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Proviso Probe

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Jesse Jackson picks on Melrose Park small business to get his name in the news

Chicago Public Radio (Natalie Moore):
The Reverend Jesse Jackson and a coalition of community leaders are weighing in on how to stop youth violence. Organizers say suburban gun stores are part of the problem. Tomorrow they plan to march outside a Melrose Park gun shop.

What are the contributing factors to violence in Proviso Township?

How many of the following factors would you rank above the gun shop in Melrose Park?

  • Street gangs engaging in drug dealing
  • Corrupt cops allowing drug dealing
  • Politicians forming alliances with street gangs and corrupt cops
  • The State's Attorney protecting politically connected drugs dealers
  • A high school system that fails to retain and graduate students
  • A high school system with a high level of "normal" violence
  • A community culture where street violence is perceived as normal

Jesse Jackson is an opportunist. He wants to keep his name in the media by railing against some "safe" scapegoat. Jackson likes kicking around a "suburban" small business owner, but he won't rock the boat among the Black political elites by calling-out their game.

Remember, a few months ago Jackson was recording radio ads for Com Ed telling us how it was a good deal for Com Ed to jack our electric bills. When you pay your electric bill, remember, Jesse Jackson gets a cut of that action.

The Democratic Party has largely abandoned pushing gun control. This is partly a political calculation, but it also reflects that there's little to no research to support that gun control reduces crime and some research suggests that gun control has no effect on crime rates.

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  • Jesse Jackson ain't shit.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:40 PM, July 15, 2007  

  • Don't plagiarize articles into the comments.

    Quote up to two paragraphs. Provide a link to the original and give credit to the author.

    Explain what points in the article resonate with you in your own words.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 10:34 AM, July 17, 2007  

  • Jessie was sucessful for giving the store owner a weekend off. The benefit of being an opportunist is you can pick your fights and narrow your focus. If he really wanted to make a difference he would form an organization that would chalange men in the community to turn in their guns. He would pastor Tank Johnson to spear head the effort of renouncing and turning in their guns. Mr Johnson's friend died of gun violence. Many people would
    heed the advice of Mr. Johnson, and it would show that he has changed and that real men don't need guns.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:47 PM, July 22, 2007  

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