saturday, March 31, 2012

No statement from Bobby "Hoodie" Rush on Thursday's shootings

The day before six Chicagoans were shot outside a convenience store in the South Side's Gresham neighborhood, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) wore a hoodie on the floor of the House where he decried the killing of Floridian Trayvon Martin.

I was the first reporter to piece together the ironies of this story. The shootings, which included one fatality, occurred in Rush's congressional district. And the two perpetrators were wearing hoodies.

On Rush's House web site, there is a transcript of Rush's 'hoodie speech,' but nothing about the Thursday evening Gresham shootings. Or the other seven Chicago shootings that night.

That my friends, is the ultimate irony.

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Six shot, one dead in Bobby "Hoodie" Rush's district tonight

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