|This sign is needed|
at Chicago's City Hall
This is absolutely tragic.
Rahm Emanuel had this to say about the bloodshed. "It's time that our criminal justice system and the laws as it relates to access to guns and the laws for using them reflect the values of the people of the city of Chicago."
Ah yes, Chicago values. This is the same Chicago that has seen thirty-one aldermen convicted of crimes since 1972. That's almost one a year.
Guns aren't the problem in Chicago--street gangs are. And here's a dirty secret: street gang members actively participate in Chicago City Council campaigns. This is not a new political development.
So Rahm: Shut up about your Chicago values and attack and defeat the street gangs. And put some teeth into the city's inspector general's office--twist some arms if you have to--but force Chicago's City Council to permit that office to investigate them.