A friend sent a cryptic email last night
suggesting I watch 48 Hours on CBS. I believe
the segment was called ‘Chicago War’.
When the All-Star Race had a long rain
delay we switched channels.
At the onset we thought it would be a
fact filled report issued after 6 months
of hard-hitting investigation.
Instead we were treated to something
more akin to having “It’s a Small World”
playing in the background.
Shootings were mentioned with emphasis
on the young girl who performed at Obama’s
first inauguration and another girl.
We about lost coffee out of our nose when
the police commissioner stated that gun
deaths were down 50% from last year.
You may remember the spike in the number
of shootings last year. Shootings are
down only slightly from the year before
and the year isn’t over yet.
Heroin and a Mexican drug dealer were
blamed for the violence by someone from
the DEA. He also blamed the local gangs
who sell it on the streets.
The War on Drugs was declared in 1971
and although nobody is waving a white
flag, it has been an abysmal failure.
Wouldn’t stricter enforcement of our
border help slow things down?
Religion was only mentioned once, in
reference to an older gentlemen who
stood up to the gangs selling drugs
in his neighborhood.
We still can’t figure how the fact
the he is a Muslim had to be mentioned
in the clip of how he cleaned up his
Not mentioned either is the fact that
Chicago has some of the strictest gun
control laws in the country.
The law-abiding citizens can’t arm
themselves against the violence, and of
course the criminals pay no attention
The mayor was not available for
If you like fluff, you’ll like this
segment. If prefer actual facts we
have no recommendation.
Comments are always welcome.