Video Gains Traction
Now it's the top story on Channel 5 news, eighteen days later:
The pervasion of illegal guns in America's black and Latino communities is a result of "government-sponsored racism," akin to "slavery, segregation, black codes [and] Jim Crow," Rahm Emanuel's new police chief, Garry McCarthy, told parishioners at St. Sabina's Church earlier this month.
"This is sensitive. You know, because everybody’s afraid of race. Have you noticed that? Everybody’s afraid of race. I'm not afraid of race," said McCarthy, who told of growing up in the Bronx with guns, gangs and drugs plentiful.
"Let’s see if we can make a connection here. Slavery. Segregation. Black codes. Jim Crow. What, what did they all have in common? Anybody getting scared? Government sponsored racism."
And his speech sucked on many levels, especially describing walking through a crime scene destroying evidence. How does that sound to the greenest rookie in the field who knows better than to wander into a scene and start kicking over things. It sounds like bullshit.
And the Palin crack? She wasn't there because law abiding citizens don't usually hang out at crime scenes they have no connection to. And in case you forgot, those shows are taped weeks and months in advance. So you seeing her hunt caribou in Alaska probably happened a long time before your evidence destroying rampage.
Honest to pete, this speech gets dumber every time we see it. And it's not just us - the comments on the NBC site are shocked, amused and disgusted, too. A great impression being made.
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