Obama stumps for Chicago
Some people think this carries a political risk. Rio seems to be the perceived frontrunner. They’ve never held the Olympics. So, this would be a first for the Olympics. They like firsts. Brazil has brought athletic stars, political heavyweights, and bankers to assure them the financing is there. So, Obama is going in as the clean-up batter in the bottom of the ninth with the home team losing pretty badly I would think. However, he is very popular outside of the US. He is a first as well. That carries some weight as well. He could possibly hit a home run and pull this thing out. But, it’s a long shot.
Meanwhile, while Obama’s sticking his political butt out there to be shot at, this is what Chicago is doing to help Obama, and it’s own cause:
Way to go, Chicago.
So far, four have been arrested in the beating death of an honors student simply trying to get home. They knocked him out, and when he came to, beat him to death. That’s right, they beat him when he was down.
Prosecutors are looking for three more in the murder. That makes about seven. The still from this video clearly shows about thirteen. Now, just because some of them aren’t carrying a 2×4 doesn’t mean they’re not guilty as well.
What amazes me is this comment:
“They need to stop the crime, but when they do it, they need to get the right person,” Bacon said.
That is from the aunt of one of the kids arrested. What more evidence does this woman need? Her nephew is clearly a murdering animal. If she’s raising this kid, it’s her fault. He’s on film I imagine. The evidence is pretty out there in our faces. Whether her nephew was carrying the stick, he didn’t stop it. He was there. He let it happen. He’s as guilty as those that hit him with the stick and kicked him when he was down.
Bottom line, none of the people in this video have any respect whatsoever for anyone else’s safety or well-being. They have all committed murder in a morbid display of inhumanity. Currently Illinois has a moratorium on the death penalty. The argument is that evidence in some older cases was reversed, so no murder evidence could be fool-proof.
Governor Quinn, what more do you need?
This is all over the news. I’m going to guess it will be seen by the Olympic Site Committee as well. I’m also guessing, given all the pro’s for Rio, this might very well be the final nail for Chicago. If Chicago is not selected, it will be used to illustrate a weakened President Obama by his antagonists. An internationally weakened Obama will only bolster the ambitions of the Chavez’s, Ahmadinejad’s, and Bin Ladens of the world. In other words, this is not just another mindless murder in Chicago. It has ramifications. This is the impression a lot of people have of Chicago already. This picture, and video, just reinforces it.
It also, I hope ( but doubt ), helps some of these animals get the idea that this world is not isolated any more. Every move you make in a public place has the potential of being pictured. Mrs. Bacon would love to think that her nephew is a sweet kid simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Pictures show her nephew is a murdering, uncaring, inhuman animal, that quite frankly, needs to be put down for the safety of the rest of us. I have never bought the argument that the death penalty is a tool to deter future violators. It is simply a tool to protect the rest of us. These people just don’t need to be roaming the streets anywhere. They don’t need to be recruiting younger kids to become one of them.
In this case, I think Governor Quinn needs to lift the moratorium. It just get any clearer than this. And quite frankly, I’m not concerned with exactly who it was that dealt the fatal blow. They are all guilty in this case for not stopping it.
And don’t give me a bunch of crap about reforming these people. That’s too late.