Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel, has invited the controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to help in the city’s efforts to address the epidemic of crime that has engulfed it.
As things stand now, by the time this year comes to a close Chicago will have become a cauldron of violence and destruction with an annual murder rate of 504 dead. That is over 40 people killed per month.
Last month, seven year-old Heaven Sutton was caught — and slaughtered — in the crossfire between two thugs who opened fire on one another.
The Mayor of “the Windy City” used the tragedy as an occasion to share some rather peculiar thoughts. Unlike the iconic figure of Elliot Ness — at least the Elliot Ness that, thanks to television programs and films like The Untouchables, is forever ensconced in the popular imagination — Emanuel didn’t have any particularly tough words for Chicago’s new gangsters.
“Don’t touch the children of the city of Chicago,” he instructed all would-be purveyors of violence. “Don’t get near them.” Rather, “Take your stuff away to the alley.
Emanuel took advantage of this tragedy to as well express his thoughts on what he perceives to be the real problem plaguing his city. Paradoxically — shockingly — he said: “It’s not about crime, it’s about values.”
Click here to read the entire article.
Photo: In this May 18, 2012 file photo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at his City Hall office.: AP Images