gun violence

The Black Body Count Rises as Chicago Police Step Back

Heather Mac Donald, Wall Street Journal

Chicago is the country’s most-glaring example of what I have called the “Ferguson effect.” Chicago officers have cut back drastically on proactive policing under the onslaught of criticism from the Black Lives Matter movement and its political and media enablers.

America Doesn't Have a Gun Problem, It Has a Democrat Problem

Daniel Greenfield, Sultan Knish Blog

Gun violence is at its worst in the cities that Obama won in 2012. These cities are the heartland of America’s real gun culture. It isn’t the bitter gun-and-bible clingers in McCain and Romney territory who are racking up a more horrifying annual kill rate than Al Qaeda; it’s Obama’s own voting base.

Sharpton Meeting Leads to Revolt Against Machine Politics

Tom Blumer, NewsBusters.org

A recent town hall meeting hosted by Al Sharpton to address gun violence exploded into a revolt against “Chicago Machine” politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the aldermen in City Hall, with panel and audience members calling to vote out their elected officials. A preacher even called for “Tea Party” style meetings.