A new Police Commissioner for our new Mayor.
I want to welcome Garry McCarthy to his new and extremely challenging Chicago position. You’re here just in time, as Chicago gangs run rampant on our beaches and other more visible parts of the city. But I’d like to know how well you’ll be able to handle a job of such importance.
St. Sabina’s Speech.
Recently you gave a speech to a black audience at Chicago’s St. Sabina’s Catholic Church. You said:
“I’m going to take a risk here and I’m gonna give you something and this is definitely the right audience. Let’s see if we can make a connection here. Slavery. Segregation. Black codes. Jim Crow. What, what did they all have in common? Government-sponsored racism. Federal gun laws that facilitate the flow of illegal firearms into our urban centers across this country, that are killing our black and brown children. We’ve got to get the gun debate back to center, and its got to come with the recognition of who’s paying the price for the gun manufacturers being rich and living in gated communities.”
You seem to equate lax Gun Control Laws to racism. Your thinking seems to be completely illogical. In another part of your speech, you also blamed the NRA (National Rifle Association) and Sarah Palin for their part in feeding national crime and racism.
I’ll refrain from calling you stupid or nutty as other critics already have. I’ll just say that your beliefs are totally misguided. Citizens should be grateful to Sarah Palin and the NRA for defending the Constitution’s Second Amendment right to bear arms.
The problem with keeping Guns from Law Abiding Citizens.
This Father’s Day in Medford, New York in a pharmacy robbery, a gunman shot and killed four people. The gun laws in New York are similar to the ones in Chicago. They make it hard for ordinary citizens to own guns. It’s against the law to carry concealed weapons. Only criminals easily get illegal guns and use them because they know most citizens are unarmed and the police can’t be everywhere. So if you happen to be confronted by a trigger happy thug, your only hope is to rely on his mercy or say your prayers and prepare to DIE. In places where carrying concealed weapons by law abiding citizens is allowed, such crimes can result in much more favorable endings.
Why Hitler never Invaded Switzerland.
During World War II Hitler was busy gobbling up European countries. But throughout the war, Switzerland remained neutral. Why? Every Swiss male is part of the Swiss army and is required to keep his rifle at home. So Hitler decided that it was wiser to just leave the Swiss alone rather than face a totally armed citizenry. With all the guns in Switzerland, it still remains a country with one of the world’s lowest crime rates.
Why Many People like You advocate strict Gun Control Laws.
It’s not surprising that you are someone who favors taking honest citizens’ guns. You were appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Mayor Emanuel is a close friend of our Socialist President Barack Obama. It’s the old battle between the Collective and the Individual. Although Socialists are always claiming they are following the will of the people, they always assume that the people are not intelligent enough to make decisions for themselves. They believe that Socialist Leaders, whom I call Corporate Aliens, are the only ones qualified to make decisions for the people. So they burden the country with many stupid laws. As this nation becomes more socialistic, and the government wants more and more control over the populace, disarming citizens becomes a major part of their strategy. A disarmed citizenry, eliminates the danger of any future rebellion. So, law enforcement agencies like your police force become the only privileged ones that can own guns legally. The effect of disarming citizens actually leads to higher crime and a need for a bigger police force.
Head of Newark, New Jersey’s Police Department.
It looks like you just got out of Newark in the nick of time. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) got federal authorities to launch an investigation of the Newark Police Department. The feds are looking into allegations of excessive force, discriminatory policing and poor treatment of detainees in holding cells. They will also investigate whether officers retaliate against those who legally observe, or record, police activity. The ACLU called for federal oversight of the Newark Police Department because of the lax and ineffective internal oversight and a high number of excessive force and misconduct complaints against the Department. See this story for more information.
Since you were Newark’s top cop since 2006, why didn’t you handle the matter internally? Why did things have to get so bad?
A Police Force for the people or for a Police State.
It seems that in the last decade individual city, state, and federal police departments started acting like they were preparing their citizens for the coming “Police State.” Instead of real crimes, more and more people are being arrested for their politics and rightfully questioning authority. The feds appear to be concerned over civil rights and even investigate violations as in the Newark Police Department probe. But this interest in civil rights may be just media propaganda. The federal government itself is passing new laws that continue to strip away the peoples civil rights and in the coming years there may be no more civil rights to investigate.
Chicagoans require that their Police Department head is one who will safeguard the rights of the people and not one that expects everyone to grovel at the feet of his police officers. Are you going concentrate your efforts on arresting criminals that harm the city’s innocent individuals, or are you going to go after activists that politically threaten you or the mayor? I feel, that because you want to disarm law-abiding citizens, this is already one strike against you. Still, in spite of your faults, I’m willing to give you a chance. We’ll see how you do in the coming months. Welcome to Chicago, and I wish you the best of luck.