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After Violent Father’s Day, a Chicago Alderman Wants to ‘See More Outrage’

After Violent Father’s Day, a Chicago Alderman Wants to ‘See More Outrage’

“I want to see more outrage. Where is the outrage for the hundred-plus people shot in the street and these kids that have been killed?”

https://www.foxnews.com/media/police-officer-on-rising-gun-violence-in-chicago-where-is-the-outrage

Chicago’s Father’s Day weekend saw 104 people shot, including 14 fatalities. The weekend had more shootings than the last weekend of May, but fewer fatalities.

Five minors died, including a 3-year-old boy.

Alderman Anthony Napolitano, a former police officer, is beyond frustrated.

From Fox News:

Former police officer Anthony Napolitano said on Tuesday that the notion of defunding the police is “ridiculous” and communities, especially in Chicago, need to “step up” to address crime in their own neighborhoods.

“I want to see more outrage. Where is the outrage for the hundred-plus people shot in the street and these kids that have been killed?” Nothing. It is silent here,” Napolitano told “Fox & Friends First.”

Napolitano, a Chicago alderman, encouraged people to stop “vilifying” the police.

Napolitano claimed that police officers “hold each other accountable, contrary to popular belief.” He said no person or cop “would justify what happened” to George Floyd.

Napolitano did not deflect the blame to Mayor Lori Lightfoot or other officials. Instead, he looked at family life:

“This is on parents. Raise your kids. Teach them what is right and what is wrong and not to pick up a gun. We can’t put it on the mayor who stepped into this. This has been going on in the city of Chicago for 20-plus years. Homicide rates off the chart.”

The children who died:

  • Three-year-old Mekhi James. Police believe his stepfather was the target. The father suffered “a graze wound to the abdomen.”
  • 13-year-old Amaria J. Jones. She “was inside a home” when a bullet struck her in the neck.
  • 17-year-old Jasean Francis and an unnamed 16-year-old died after a male suspect approached them and fired shots.
  • An unnamed 15-year-old boy died after someone shot at him.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown acknowledged the department needs to make changes:

“Tears are a natural reaction to these tragic stories of violence. But we need to do more than just cry,” Brown said. “Let’s keep violent offenders in jail longer, and let’s revamp the home monitoring system. It’s not working.”

Police said the only thing the acts of violence over the weekend all have in common are “gangs, guns, and drugs.” But the visibly frustrated Supt. Brown repeatedly emphasized violent offenders not being in jail and the failure of home monitoring.

“I’ve been here eight weeks, and it’s shocking that no one monitors people on home monitor,” Brown said. “That’s shocking to me.”

He added: “I got here thinking, oh we need leadership, maybe cops need better work ethic or strategy — it’s none of that Cops are working hard. We’re just chasing our tails.”

Brown said that Francis and his friend rarely went out because of the dangerous neighborhood:

“These individuals were with their friend. They’d just gone to a mall. They know the neighborhood. They don’t ever go out to the neighborhood because it’s so dangerous,” Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said.

But on that one occasion, the boys asked just that once if they could go down to the store and buy some candy, and when they were almost back at the gateway of their home, a gunman ran up and shot and killed them for no reason, Deenihan said.

Police have identified a suspect in the South Chicago shooting. They say he was wearing a black Puma hooded sweatshirt and ripped faded jeans, and was wearing one shoe on the left foot and a black sock on his injured right foot.

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It’s obvious that not all black lives matter. When ALL black lives matter come and talk to me. Until then stop looting,starting fires,and toppling our history.

    redc1c4 in reply to Yamamma. | June 23, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    amen.

    preach it, brother!

    bear in reply to Yamamma. | June 23, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    By ALL I’m assuming you’re including the unborn. They are the primary targets of planned parenthood.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Yamamma. | June 23, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    “Let’s keep violent offenders in jail longer”

    No amount of jail time will fix most of these violent people (barely human).

    Resources are always scarce. Put murderers and terrorists down, spend money saved on trying to fix those at risk, where there is a reasonable chance of changing their course.

    I think that most of this problem is a result of shiffless people who have children to collect aid money.

    Then they do not actually raise their children. We have one near here who had as of three years ago 19 children. All but the youngest children lived in one apartment, while she, and her stud of the week, lived in another apartment with a few of the youngest children. The older children were most taking care of the rest of the tribe.

      nomadic100 in reply to JusticeDelivered. | June 23, 2020 at 6:15 pm

      Actually, most of the violent crime is perpetrated by males age 15-25. I see a couple of choices: 1) keep convicted violent offenders in prison until the age of 40 or so and 2) consider chemical castration. #2 is not inhumane given the high likelihood that young convicted violent offenders will reoffend, perhaps resulting in the death or serious maiming of innocent others.

    Race hustling is only as powerful as we let it get.

    It’s gangsterism no less than nazi thugs were.

it’s almost as if gun control laws don’t stop gun violence…

oh, wait! i forgot, the fact that Indiana doesn’t have the same draconian laws is the problem, not the criminals in Shitcloggedhole…

/sarc

Maybe a few Republicans in office in Chicago would be a start, because you Dems ain’t up to the job

    JHogan in reply to MarkS. | June 23, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    There are no Republicans in office in Chicago. The GOP does not bother to contest elections in Chicago. Waste of time, effort, and money. Elections are fixed against Republicans. As far as I know the only elections in Chicago are the Dem primaries. The primary winner wins the office.

harleycowboy | June 23, 2020 at 3:39 pm

Since you want to defund the police, from now on the police will only be keeping records of the number of people shot and will not be investigating.

Not our circus, not our monkeys.

If they do this to their fellow blacks who knows what they are capable of doing to an old cracker like me.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to JimWoo. | June 23, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    We had an example of this in Flint, a homeless veteran was tortured of half an hour, taunted and kicked to death. Michigan really needs the death penalty.

Parents!? Raise their kids?! Fathers?! Why sir, that is the “third rail”.

Apparently BLM is unavailable for comment.

Maybe there’s some white Jesus statues they can tear down.

2smartforlibs | June 23, 2020 at 4:52 pm

How many years had Chicago bene liberal run?

bobinreverse | June 23, 2020 at 4:59 pm

As always in Chi Balto Philly DC NYC etc not too many murders / shootings by too few for the co-moon-i-tee.

We just need more gun laws! That will fix it for sure!

I think it’s sad. As usual, the prime victims are black people who work hard and play by the rules, to quote Bill Clinton, even if he didn’t live up to it, Monica-wise. No one cares about those people. They have no voice anywhere.

Blame the NRA and/or Trump. And the Jews, because why not the Jews?

It is silly to expect positive results from the most corrupt large city in the United States. If citizens cared, it would show.

In peace, why are we even trying to convince ourselves that the crime-and-politics relationship in cities such as Chicago, Philly, Baltimore, Detroit, NY, New Orleans, St Louis, Minneapolis, etc, might even be listening to and learn from an outsider’s cry for a humane and just solution to their plight. They probably see such compassion as a character weakness and look at us with scorn. Predator-bullies are like that, of course.

It’s what their party bosses, capo-partisans, and active rank and file want, thrive on, and know how to do well for a long, long time. Different time, different place; same oppression of their own kind — who would’ve thought?

In a phrase, it’s the contemporary equivalent of the antebellum Southern plantation.

Looks like they really know an Uncle Tom when they claim to see one. They all want this, their loser-victim fate. It works and keeps the parts well-greased and moving nicely together.

The whole structure’s populous — those in this putrid, murderous, exploitative game, I’m saying — aren’t interested in, don’t want to know the value and meaning of America. Period.

I want, truly need to be wrong, but the facts and repeating variations on the same theme through time keep saying that I’m right.

I don’t have a better idea and have nothing else to add here; however, I’m always listening to, watching, and reading others for encouragement. I just don’t feel it. The picture is that dim.

Not populous, above, but population.

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