|Las Vegas needs to start getting in on the action in Chicago.|
Well, some have decided to start calling it Chiraq, but that does a disservice to the good people in Baghdad. It's not their fault the nation is being occupied by the United States of America.
But Chicago isn't occupied by any foreign army; it's occupied by the sons and daughters of black migrants who flooded into the city during the 1920 - 1930 Great Migration of blacks from the southern states.
The most enduring symbol of the civil rights movement in 63 percent Baltimore is plexiglas, bullet-proof glass protecting businesses and their employees from their primarily black customers. This same legacy is found in almost entirely black tracts/zip codes/communities of Chicago. [Bulletproof Subways A Sign Of Violent Times?, CBS Chicago, 4-25-14]:
While out on an unrelated assignment, CBS 2 investigative reporter Dave Savini decided to stop by a South Side Subway sandwich shop for a meal.
Savini was struck by the fact that the counter of the store at 116th Street and South Halsted was encased in bullet-proof glass.
Such a sight would be common at crime magnets like gas stations or currency exchanges, but a Subway?
The store was clean and looked just like any other well-run Subway restaurant, except for the bullet-proof protection for the employees and lack of a bathroom for customers.The FBI Director says he's "painfully aware" about the gun crime in Chicago, but does anyone dare point the violence is almost exclusively black-in-origin? News the federal government is creating a new unit to deal with the gun violence should be greeted with indifference unless this unit only deals with the black community.
|The alien invaders in the movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon did less long term damage to Chicago than the black population (migrants from the south, their children and grandchildren) have done to the city|
Well, the black and brown communities of Chicago.
Thus far this weekend, even before the liquor flows on Saturday night (and minor slights become grounds for a 9mm bullet to the head), it's been a deadly, deadly weekend in the black - and brown - areas of Chicago. [Wave of shootings leaves 4 dead, 26 wounded since Friday afternoon, Chicago Tribune, 4-26-14]
Easter weekend, while most of the civilized parts of Chicago celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the retiring of Jack Frost for the spring and summer meant the black and brown community was coming out to play.[At Least 8 Dead, 44 Wounded In Weekend Shootings, CBS Chicago, 4-21-14]
The week before Easter? More of the same. [4 dead among at least 36 shot in Chicago in 36 hours, Chicago Tribune, 4-13-14]
Chicago's middle class - white people - vacated the city precisely because of the crime and misery imported via black and brown migration to the Windy City.
Individual white people created the conditions in Chicago that helped make it a world class city; individual black people create - well, and brown people - the conditions in Chicago that help make it known as Chiraq.
Come on Vegas, it's time to get in on the action.
Over the past two weekends - including Easter - 52 people were shot in Chicago. Already this weekend, 30 have been shot.
It's not even Saturday night yet.
Las Vegas offers gambling on virtually everything.
Why not on the weekend homicides/nonfatal shootings in Chicago?
Wait... Chicago was the name of the city when it was populated by primarily white people; Chiraq is a more suitable name for the black and brown population that forms a majority there, and whose culture helped convince white people to flee for the suburbs.