If you've ever been to Chicago, then you know that it is truly a great American city. It has all the details you'd hope a great city would have. Worldly museums, great restaurants, excellent entertainment – and – a political system that is so corrupt that it rivals a third-world dictatorship.
MY NEWSFLASH: Chicago also has a crime problem – and not just any crime problem. We're talking a game-changing, current-day, generational-driven BIG PROBLEM. Just over the memorial holiday weekend, 70 were shot and 8 dead – bringing the total in May alone to 66 deaths, 318 shootings and almost 400 total victims, reports abc7news out of Chicago. At least 727 people had been shot in Chicago so far this year, a 73 percent rise from 422 a year earlier, according to a Tribune analysis of department data.
“THE GANG SITUATION IN CHICAGO IS ABSOLUTELY OUT OF CONTROL, IT’S THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THOSE CRIMINAL GANGS WHO ARE COMMITTING THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE SHOOTINGS, AND THE MURDERS,” LT. SUTTON
Lt. Randy Sutton, Retired Las Vegas Metro PD is a 34 year Law Enforcement veteran and the National Spokesman for ‘BlueLivesMatter”. He is recognized as one of the most highly decorated officers in America, he is the host of the radio podcast show POLICE RADIO on the America Out Loud Network. Catch him every Thursday with a new show and stellar guests like Ferguson Chief Tom Jackson and Ron Kessler on the Secret Service – stories of courage, honor and truth.
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The new interim police Superintendent Eddie Johnson had this to say “We know who is committing these crimes. It's a small segment of the population, We have those individuals targeted. One of the things we have to do is ensure we hold those individuals accountable when they commit these crimes.”
“POLICING IS ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING OCCUPATIONS, NOT JUST PHYSICALLY, BUT MENTALLY, EMOTIONALLY, PSYCHOLOGICALLY AND PHILOSOPHICALLY,” SAYS LT SUTTON.
And then finally, where is the media coverage in all of this?
ABC, CBS and NBC spent 54 times more on the death of one gorilla than they did on the violence and deaths in the city of Chicago. The death of the gorilla in the Cincinnati Zoo has basically gone viral across the nation YET the coverage on the human tragedy in Chicago is a blip on the media radar. WHY?