Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion: Remembering Chicago’s victims

Been a while since I've looked that blog. Steve Bartin at Newsalert forwarded this link to me and starts off with:
A mass murder like Aurora, Colorado, naturally grabs the headlines and attention, as it should. A presidential recognition of the murders is appropriate.

Yet more than twice as many people have been murdered this month in the president’s hometown of Chicago than were killed in the Aurora shooting. They are just statistics for whom there will be no presidential visits or flags flown at half staff.
Not to be insensitive to the victims of the Aurora, Colo movie theater massacre, but why shouldn't there be presidential acknowledgement of murders in our inner cities? Especially when innocent children are the victims of such violent crimes. It seems gang warfare in our cities will touch them the most and sadly most of them lose their lives before they even get started!

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