One hates to overuse the phrase, but… it’s come to this.
On Thursday of last week, no less than seven people were murdered in Chicago in under twelve hours time. That’s not just unusual… it would qualify as a pretty bad day in Mosul. (Are you still in the mood to make jokes about the President referring to “American carnage” during the inauguration?) As the local CBS News outlet is reporting, some residents have had enough and are wondering where all of the protesters who complain about the police are when things like this happen.
After a violent day in the South Shore neighborhood, a longtime resident questions where the outrage from black activists is.
“I see them coming out always downtown protesting against the police. But never do I see them inside the black community,” he said.
[Activist Tio] Hardiman [of Violence Interrupters] said he wasn’t joking when he suggested that “young people in the South and West Sides of Chicago be equipped with helmets and bullet-proof vests.”
Helmets and bullet-proof vests for children. It’s something you’d expect to see in some third world nation being overrun by a warlord’s gangs, but it’s being seriously discussed in one of the largest cities in the United States.