Sunday, January 27, 2013

Why the Left avoids talking Chicago violence

If you wonder why the Left doesn't play-up the gun violence in Chicago as it seeks to disarm the rest of us...

Could be because the Left knows if anyone looks too close, the violence there is more about poor individual choices, and reflects an urban society overcome by lost or misdirected values.

From Saturday's Chicago Tribune:
A man slain on the West Side early this morning had two brothers and a sister who also were fatally gunned down in the city, according to a close family friend. 
"He was the last one," said Laverne Smith, 30, who said his mother no longer has any children. "I know she's hurting." 
Smith said it's unthinkable this could have happened again to the family. 
"It's ridiculous," Smith said. "We need to get the guns off the street and build a good life for our babies. We need to really get together and stop fighting."
The Trib reports the family's latest victim had a lengthy arrest record and four felony convictions. Having done time in prison, he recently professed in a TV interview that he was trying to turn his life around.

He'd left a party being held to promote an aspiring rapper shortly before being shot.

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