What is the Mayor Smoking?
"This young girl who was killed ... at 6:45 p.m. — she was with her grandmother in a park sitting there. A 19-year-old punk jumps out of the car with guns and starts firing ... We lost a young girl. Went to Ames School. Basketball team, honor society, wonderful family. Gunned down by a punk," Daley told a news conference at Lloyd Elementary School, 4834 W. Dickens, called to announce more gains in reading and math test scores.
"Who's responsible for that? The family better stand up. That young man ... belonged to [a] family. Who is he? Where's the family? Aren't they outraged that their son just killed a 13-year-old girl? It's unbelievable. They should be outraged. Parents have to go into the bedrooms. Find out whether their sons or daughters have guns in their room. Find out whether their sons or daughters are palling around with gangbangers on a block or in a community ... Parents have to do this. They should prevent crime."
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