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Kirk attempts to move beyond gang member arrest flap
chicagotribune.com ^ | August 19, 2013 | Rick Pearson

Posted on 08/24/2013 1:35:40 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Edited on 08/24/2013 1:36:15 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Monday sought to move past a controversy that flared over his call for mass arrests of gang members by pushing for new federal gang-apprehension initiatives to assist local law enforcement.

Earlier this year, Kirk had called for arresting 18,000 Gangster Disciples to deal with the city's gang problem. That drew fire from South Side Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush, who labeled it an unrealistic "elitist, white boy" solution to Chicago's gang crime problems. Later, Kirk acknowledged his idea was unworkable and discussed the issue with Rush.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: blackkk; bobbyrush; florida; georgezimmerman; illinois; markkirk; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 08/24/2013 1:35:40 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Sorry Bobby...I’ma letcha finish but if you have 18,000 Gang bangers in your hood, Y’all don’ be needin’ Kirk arrestin’ no 18,000 brothaZ. Y’all be needin’ the United States Marine Corps.

/Kanye wannabee sorta


2 posted on 08/24/2013 1:40:09 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Rush, a state representative, is defending the gangs. It’s just that simple.


3 posted on 08/24/2013 1:46:29 PM PDT by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Political correctness wins again.

I don’t know if mass arrests of known gang members is a great idea. But, just observing that we’re not even allowed to have that conversation without being attacked as racist and elitist.

The youth gangs are at war with civilized society. They are uncililized savages. But we’re not allowed to say that. Instead we have to talk about making gun laws stricter so that the gangs will allegedly not use guns in their crimes.


4 posted on 08/24/2013 1:47:29 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Sorry, but he’s absolutely right.

I think a lot of blacks would support him in this - If it weren’t for the likes of Al Sharpton and Obama. Decent black people are scared of these guys.


5 posted on 08/24/2013 1:50:48 PM PDT by livius
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To: Tailgunner Joe

he’s expecting that governent actually use swat for the very reasons it was sold to the public way back when?!?

i mean those guys could get hurt taking all their armored cars andtanks and going afterthegangs. much safer to go after a solo person for a regularwarrant, shoot his dogs after running after them through the house.

possibly shooting the wrongperson because the address is wrong, or theywent to the wronghouse.


6 posted on 08/24/2013 1:56:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

a guy I know has a condo in Chicago for weekends in the city. He said Crains published the data, where he lives the murder rate is 2 per 100,000. But 2 miles south where this article is referring to, the rate is 55 per 100,000. It’s a hollowed-out urban core where anyone who can leave already has, and what’s left is totally unemployed, living on entitlements, run by gangbangers. Boys join the gang by age 8 or they’re killed, or worse.

This is Obama’s hood...


7 posted on 08/24/2013 2:00:42 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It appears Rush is allowed to characterize Senator Kirk as a “white boy” without consequence since he’s the right color. Got it.


8 posted on 08/24/2013 2:17:42 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Menehune56

And Kirk is acting like typical Republipussy. Does not Challenge the smear


9 posted on 08/24/2013 3:11:32 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Only in an ill society would the idea of arresting domestic terrorists who kill American citizens be considered a “flap”.

Oh yeah, that’s right, the domestic terrorists in this case are black and Hispanic so we must “tolerate” them, and a white person suggesting otherwise is “racist”.

What a bizarre dystopia we live in with this even more bizarre Orwellian language.


10 posted on 08/24/2013 3:18:53 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Tailgunner Joe

With our luck, this will be a poorly written travesty used to round up Boy Scouts, shooting clubs, Birchers, and members of the Bearded Men’s Marching and Chowder eating society.
Anybody but Bloods, Crips, etc.


11 posted on 08/24/2013 3:42:20 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Put all 18,000 into Soldier’s Field, with plenty of ammo for their guns. Seal the stadium. Air drop tons of bath salts and crack into the stadium, and let them go at it with each other. Kill any/all of the survivors. Problem solved.


12 posted on 08/24/2013 3:45:00 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Let’s see. Each of Joe Arpaio’s tent city jails holds about 2,000 prisoners. So just erecting 9 of these facilities, or fewer, larger ones, could hold all 18,000 Gangster Disciples.

By international law, such “military field conditions” are *not* unlawful, or violations of human rights.


13 posted on 08/24/2013 5:08:36 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Gangsta Disciples have their own city council members and Bobby Rush, of course.

The nerve of that racist cracka wanting to arrest violent thug gansta’s.


14 posted on 08/24/2013 5:11:28 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I frown upon this.


15 posted on 08/24/2013 5:13:01 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: raybbr
"Rush, a state representative, is defending the gangs. It’s just that simple."

Well yeah! That's his base.

16 posted on 08/24/2013 5:58:34 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: GeronL

The democrats don’t want to get rid of gangs in Chicago. The gangs help the democrats cheat in the elections. They’re part of the machine.


17 posted on 08/24/2013 6:28:58 PM PDT by virgil
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To: virgil

The armed wing of the Democrat Party


18 posted on 08/24/2013 7:27:20 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Menehune56

why do we stand for this?....if Kirk referred to the gang problem as a black boy problem, which it is, he would be hounded until resignation and then some...


19 posted on 08/24/2013 10:32:35 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Any move against gangs/thugs/murderers/illegal invaders, etc., is considered elitist and racist by those who profit from rampant illegal activities and chaos.


20 posted on 08/25/2013 4:53:29 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: skimbell

Sen. Kirk wants to use the ATF more, but the ATF violates the 10th Amendment. I read every word of the Constitution, and I didn’t see the word “alcohol” or “tobacco.”

I live near Chicago, so I know that Kirk usually agrees with Democrats. I hope that he’ll lose the 2016 primary to a conservative.


21 posted on 08/25/2013 5:01:10 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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