Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Blaming the Right Guy

The Wall Street Journal Op-Ed page knows exactly where to point the finger:
  • Regarding Heather Mac Donald’s "In Chicago, ‘the Feds’ Are Part of the Problem” (op-ed, Jan. 26): The ultimate source of Chicago’s problem is the lack of political will by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. In this city only one person’s opinion matters—the mayor’s. Even today, efficient, effective law enforcement takes a back seat to the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) first priority: perpetuation of the power that controls the department.

    It is easier to decry Chicago’s racist police rather than hold accountable those actually sowing the destruction of African-American and Latino families by glorifying and spreading the thug culture of drugs and violence, a culture that brought 4,379 shootings and 796 murders to the streets of Chicago last year.

    Out of all that carnage, the CPD was involved in the fatal shooting of exactly 11 suspects and the wounding of 14 others, while at the same time having 31 CPD officers shot at by violent offenders, a startling 82% increase over 2015.

    The insolvency of Chicago, a result of three decades’ profligacy, means we haven’t replaced the 2,800 patrol officers which knowledgeable insiders say the CPD now lacks, creating a citywide vacuum that fueled last year’s 24% increase in violent crime.

    Meanwhile, the CPD rank and file, comprised of men and women of every race and creed, all know they’ve become politically expendable pawns. So to whom is it a surprise that the shibboleth by which they now operate is “stay fetal”?

    Unless real pressure is brought to bear on the one source of political power in Chicago, this Kabuki of the absurd will continue.
You have to subscribe (pay) to get through the actual link up top, so we posted the entire letter.

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42 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee SCC I learned 3 new big words reading that. Thanks to Wikipedia. But the crux of the material we already knew.

2/01/2017 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heather you are a saint. Thank you for being one of the only journalists that I know of that understands the problem and has the courage to stand in our corner as advocate for a group of men and women who seemingly don't have a voice these days.


2/01/2017 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just bought her book. " The War on Cops". Good read

2/01/2017 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He doesn't care, why should he, he's bringing in more and more illegals to vote for him. He.will lose when these people vote for Prekainkle. It will be the biggest defeat when after all he's just another white guy.

2/01/2017 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's pretty much it in a nutshell right there.

2/01/2017 03:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That little prick belongs in jail.

2/01/2017 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm's political future is toast. Burnt toast. Rahmie knows it.

2/01/2017 04:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
He doesn't care, why should he, he's bringing in more and more illegals to vote for him. He.will lose when these people vote for Prekainkle. It will be the biggest defeat when after all he's just another white guy.

2/01/2017 01:59:00 AM
Pandering he is really good at it! Draining the taxpayers that are left, and all the cities that comply with the lawful federal laws will have their resource sucking illegal criminals flee to sanctuary city chiraq so we get more of them here what could go wrong?

2/01/2017 05:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well written.

2/01/2017 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing I like better than having to use a dictionary to understand a article. But it was worth the effort..Tru dat!

2/01/2017 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bought her book after I saw her on one of th Fox News shows a good while ago. It was an easier read than this editorial. I had to go slow and look up one or two words to be sure I knew what she was writing. A good piece when you have to do that. But she is of course exactly correct. Everyone knows what the real problems are and actually, they were predictable just like the future of this city is predictible.

2/01/2017 06:53:00 AM  
Blogger Bigbigpoopi said...

Use archive.is! It WILL bypass almost all pay walls.

http://archive.is/YVeAr

Try it.

2/01/2017 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This could lessen one aspect of our city's problems. Too bad our "leaders" don't know what laws are already on the books. https://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1883496_.html&page=1

2/01/2017 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo!

--No Cop Here

2/01/2017 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen!

2/01/2017 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The commentary seems spot-on to me. Here are some other similarly well-reasoned articles by the same author.

https://www.city-journal.org/contributor/heather-mac-donald_122

2/01/2017 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shibboleth? I do not think that means what you think it means.

2/01/2017 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's be honest. There s a big " not wanted" sign for the middle class in this city. People see this and have left/fled.

2/01/2017 08:37:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Heather is the best.

2/01/2017 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


shibboleth

2/01/2017 09:14:00 AM  
Blogger Sort-of-Mad Max said...

You left off the name of the letter writer, though; Brian Daley.

I know, I know, pretty common name; just a hoot that they print a letter slagging The Rahm Queen, and it's from a guy named Daley, from Chicago.

2/01/2017 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

He doesn't care, why should he, he's bringing in more and more illegals to vote for him. He.will lose when these people vote for Prekainkle. It will be the biggest defeat when after all he's just another white guy.

2/01/2017 01:59:00 AM
She is great telling it like it is truthfully honest refreshing thank you! toni will run for mayor she is crazed letting out the criminals, now with kimmy foxx her girl in charge the shitshow will continue. No wonder toni's husband left her few years ago he could not tolerate the craziness. rahm is everything wrong with this city, the bloodshed obviously does not bother him because he has a team of overpaid cpd valets. Back to that kenny hauser what ever happened with couple years ago you were looking into pension parity, you said since fire stood up and made LT highest pension stopping the clouted pension grab we would be doing it "soon." Are you suddenly scared? Rahm back you into a large corner? Why is it for example rahms valets are paid sergeants pay and commanders pay which is fine the ballerina needs people to clean his clothes and run for coffee, but they are all every 1 of them patrolmen but get the huge pension how does that work? Greg Bella former union strongman can you talk about this?

Greg what happened with the this $200,000 of our union money:
https://lris.com/2012/02/13/police-union-sues-attorneys-for-overbilling/

The five-count fraud suit also lists former FOP third-vice president Greg Bella as a defendant. The suit claims Martin, Bella, former FOP President Mark Donohue, FOP Secretary Richard Aguilar and FOP General Counsel Paul D. Geiger were all present at the face-to-face meeting where Martin agreed to work without Beuke and Gamboney.

2/01/2017 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chicago is a sanctuary city, deliberately flouting federal immigration laws; deliberately nanny-coddling these illegal law-evading folks with LINK food stamp benefits, welfare payments, housing vouchers, free phones, etc; our mayor creating a "defense fund" for legal representation for those law-breaking "undocumented immigrants", using RE tax revenues from its citizens; all the while depriving his tax-paying citizens of adequate policing, street repairs, and compentent governance, and shaming those citizens who flag his blatant favoritisms towards these "underprivileged folks". Mayor is playing to the Latino voting-block, both the registered voters and the unregistered-undocumented "voters", in hopes that he can stave-off the inevitable - Chicago will soon be a Hispanic-dominant city.

The black community may be loud, but it's definitely reduced to a percentage-minority voting group, a voting group with low voter turnout, with disproportionate political power.

And Chicago's several white communities, whether north or south, white-collar or blue-collar, truly have no local, county, or state-level politicians truly representing its genuine interests (policing, quality schools, infrastructure maintenance, etc). Majority of Chicago white community blindly "votes" contrary to its actual needs, both due to liberal bias, and to severe lack of qualified non-Machine candidates. State reps strictly vote according to Madigan's direction; county reps mostly toe Preckwinkle's direction.

Chicago is in desperate trouble.

2/01/2017 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you"Ambassadors f Change" that are signing up to change the police department read that and maybe reconsider.

2/01/2017 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully Donald's people see this.

2/01/2017 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't know there were any "newspapers" that would print something like that. Although it's probably true and certainly believable, I'm sure it wasn't run by the ACLU, SPLC or the NAACP or any liberal organizations before printing.
Oh well, I'm sure there will be plenty of people claiming this authors feet stink and they don't love Jesus. (Or Mohammed or Buddha or Obama or whatever.)
Stay safe Officers. Times will change again.

J.J.

2/01/2017 09:51:00 AM  
Blogger Tombstone courage said...

Good book.

2/01/2017 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about mentioning Dart and Preckwinkle, who want to empty the jails of "non-violent" offenders? There's been hardly any mention of those policies contributing to the huge spike in shootings here.....

2/01/2017 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The right guy 100% is rahm. Just listening to radio President Trump said this morning talking again about Chicago crime "if they can't fix it we will fix it for them!" This is getting great! Then this great news:
President Trump's nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to the post of attorney general has cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee and will now be taken up by the full Senate.

President Trump please drain the swamp here asap!

2/01/2017 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like they read Second City Cop and Hey Jackass.

2/01/2017 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blame rahm the 50 Jackson flaky Toni and rest even the black thugs don't trust anyone here:

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/01/donald-trump-ohio-pastor-chicago-gangs-violent-crime/

President Trump bring the full force in here they obviously cannot be trusted first stop city hall county building all aboard load up the busses block off streets send them all to federal building as forensic audit is being conducted!!

2/01/2017 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm, place your hands behind your back for me, do not resist, I am placing you under arrest. He went on national television and declared his INTENT to violate the law, his intent to continue to release known illegal aliens, known criminal violators of both criminal and civil code. The INSTANT his order to continue releasing them is realized, witnessed, and one of these illegal aliens is released he and a whole host of others involved have to be arrested charged and tried.

Sure, that is low hanging fruit, BUT, it is fruit that plays nationally. The ONLY way the machine is destroyed is by shining the national spotlight on him and his machine so we can watch them fry like the vampires they are.

2/01/2017 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is dancing around with bells on toes willing to label police whatever his base wants to call us.
This fool does not realize he is not the leader, he's just a follower.
The very people he's representing as oppressed will turn on him in an instant.
The Democrat white-hate agenda reached full swing and hopefully soon some reasonable people are going to figure out what chumps they've been played for.
The one-sided Democrat governing of Chicago has to change.
Sanctuary City or Murder Capital, either way it's a free range criminal atmosphere where nobody needs to go to jail or be questioned except the ones sworn to protect.

Stay Fetal and let God sort them out.

2/01/2017 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mayor Murder💀💀💀💀💀

Trump comin' for you!

2/01/2017 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can copy the article title and paste it to your browser or search engine and when it brings up the result just click on it and u can read article and bypass paywall

2/01/2017 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Shibboleth? I do not think that means what you think it means.

2/01/2017 08:34:00 AM

Good one, Inigo! Makes me wonder if Rahm used to have 6 fingers on his right hand. Will Rahm cease his pandering ways and try to make Chicago a welcoming place for the law-abiding, tax-paying productive members of society?



INCONCEIVABLE!

2/01/2017 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this fake news or real news... any word from CI's about the folks and people voting for Trump?

Among those attending the meeting was Darrell Scott, pastor of the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland and, as Scott put it, a "black Trump supporter." Scott said he had been contacted by "some of the top gang thugs in Chicago for a sit-down." The gang leaders reached out to him, Scott said, because they associated him with Trump. "They respect you," Scott told Trump. "They believe in what you're doing."

Scott said the gangs want to "lower the body count" in Chicago, which has one of the nation's worst murder rates.

Trump responded that what's happening now in Chicago "shouldn't be happening in this country," adding that if officials there don't act, then "we're going to solve the problem for them."

2/01/2017 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing new here. This article is from 2014:

Lack of Leadership Fuels Chicago Violence

Unlike other cities of similar size, the chief of police is politically accountable to the mayor. The extent to which political considerations interfere with good policing may point a clue to the crime anomaly in Chicago.

To really address the problems of violence in his own back yard, President Obama is going to have to decide which constituency he cares more about offending: the community which he professes to love, or the entrenched political machine that gave birth to him and fueled his rise.

http://www.newsmax.com/ArmstrongWilliams/Leadership-Chicago-Violence-Obama/2014/06/26/id/579405/


rb

2/01/2017 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

The right guy 100% is rahm. Just listening to radio President Trump said this morning talking again about Chicago crime "if they can't fix it we will fix it for them!" This is getting great! Then this great news:
President Trump's nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to the post of attorney general has cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee and will now be taken up by the full Senate.

President Trump please drain the swamp here asap!

2/01/2017 10:34:00 AM


Rahm is beginning to know REAL fear for the first time
in his mean and evil little life and it shows...

"Sending in The Feds."
Translation:
Opening railroad tanker cars full of Federal Whoop-Ass
on the elected official classes of Chicago, New York
and Los Angeles.

But ESPECIALLY Chicago...
M/Fers are going to pay for the way they play.

The biggest fear?

The Feds snatching CPD away from the politicians
and using it against those self-same politicians.

It will be our joy and delight to see
Chicago's political, corporate and media
power structure running on air from the
same gallows they gleefully constructed
to hang Policemen from.

We can call it "Reform," right?

All because a false and hotted-up narrative
was used to push a nasty and corrosive anti-Police/
anti law abiding society narrative.

"Those angry, combative, blue collar Cops have turned vicious!
Why can't they be more humble and public servant-like?"

A beloved spaniel will bite the shit out of you
if you mistreat it and drive it into a corner.

The Policeman has sharper teeth and
claws that are bloody sharp but
nonetheless and surprisingly so,
still sheathed in spite of the
current conditions.

POTUS Trump and USAG Sessions
will hopefully ignore the screams
for mercy as they tear ass-meat
from the bone here in Chicago.

Who knows?
They might post e-mails bragging
to THEIR friends about how they
royally upward-fucked Rahm & Co.




2/01/2017 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen!

2/01/2017 07:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm must be getting greedy wants President Trump to send resources and money but does not want him to visit chiraq! Soon rahm will God Willingly get that knock on the door like blago and taken for a ride to the federal building for a discussion with the guys with the straight tie club::

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rahm-trump-send-feds-chicago-violence-412445503.html

2/01/2017 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You can copy the article title and paste it to your browser or search engine and when it brings up the result just click on it and u can read article and bypass paywall
2/01/2017 04:24:00 PM

Didn't work.

2/01/2017 09:40:00 PM  

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