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July 10, 2012

Rahm Emmanuel Has A Unique Solution To Chicago's Soaring Murder Rate: More Considerate Gang Thugs

275 murders already this year. Maybe if Rahm says "please" to the gang-bangers.

Emanuel puts the blame for the city's recent eruption of violence on gangs. The city has adjusted its strategy to focus on gang violence, he told CBS News. Certain liquor stores and communities where gangs congregate have been closed, and abandoned buildings have been boarded up or torn down.

He's also making an appeal to gang members.

When questioned about the death of 7-year-old Heaven Sutton, who was caught in the crossfire of rival gang members as she sold candy in front of her home in June, Emanuel commented, "It's not about crime, it's about values." He was pressed to clarify the comment.

His response:

"We've got two gang-bangers, one standing next to a kid. Get away from that kid. Take your stuff away to the alley. Don't touch the children of the city of Chicago. Don't get near them. And it is about values. ... And I don't buy this case where people say they don't have values. They do have values. They have the wrong values. Don't come near the kids—don't touch them.

I wonder what kind of weapons these inconsiderate thugs are using to commit so many murders. Surely it can't be guns since Chicago has an outright ban on handguns outside of one's home.

Why it's almost as if murderous thugs have no respect for life or the law. Clearly we need more laws then!


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