Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Where’s the Reverend Al? Where are all the people out there rallying for justice? Where’s the justice for these people? There are six dead, 23 wounded. Where’s the rally? Why aren’t they rallying in Chicago? Why aren’t you marching through the streets looking for the perps? Hasn’t an awful, horrific injustice been done here? I think it has. Why aren’t these young people’s lives worth the same that Trayvon Martin’s life was worth, I might add? Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: If we’re all bent out of shape and concerned about gun violence, President Obama, and about gun violence, Vice President Biden, and about gun violence, Senator Chucky Schumer, and about gun violence [insert the name of your major city mayor here], if you’re really all concerned about it, then why won’t we find these people out there addressing this headline today? This is just ghastly. This is from the Chicago Sun-Times, “6 dead, 23 wounded in shootings since Friday night.” What is happening in Rahm Emanuel’s windy city by Lake Michigan? I thought Rahm Emanuel, student of President Obama, former bigwig in the House of Representin’ and His Honor now in the City of Chicago, I thought if you elected the right liberal Democrat and put them in charge of these major cities, manna would fall from heaven, peace would rein, people would be happy and go about their lives in productive, peaceful coexistence with each other. What happened? I’m just reading this to you straight off the newswire.
Six men have been killed and at least another 23 people — including a 6-year-old girl — have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.
Asked Sunday about Chicago’s reputation in the wake of another violent weekend, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he’s primarily “concerned about the safety and security of our neighborhoods, and our residents.” [Mike: How concerned can you possibly be? It keeps happening.]
He again pushed for a three-year sentencing minimum for gun crimes — calling it the “weak link” in the city’s crime-fighting strategy. And he said it’s time to replace the “code of silence” with a “moral code.” [Mike: What the hell does that mean?]
Bloodstains on a concrete roadway marked the site where Donald Lewis, 25, of the 2600 block of West 12th Place, was fatally shot outside a group of boarded-up Cabrini-Green row homes on the Near North Side early Sunday. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died at 5:35 a.m., police said. A 23-year-old man was shot in the leg and treated at Northwestern, police said.
Earlier Sunday, one man was killed and three other people were wounded in a shooting on the Far South Side, police said. [Mike: So it’s all over the place.]
Marcus Holden, 28, was shot multiple times and found unresponsive at the scene. Holden, of the 13300 block of South Langley Avenue, was pronounced dead at Roseland Community Hospital at 3 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. [Mike: This is just the police blotter here.]
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About 11:30 p.m. Saturday, 25-year-old Eugene Clark was shot multiple times near the intersection of West 71st Street and South Ashland Avenue, police said. [Mike: There’s a new street added to the mix.]
About 11 p.m. Saturday, William Brown, 34, of the 8700 block of South Essex was shot in the head in the 8500 block of South Saginaw Avenue. Paramedics took him to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he died about an hour later…..
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About 9:30 p.m. Friday, Carlos Barron, 19, was killed in a separate drive-by shooting in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood. He was on the 3800 block of West Hirsch when shots were fired at him from a light-colored sedan. He was shot in the abdomen and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he died. [Mike: Notice any pattern here?]
The first fatal shooting of the weekend happened about 7:30 p.m. Friday [Mike: At least he waited till the working day was concluded] in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.
Maurice Gibson, 26, was on the sidewalk in the 8100 block of South Vincennes Avenue when an unidentified male approached him and opened fire, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.
At least 23 people have been injured in separate shootings since Friday evening.
A 52-year-old woman and a 6-year-old girl were seriously wounded when they were caught in an exchange of gunfire about 7:40 p.m. Friday in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.
They were standing on the sidewalk about in the 300 block of West 105th Street, when two males nearby started shooting at each other, according to police and fire officials.
The 6-year-old girl was shot in the chest and was listed in critical condition, police said. The woman suffered a gunshot wound to the right thigh and was in “stable” condition.
The most recent non-fatal shooting happened Sunday in the 1000 block of South Winston in the Washington Heights neighborhood. The police said a man in his 30s suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen and was again taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Mike: I have a question. Where’s the Reverend Al? Where are all the people out there rallying for justice? Where’s the justice for these people? There are six dead, 23 wounded. Where’s the rally? Why aren’t they rallying in Chicago? Why aren’t you marching through the streets looking for the perps? Hasn’t an awful, horrific injustice been done here? I think it has. Why aren’t these young people’s lives worth the same that Trayvon Martin’s life was worth, I might add? You can’t have it both ways. Either it’s wrong and we abhor the gun violence that takes our youth from us — I’m speaking to those that are agitated about the Martin killing. Either you’re disgusted and you’re willing to take to the streets and you’re willing to march and you’re willing to protest and willing to participate in civil disobedience — because this is an injustice, this must stop, this must end. Okay. Let’s agree. Now why aren’t you in Chicago?
Why aren’t there buses headed for Chicago, Illinois right now to get on the streets with placards and signs and demand an end to all this? This is just nuts. This is beyond nuts. This has to be some of the worst violence experienced anywhere on the face of the planet in a civilized country that is not at war. These are war statistics. There are weeks and months that went by in Iraq and Afghanistan where as many of our troops that were actually engaged in military combat. Where’s the outrage? Where’s the president? Why isn’t he demanding of the authorities in Chicago, oh wait, that’s right. Where’s Eric Holder? We must have justice here.
The great irony of this was that there was in place a total gun on handguns in the Windy City. The McDonald verdict ultimately struck that down. For the longest time, it was illegal. You weren’t allowed to have a handgun in Chicago, yet how did all these people keep participating in or instigating or performing these shootings? Where are they getting the guns from? Just recently again, they were illegal there. How much would you like to wager that if the cops catch the shooters of the six dead since Friday night in Chicago that you will find not one of those weapons was registered? Not one of the people that had a weapon got it through legal means. Not one of them applied for a permit. Not one of them went to a gun store and plopped a driver’s license down, underwent a background check, and then got a weapon. How is this happening then? As long as we have the checks and balances in place, as long as we have all the screening processes and what have you, this kind of violence can’t happen we’re told. Really? Where’s the evidence for that?
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