About four weeks ago, the Chicago Tribune reported that on 3 November gang members lured a nine-year-old boy from a Chicago park into an alley and shot him point blank as revenge on the boy’s father.
One of the three chatted up Tyshawn [Lee], walked with him to the alley and then shot him five times as Morgan and the third individual looked on from a black SUV, prosecutors charged. Police found Tyshawn’s beloved basketball near his body. Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the boy was targeted because of his father’s gang involvement.
“If anybody marched on the Magnificent Mile to protest yet another Chicago killing — this time the cold-blooded murder of nine-year-old Tyshawn — the media failed to notice,” writes Larry Elder in RealClear Politics, referring to the protesting over the killing over a year ago of Laquan McDonald.
When Ferguson’s Michael Brown and Baltimore’s Freddie Gray were killed by police, Department of Justice probes began within days. Chicago’s Laquan McDonald was killed in October 2014, but the DOJ probe didn’t start until April 2015. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, of course, is Obama’s ex-chief of staff.
Why does the revenge killing by gang members of a nine year old not provoke the same reaction by “activists” on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile as the shooting by a policeman of Laquan McDonald, who spent most of his 17 years as a ward of the state?
Read more here from Larry Elder who asks, “What about agitating against a welfare state that encourages women to marry the government — and men to abandon their financial and moral responsibilities?”