Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass writes:
There is another thing to consider about the differences between August 1991 and now. It isn’t quantifiable; it won’t fit on a mayoral white paper, there are no numbers to it.
But it was reported, with a video, by Tribune journalists Megan Crepeau and Erin Hooley a few days ago under the headline: “Heckling and gunfire as police investigate shooting: ‘We’re just playing.’”
Police were investigating reports of a shooting in bloody Englewood when about 10 young men confronted them, harassed them, mocked them on the street, hurling epithets, angry, defiant.
“Every cop saw that video,” O’Connor said. “One big difference is that now, on the street, there is no fear. Even in the ’90s, with all the killing, the gangs feared the police. When we’d show up, they’d run. But now? Now they don’t run. Now, there is no fear.”
Videophones, social media, the President, the press: all factors have come together to encourage these kind of dominance displays by street thugs.
If the cops whomp a mouthy teen, the video will go global. Hillary will retweet it.
If the cops don’t, the video will go local of the thugs showing off their street cred.
Nothings changed in the windbag city of windbag demacrats its still as corupt as it was in the days of Al Capone and the name Chicago is derived from the indian word meaning Bad Smell,Skunk Etc it certianly fits that’s for sure
Curt, and if we get Hillary, you’ll have much, much more of this. The only chance is that Trump ‘might’ be able to do something about this. I know if I were president, it would stop.
As long as the LEOs are safe, I no longer care what happens in the cities.
If the only way for the PD, FD, and EMS can stay safe is to not go into dangerous areas, so be it.
What we are seeing is an escalation of force on the part of the thugs. Sooner or later the people who aren’t thugs will decide that they’ve had enough, and the violence will go in the opposite direction. The resulting cries of “racism” will only make things worse.
Rahm has already given up on Chicago.
He is looking forward to becoming Hillary’s Ambassador to Israel.
together they will do all they can to destroy Israel.
He has done one thing: secure as much cash from the taxpayers as possible for the retired gov’t employees.
Get this; $11 to do a load of wash in Chicago laundromats!
He soaked the people of Chicago with a water tax.
He added a 29.5 percent tax on water and sewer bills.
25 laundries have already closed in anticipation.
But, the city pensioners are getting their checks.
They are now reaping what they sowed.