>>Leslie: this is our “inGraham angle” special town hall, Chicago, a city in crisis. we have the airways consumed, it’s easy to forget the crisis unfolding on America’s streets and the process being ignored as we retreat in our political corners. we were here in Chicago a year ago. at that time we promised the>>Sean: PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITIES AND OUR OFFICE IN GENERAL THAT WE’D BE BACK AND NOT LET THE ISSUES GO. AND TONIGHT, WE’RE HERE TO FULFILL THAT PROMISE. WE RETURNED TO ASSESS HOW LIFE IS CHANGED OR NOT FOR THE VIOLENCE PLAGUED NEIGHBORHOODS. AND WHETHER THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE COMMUNITIES AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, WHETHER IT’S IMPROVED OR WORSENED THE CITY WAS BRUTALIZED BY GUN VIOLENCE AND BLOODSHED AND WHAT ARE POLITICAL LEADERS DOING ABOUT IT? LAST YEAR, RAHME EMMANUEL WAS FINISHING HIS FINAL YEAR AS MAYOR AND NOW MAYOR LORIE LIGHTFOOT IS FACING A NUMBER OF CHALLENGES, A LOOMING TEACHER STRIKE, UNACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF GANG AND DRUG VIOLENCE, AND A CITY RUNNING OUT OF PATIENCE. WE’LL EXPLORE ALL OF IT WITH OUR LIVE AUDIENCE AND EXPERT PANELS. BUT I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE AREA WE ARE BROADCASTING FROM TONIGHT. WE’RE HERE AT NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH AND IT’S SITUATED IN ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS NEIGHBORHOODS ON CHICAGO’S SOUTH SIDE. DO YOU SEE THE RED CIRCLES ON THAT MAP? WELL, THOSE ARE THE HOMICIDES THAT HAVE OCCURRED JUST THIS YEAR ALONE. AND CHILDREN ARE TOO OFTEN THE VICTIMS OF THE VIOLENCE HERE IN CHICAGO AS OUR OWN RAYMOND ARROYO FOUND ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF TOWN.>>WE’RE A FEW MILES FROM TONIGHT’S TOWN HALL IN HARVEY. NOW, THE VIOLENCE IS INTENSE AND TO GIVE YOU A SENSE OF HOW INTENSE THE VIOLENCE IS, IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO, THERE HAVE BEEN 300 HOMICIDE PLUS JUST THIS YEAR. OVER 1600 SHOOTINGS, AND TO BRING IT HOME FOR PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY, THE HOUSE BEHIND ME BELONGS TO KENTVANIA, SHE’S 12 YEARS OLD. EARLIER THIS WEEK, SHE WAS MAKING PLANS FOR HER BIRTHDAY PARTY. HER FAMILY WAS WATCHING THE BEAR’S GAME, WHEN AROUND 9:00 AT NIGHT, A GROUP OF MEN APPROACHED THE HOUSE AND BULLETS STARTED FLYING, HER FAMILY HIT THE DECK AND SHE DIDN’T GET UP. A BULLET PIERCED THE FRONT WINDOW AND STRUCK HER IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD. SHE DIED ON HER BIRTHDAY. THE COMMUNITY IS STILL SHAKEN.>>WE HEARD IT. MY DAUGHTER WAS IN THE BACK OF THE HOUSE. TOLD HER TO GET DOWN. AND I CAME OUT AFTER THEY WERE OUT AND THEY WERE CRYING AND STUFF AND SINGING AND HOLLERING, THAT COULD HAPPEN TO US. JUST RANDOM SHOOTING.>>EVERYONE JUST — I HEAR THEY’RE NOT SLEEPING WELL. IT’S JUST BAD.>>SHOULDN’T HAVE TO ACTUALLY SEE THIS TYPE OF VIOLENCE, EVER. PRETTY MUCH ALL QUESTION DO IS JUST PRAY.>>I’VE BEEN HERE ALL MY LIFE. IT’S JUST NOT LIKE IT USED TO BE WHERE I GREW UP.>>DO YOU BRING THE KIDS IN EARLY ENOUGH?>>OH, YEAH. THEY STAY RIGHT HERE. NOWHERE ELSE.>>WHO DO YOU BLAME FOR THIS?>>POLICE PRESENCE, RIDING AROUND, SEEING WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE COMMUNITY. GET OUT, MEET THE PEOPLE.>>IT’S AFFECTING EVERYONE AT THEIR CORE HERE. THERE’S NOT A SINGLE THING OF GUNS, YOU KNOW, GUN RIGHTS, WHATEVER. IT’S NOT JUST A SINGLE THING OF JUST THAT. IT’S A — IT’S A GAMBIT OF THING, A LOT OF THINGS THAT COME IN THIS POT.>>I’VE BEEN HERE 50 SOME YEARS. I RAISED MY KIDS HERE. I AM SCARED.>>SO FAR THIS YEAR, HOMICIDE ARE TRACKING AT A SLOWER PACE THAN THEY WERE IN 2018. BUT THEY’RE STILL NEAR THE TOP FOR AN AMERICAN CITY, LAST YEAR, EXCEEDING THE MURDER RATES ABOVE NEW YORK AND L.A. BUT FOR THE PEOPLE IN THESE AT-RISK COMMUNITIES, THE STATISTIC, THEY DON’T MEAN ALL THAT MUCH. THEY’RE SUFFERING FROM UNACCEPTABLE LEVELS OF ROUTINE VIOLENCE. JOINING ME NOW IS TONY ROBINSON, FORMER CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER IN THE VIOLENT CRIMES DIVISION, FORMER HOMICIDE DETECTIVE, JOSEPH MOSELEY, AND A FORMER HOMICIDE DETECTIVE AND 30-YEAR VETERAN OF THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND ANTHONY WILLIAMS, PASTOR AND ACTIVIST HERE IN CHICAGO. TONY, I WANT TO START WITH YOU. IT’S HARD TO WATCH THAT STORY. THE FACTS. THE PROMISE OF A YOUNG GIRL CUT SHORT NEEDLESSLY. SHE’S, ONE, THOUGH, OF HUNDREDS UPON HUNDREDS OF AFTERRY — AFRICAN-AMERICAN YOUTH THAT GET CAUGHT UP IN THIS TYPE OF VIOLENCE. PEOPLE WATCHING TONIGHT SAY WHAT DO WE DO? HOW DO WE STOP THIS?>>WE CANNOT POLICE OUR WAY OUT OF THIS. THIS HAS TO COME FROM THE COMMUNITY. AND BEING A HOMICIDE DETECTIVE, IT HURTS ME JUST AS MUCH WHEN I CAN’T SOLVE THAT PROBLEM. WHEN I CANNOT GET MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY, WHO KNOWS? AND I UNDERSTAND IT, BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO LIVE THERE. THEY DON’T WANT TO TALK TO THE POLICE. WE NEED TO BACK OUR PROGRAMS THAT WE USED TO HAVE ON THE POLICE DEPARTMENT LIKE OFFICER FRIENDLY. THE EXPLORER SCOUTS, TAKE THE YOUTH, GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO DO. WE HAVE TO REALLY BE INVOLVED WITH OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR YOUTH. WHEN I WORKED THERE FOR 29 YEARS, EVERYBODY THAT KNEW ME KNEW I WAS A GOOD COP. AND I WORKED MY BUTT OFF. I CONTINUE TO VOLUNTEER, GO TO THE ACADEMY, TALK TO OUR YOUNG RECRUITS. POLICING IS A STATE OF MIND, NOT A STATE OF BEING. YOU CAN’T JUST PUT SOMEONE OFF OF THE STREET AND SAY YOU EAR THE POLICE. THEY COMPLAIN ABOUT TRAINING. YOU KNOW SOMETHING? DO WHAT YOU WERE TRAINED TO DO. TREAT PEOPLE WITH EMPATHY. BE FAIR. AND UNDERSTAND THAT JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE LIVES IN A PROJECT OR A TORN-DOWN NEIGHBORHOOD, THEY DON’T HAVE THAT MENTALITY. AND IT’S JUST A VERY FEW PEOPLE THAT’S IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT RAISES ALL OF THIS CONFUSION.>>WE’RE GOING TO GET BACK TO YOUR SON WHO IS NOW A NEW POLICE OFFICER.>>GOD BLESS HIM.>>IN CHICAGO. YOU DIDN’T EVEN KNOW HE WAS APPLYING FOR THE ACADEMY?>>I HAD NO IDEA. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. [ APPLAUSE ]>>I WANT TO GO TO YOU. YOU’RE AN ACTIVIST. YOU’VE BEEN ENGAGED HERE AS A COMMUNITY ACTIVIST FOR YEARS AND YEARS. PEOPLE SAY, WELL, IT’S GETTING BETTER, BE PATIENT. IT’S OKAY, IT’S GETTING BETTER, IT’S TRENDING BETTER. DO YOU FEEL THAT? AND DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT TONY SAID, IT’S NOT A POLICING PROBLEM, IT’S A COMMUNITY PROBLEM.>>I LOST A SON TO VIOLENCE FEBRUARY 21, 2018, JEREMIAH WILLIAMS. VIOLENCE IS THE NUMBER ONE PROBLEM OF THE 21st CENTURY. WHAT WE DID — OUR RESPONSE WAS TO TALK WITH OUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES FOR NINE DAYS. WE HAD A RESOLUTION PASSED. VIOLENCE IS A HEALTH CRISES, WE’RE PREPARING TO WALK TO SPRINGFIELD ON OCTOBER 14. THE GOAL IS TO PASS COMPREHENSIVE LEGISLATION ON VIOLENCE AS A HELP CRISES AND A DISEASE. THE SYSTEM OF VIOLENCE IS OVERWHELMING. WE ALL AS CITIZENS MUST DEAL WITH THIS LEVIATHAN, THE ISSUE OF VIOLENCE IS EVERYONE’S FIGHT. HISTORY SHOWS US THAT IN AMERICA, YOU WANT TO COME AT JUSTICE ON EVIL LEGISLATION. WE CAN’T LEGISLATE OURSELVES OUT OF THIS, POLICE OURSELVES OUT OF THIS, BUT WE NEED CIVILITY RIGHT NOW. CIVILITY IS IMPORTANT. VIOLENCE AIN’T COOL. CIVILITY IS — IS POWERFUL. THIS IS THE HUMAN HEALTH CRISES. NO ONE IS SAFE NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE. SO, WE ARE WORKING TOWARDS COMPREHENSIVE LEGISLATION.>>INVOLVING WHAT?>>COMPREHENSIVE LEGISLATION WILL BE UNDER HEALTH CARE. THE CDC HAS SAID THAT VIOLENCE IS A DISEASE. BUT IT’S NOT A CONTAGIOUS. WE DO NOT NEED VACCINES. BUT WE NEED COMPREHENSIVE LEGISLATION. SAME THING LIKE CIGARETTES, IT’S ALMOST UN-AMERICAN NOT TO SMOKE AT A BAR BUT YOU CAN’T SMOKE IN A BAR ANYMORE, WHY? BECAUSE IT’S THE LAW. IT’S THE LAW THAT MOVES THE NEEDLE. WHEN DR. KING AND OTHERS GOT TOGETHER, WE NEEDED AN END GAME. WE’RE DEALING WITH THE DEMON OF SEGREGATION, LEGISLATION. THIS IS JUST ONE OF MANY METHODS. I WORK TOWARDS SOLUTION. WE KNOW ABOUT THE PROBLEM. BUT WE CAME ALONG AND WITH OUR LEGISLATORS, WE’RE ABOUT TO HAVE A GAME CHANGER THAT’S GOING TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUE OF VIOLENCE LIKE NEVER BEFORE.>>JOSEPH, STEVE, POLICE, TRUST, DISTRUST LEVEL, COMMUNITY TO POLICE. GALLUP POLL SHOWING THIS IN CHICAGO. IT’S NOT GREAT. THEY EITHER KNOW SOMEONE OR THEY, THEMSELVES, HAVE HAD A BAD INTERACTION WITH POLICE. HOW DO YOU AS A FORMER POLICE OFFICER FEEL WHEN YOU HEAR THAT? BECAUSE AS WE HEARD FROM TONY, THIS IS A — THIS IS A COMMITMENT — TO BE A POLICE OFFICER IN TODAY’S DAY AND AGE, BEING OUTGUNNED AND OFTENTIMES UNDERSTAFFED, YOU’RE — YOU’RE DEALING WITH THE DIFFICULT HURDLES TO CLEAR, YET, THE COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU.>>WELL, WELL, I THINK THE PROBLEM THERE IS WE MISIDENTIFY WHAT THE REAL PROBLEMS ARE. AS MY LEARNED COLLEAGUE SAID, YOU CANNOT LEGISLATE YOURSELF OUT OF THIS. YOU CAN’T DELEGATE YOUR WAY OUT OF IT. HOWEVER, WE HAVE TO TAKE A MORE WHOLISTIC APPROACH. UNDERSTAND THIS IS A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS. UNDERSTAND THAT WE’RE LOOKING AT ANOTHER GROUP OF SECOND GENERATION CRACK BABIES, LOOKING AT LEARNING DISORDERS. SO WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THIS FROM A WHOLISTIC APPROACH AND SAY WHAT ELSE DO WE DO. AND UNDERSTAND THAT A LOT OF POLICE OFFICERS HAVE A BIG MISUNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THEIR JOB IS. WE ARE SOCIAL WORKERS. FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, FOR ALL OF THE RHETORIC THAT YOU HEAR, WE DON’T GET OUT OF THE CAR WITH THE GUN OUT. YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO GET OUT THERE TO HELP PEOPLE. PLAIN AND SIMPLE — SERVE AND PROTECT. NOT JUST PROTECT THE OTHER PROBLEM IS WE HAVE TO HAVE A PARADIGM SHIFT WITHIN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. IT HAS TO HAVE ANOTHER FACE THAT SAYS, LISTEN, EVERYONES NOT YOUR ENEMY.>>ABC NEWS REPORTING LAST WEEK, DANGEROUS WEEK LEAVES CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS BESIEGED BY VIOLENCE. A VETERAN OFFICER WAS HOT AND CRITICALLY WOUNDED. WITH TWO COLLAPSED LUNGS AND FRACTURED RIBS. I WANT TO RETURN NOW TO THE CURRENT LEADER OF THE CITY, MAYOR — EXCUSE ME, LORI LIGHTFOOT. WE INVITED HER TO BE PART OF THE TOWN HALL. THE CITY HALL IS JUST A FEW MILES FROM HERE. SHE’S VERY BUSY. BUT SHE DECLINED OUR INVITATION. THAT’S OKAY. BUT ESPECIALLY WITH THE IMPENDING TEACHER STRIKE, THERE’S A LOT GOING ON. I DO HOPE SHE JOIN US ON THE SHOW ANOTHER TIME BACK IN WASHINGTON. THE DOOR IS OPEN. SHE HAS AN OPEN INVITATION. YESTERDAY MAYOR LIGHTFOOT DID TAKE TIME OUT OF HER SCHEDULE TO ASSAIL U.S. IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS. I.C.E. HAS BEGUN A MAJOR EFFORT TO REMOVE CRIMINAL ALIENS FROM THE STREET ALSO ADDING TO SOME OF THE PROBLEMS HERE. THE MAYOR RATHER THAN WELCOMING THE EFFORTS CHOSE TO DEFEND HER CITY’S SANCTUARY POLICIES THAT HINDER FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.>>WE ARE NOT GOING TO TOLERATE LETTING I.C.E. TERRORIZE OUR IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITIES. WE WILL NEVER EVER SUCCUMB TO THE RACIST, XENOPHOBIC RHETORIC OF I.C.E. WE WILL CONTINUE TO BAN I.C.E. FROM HAVING ACCESS TO ANY C.P.D. DATA BASES, WE’LL NOT ALLOW ANY C.P.D. OFFICER TO COOPERATE WITH ANYTHING RELATED TO KRICHLT E. AND THE IMMIGRATION RATES.>>POLICE OFFICERS I TALK TO SAID THAT MAKES OUR LIVES HARDER BECAUSE NOW I.C.E. HAS TO GO TO THE COMMUNITIES TO LOOK FOR THE CRIMINALS. THESE ARE NOT MOTHERS AND FATHERS IN RESTAURANTS, THESE ARE CRIMINAL ELEMENTS IN GANGS, PUSHING THE MS13 IN GANGS, ALL OF THE LATIN KINGS IN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS. NOW I.C.E. HAS TO GO THERE, THEY CAN’T ARREST THEM OUTSIDE OF A COURTROOM. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?>>LET ME BE PERFECTLY CLEAR FOR ANYBODY IN THIS AUDIENCE, I’M A BLACK MAN FIRST, I’M A POLICE OFFICER SECOND. I WAS A VICTIM OF THE POLICE BRUTALITY. THAT’S WHY I JOINED THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THEN I HAD TO SUE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO GET ON BECAUSE I WAS DISCRIMINATED AGAINST. SO ALL MY CAREER HAS BEEN UPHOLDING THE LAW. AND IF SOMEONE IS BREAKING THE LAW, I WOULDN’T CARE WHO THEY ARE, IF THEY ARE ILLEGAL, IF THEY ARE LEGAL, I’M GOING TO ASSIST. ANY OF THE OTHER AGENCIES THAT COME IN HERE.>>JOSEPH, DOESN’T THAT JUST MAKE SENSE? THESE ARE CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS WHO ARE RUNNING DRUGS, NARCOTICS RINGS, GANGS, INSIDE THE CITY. AND THE MAYOR IS SAYING, NO, WE WILL NOT COOPERATE WITH FEDERAL AUTHORITIES HERE.>>I THINK FOR ME THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS THAT PEOPLE — OR THAT WE — ALL OF US IN THIS ROOM USE THE TERM “COMMON SENSE.” IF COMMON SENSE WAS SO COMMON, THERE WOULD BE NO NEED FOR THIS. SO I’LL LEAVE IT AT THAT. [ APPLAUSE ]>>ALL OF YOU, TONY, ANTHONY,

Investigating the violence in Chicago and what’s being done about it

100 thoughts on “Investigating the violence in Chicago and what’s being done about it

  • September 28, 2019 at 4:48 am
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    Stop pandering we know you don't care about brown people because brown people don't care about brown people.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:49 am
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    Blaming police presence? Not blaming the offender of said crime? Oh the elected officials and corrupted police officers share part of the blame no doubt! To hear this woman instantly blame police presence as the reason that little girl was murdered is incomprehensible! I would think this mother would start the blame with the offender!

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    The dude talking before that Anthony dude is saying exactly what I've been saying. Cops lack empathy. They lack humanity.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:55 am
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    Classify all gang's and their member's as Domestic Terrorists, jail them permanently without a trial and remove all of them out of society, problem solved

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:01 am
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    I know EXACTLY what the problem with law enforcement is… to be a police officer, one must possess virtue. Courage is always the first virtue. Without courage, no other virtue can be held in any great quantity. Integrity, faith, fidelity, fraternity, etc, etc… Police officers, in many cases, have replaced fraternity as the first virtue. when an otherwise good cop sees corruption or criminality in other officers, he usually feels a need to protect his "brother cop." the double standard within the law enforcement community causes many (most) civilians to deeply distrust the police. I, myself, have both witnessed and received unjust treatment from police who were clearly acting outside the law. understand that i'm not saying cops are cowards, they are not. what i am saying is that courage has been moved down to the second position behind fraternity. #1 fraternity #2 courage #3 integrity. what a shame

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:07 am
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    😔

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:12 am
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    Welcome to the liberal utopia. They don't want to listen, they don't want to allow police to actually police their community, let them lie in the bed they made.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:29 am
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    That first man who spoke is smart God bless and help his community

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Black people always looking to have other people solve their problems

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    Really fox news we know u guyz dont care about black people you guyz are white nationalist what a joke

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:36 am
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    That mayor is part of the problem but they voted for her I bet she don't live around those illegal criminals

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:46 am
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    STOP VOTING DEMOCRATIC!!!!!!!!!!!! And… the answer is NOT the police – this is a FAMILY/PARENT PROBLEM!! Kids need BOTH parents to guide them. You can blame the dad for not being there, BUT… the mom is ALSO responsible!! DO NOT lay down with a man who IS NOT WORTHY of being the dad of your child/children! This is NOT rocket science, people!! GET THE DEMOCRAP leaders out of office and bring someone in who WILL CHANGE this crap. Democraps will only keep you reliant on the government and feed you crumbs. MAKE YOUR OWN FUTURE WITH LOAVES, NOT CRUMBS! If you don't need to rely on the CROOKED government, they can't continue to lead!!! PLEASE make this change, Chicago ans!!! I worry about your part of the country… it NEVER GETS THE MEDIA ATTENTION that other areas of multiple victims get. THIS HAS TO STOP!!!

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:48 am
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    Please stop voting Democrat!!!!!!!!

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:58 am
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    6:13 "Policing is a state of mind, not a state of being." Our inability to solve the systemic problems around in today's society despite implementing more structuring, more government, more money has shown this is a crisis at the heart, mind and soul.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:00 am
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    But, isn't Chicago a GUN FREE ZONE ?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:03 am
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    This is what black people do, but no its the cops!

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:07 am
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    Dramatic music is not needed. Tragedies are not entertainment.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:09 am
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    If Lightfoot's eyes got any farther apart, she'd be a fish.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:13 am
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    Demorats can’t run anything, this is their problem. The No solution party

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:16 am
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    Black people quit voting the Demorats in they don’t care. I was born in Chicago in 1953. I moved moved to the white burbs. Walk away from the Demorats no run away

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:24 am
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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:43 am
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    It's all fine that they're speaking about this topic but they're not answering what exactly is causing the violence because if anything they need more police, but that only addresses the bad actors who are incentivizing other's to act against their own best interest all due to their own personal demons which leak out into a public space, affecting others. So I guess this issue always boils down to the obvious which is money and a lack of thereof it in that community, along with a lack of a strong male presence in the household because the parent is always a reflection of the child. People need to realize that there is no such thing as the hood or a bad neighborhood, it's something that's created, and passed down thru generation's, so that means that it's the result of those they've elected to govern because apparently this is a byproduct of them clearly being ignored by those they've elected to govern because the hood which is passed down is an inherent responsibility of those elected. Civility will NOT solve this issue because it's no different from gun legislation of being anti-gun and attempting to remove it from the environment because the bad actors will not be civil. More police security and more Jobs for those willing to participate in public life is the only solution to end this issue.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 7:01 am
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    Rap music cripples the urban community probably more then anything

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  • September 28, 2019 at 7:03 am
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    I’ve read through some of the comments and they were correct. The first thing is to end the no gun zone This is what our Constitution and Second Amendment are for ! The law abiding citizens have a God given right not only to protect themselves but protect their families We right now are a Goddess city and Godless nation Put God back into families homes neighborhoods communities Ignite a fire 🔥 for God to rule again in our hearts and watch the changes Let Police do their jobs! Pray for your police They have families too. Look it is time to quit with the black white purple orange God made us all We all are loved by Him Try loving one another and helping each other! Fathers and mothers need to do your job as a parent! If you are a parent then own up to the responsibility! Get your children in church and attend with them! Read to them . If you can’t read learn ! Get your GED learn a trade. These gangs must be stopped I pray for our nation The change begins with each one of us !

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  • September 28, 2019 at 7:33 am
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    The pastor said a whole lot of nothing eh

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  • September 28, 2019 at 8:10 am
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    Why aren't the Mayor and governor there? Thats where you start. If they cant show up get signatures from everyone that can vote and impeach them. Dont vote Democrat. Obviously its not working.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 8:17 am
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    Would it help to send in the military. Then mentors, community/work centers. Add programs that were mentioned that worked! Training and certification programs in school. Put police boots on the ground patrolling and becoming acquainted with neighborhoods. Recruiting new officers from their own neighborhoods. Vote Republican. What do they have to lose.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 8:17 am
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    The black community needs to help themselves, if they truly care, they would acomplish the change, I think it's their culture to be violent, watch their reality shows ,they are always combative on them

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  • September 28, 2019 at 8:30 am
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    Wasn't the Harvey PD raided recently?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Democrats want this for every city so they can push gun confiscation and welfare

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  • September 28, 2019 at 8:47 am
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    With all the problems with gangs and violence it’s just getting worse now because the Democrats are also race baiting. They’re trying to start a race war but people aren’t seeing it. People aren’t seeing that hate comes in all colors.. a hate crime is a hate crime no matter who is doing it. Everyone needs to be held accountable and have it called what it is.. Hate! It’s never acceptable no matter what race someone is! There shouldn’t be a protected race because it’s politically correct!

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  • September 28, 2019 at 8:54 am
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    Nothing can be done, every man chooses good or evil, cia lead hollyweird and fake MSM only teach evil is good.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 9:09 am
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    Preemptive damage control for when Trump gets slapped with RICO charges, eh?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 9:20 am
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    Unfortunately people here are blind, and will keep voting democrats in. Our Illinois schools teach kids republicans and conservatives are the evil of America. All schools are liberal ran for decades.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 9:29 am
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    That preacher forgot to tell you, police are told to stand down here. The democrats made the police look bad, all over the liberal media here.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 9:34 am
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    we don't care!
    Parle à ma main! 🖑

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  • September 28, 2019 at 9:47 am
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    I pray for Chicago. Jesus forgive those who don’t know what they’ve done.
    I pray for these families.

    This needs to stop! Obama failed this city.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 10:26 am
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    Stop no fault divorce, alimony, child support, and mandate 50/50 custody. Until that happens sysbm go mgtow save your selves men.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 10:29 am
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    Whatever happened to the guardian angels

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  • September 28, 2019 at 10:33 am
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    Nothing being done when you have black ppl in charge this will continue to happen. They don’t care about each other only filling their pockets . It’s all the black ppl fault

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  • September 28, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    This is why white ppl don’t want to live around black .

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  • September 28, 2019 at 10:53 am
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    She said the problem is :”Police presence.” Ignorant people cannot be free.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 10:57 am
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    if its a war zone..set curfew…and send in the national guard..strip search for weapons on the spot…deputize your upstanding citizens to CCP to protect where Law Enforcement cant be…

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  • September 28, 2019 at 11:09 am
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    Nice mayor you got there…🙄

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  • September 28, 2019 at 11:15 am
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    Weres is your great Obama don't he have time on his hand

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  • September 28, 2019 at 11:19 am
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    Where do all the guns come from why can't we track them

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  • September 28, 2019 at 11:20 am
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    Chicago needs to ban plastic straws. That would be a start!

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:04 pm
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    Mayor Lightfoot is a rotten skunk…just like Rahm was. Chicago politics ruined this once fine city.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:05 pm
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    How's those strict gun laws workin for you Chicago? Disarm the honest man = arming all criminals. Vote Democrat if you want only criminals to have guns. Chicago take back your city take back your state vote Democrats out of office and watch your state turn around for the good.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:16 pm
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    Compare chicago to Libya.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:21 pm
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    Blah, blah, blah. NOTHING is going to change until the Black FAMILY is repaired. Single family homes=violent communities…..PERIOD!!!! Everything else is HOGWASH!!!
    SHITcago, JacksonKILLe, BaltiWHORE, KILLadelphia, DeTOILET and Omaha, NeBLASTya ALL have the same thing in common………… an infestation of SINGLE PARENTS!!!!

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:25 pm
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    Chicago residents need to form civilian defense forces for each community.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:32 pm
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    Come to Chiraq, the water is fine.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:36 pm
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    Get a u haul and get the f out of Illinois .

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:38 pm
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    Isn’t a typical government solution to simply ban the cause. What is the (cause) of Chicago’s crisis?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:31 pm
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    A yo dats rill ya'll baleedat forill

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:33 pm
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    Race and IQ have a strong correlation. There was a reason for segregation.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:35 pm
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    Wait there is violence in Chicago. I thought they had all these gun Laws
    to protect people against guns. Oh wait, are people killing people? Sounds like there is culture problem in Chicago. I hope you all realize how your gun laws have just unarmed law abiding citizens. It sounds like the law abiding citizens are scared and the gangs are in control.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:39 pm
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    "We need more programs". Sounds like Soviet (Communist) Russia.. "Give the youth something to do". Well, a lot of pro-slavery proponents argued that same point; no "gang violence" in the 1800s says a lot, no?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:43 pm
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    RELEASE TRUMP'S TRANSCRIPTS WITH PUTIN!!!!!

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:44 pm
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    My fellow (but misguided) conservatives keep commenting that these communities are violent and poor due to "Democrat" leaders. See, that's the "safe" answer. The real answer is RACE. That's just the truth. There are LOTS of Democrat cities that are predominately white. Compare them to the predominately black Democrat cities. Race explains the different levels in violence.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:48 pm
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    Well the Government has taken ALL the guns in Chicago so that cant be the issue. 😐

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:55 pm
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    WE NEED A FAR RIGHT DICTATORSHIP…JAPAN, GERMANY AND ITALY HAD IT RIGHT….USA FOUGHT ON THE WRONG SIDE

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:03 pm
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    Chicago has been dead a long time.🤔

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:08 pm
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    What violence in Chicago? There is no violence in Chicago. They have a fantastic gun program there; only the bad guys get to have guns. Good guys are not allowed to have guns, and this is what makes the program so successful as we can plainly see. Jesus.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:14 pm
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    Chicago is one of the many major cities that don't want law and order. They prove this time and time again by electing people who are very loud and proud anti-police and even actual criminals themselves! The current Mayor is quite proud of the fact she got cops terminated while she "served" on a police oversight committee.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:15 pm
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    I can tell you how to stop the violence in Chicago but you will call me racist. So stew in your own filth

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    There are no fixes to this issue

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:23 pm
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    They say all this crap, and in the end ever single one of them blame the police……and 2 of them ARE the police! The preacher says we can't legislate our way out of this and then talks about this wonderful piece of legislation!

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:27 pm
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    "I'm a black man first, then a police officer"……. there's one of the problems. A police officer should not even think about color, his own or anybody else's. Chicago's problems dam sure won't be solved with the bunch on this stage. They won't even identify the real problems.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:39 pm
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    It is not just a few people. It is many who are just as bad as it gets. And that is why it is so hard to fix.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:40 pm
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    When the state raises animals that prey on each other and society how are you going to fix that.
    Especially when they point the finger everyone else

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:46 pm
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    How about midnight basketball programs?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:46 pm
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    A black man first??? Right there is one of the problems.

    If I was a cop, and I said, I'm a white man first, how would that sound to black people??? I'm sure if Trump said, I'm a white man first all hell would break loose and he would be called a racist over and over again. This double standard has got to stop for anything to get done.

    The projection and double standard if what's causing much of this mess. One group hating and being able to do hateful things, and the other being accused of it.

    You should just be a man first. And it would be good to be a God-fearing man first. Then a father and husband, and then a cop.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:53 pm
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    As someone who goes into this City every day for my occupation, I would say for the people living there to start taking some pride in their Homes and neighborhoods. This city has some wonderful structures and buildings that are allowed to deteriorate. Clean up the garbage as citizens and paint your homes. It seems everywhere the democrats have strongholds, they turn to slums.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    Fast boats back to Africa is the best answer .

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  • September 28, 2019 at 3:13 pm
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    Blame your community. You guys shoot cops.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 3:14 pm
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    No One Ever Considers the PROBABILITY of CORPORATE MERCINARIES killing Planned Parenthood SURVIVORS in Gun Free Chicago, where Police Curruption and Deep State GOVERNMENT MADE Gangs were born!!!!

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  • September 28, 2019 at 3:14 pm
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    Tony just said what I said

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  • September 28, 2019 at 3:19 pm
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    We should be accepting refugees from Chicago's streets ha

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  • September 28, 2019 at 3:26 pm
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    Take your Right to defend yourselves back from Marxist legislators promising the government will protect you. Protect yourselves. There's nothing new about what I'm saying.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 3:30 pm
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    My white community doesn't have all this violence.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 3:43 pm
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    Grandma

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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    Mayor Lightfoot is part of the problem, Chicago needs real Americans up in office, not politician wanna-be's for they only have thrown wallet to fill. Put Candace Owens in charge of Chicago and watch exactly how the great city of Chicago can flourish once again, u have to quit voting democrat people, what have they done for u but turn your city into a war zone within America.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:28 pm
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    It all start at home!!! It’s there own kids killing each other and selling drugs in there own community!! There parents need to be parents and not there best friends!!!!

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:29 pm
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    I thought I was going to fix Chicago?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:31 pm
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    Lightfoot should be arrested for blocking ICE, she's a thief Chicago,why would u people vote in a money laundering thief.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:34 pm
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    “Police presence”
    What about legislation that breaks apart African American families?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:39 pm
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    Democrats have failed their people.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:40 pm
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    The world is not a happy place with rainbows and sunshine. It is a harsh, cruel reality.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:51 pm
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    Where there is life there is evil. Where there is no life there is no evil.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:21 pm
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    Latinos with trump 2020 suckers

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:34 pm
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    I used to be a democrat that deals with trump 2020 from New York City

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    Send "Buffalo Soldiers" in and end the gang problem.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:42 pm
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    Want the crime to continue? Keep voting for Mayors like that woman.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    Get rid of that mayor. She cuddles the criminal aliens. Those who have broken the law and hurt and destroyed lives of the Chicago people. What the heck. Stop voting democratic no matter their outward appearance. Or gamble and increase the chance of criminal aliens addicting or killing your beautiful child.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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    Okay-it may not matter to non-residents but Harvey is not Chicago-it is a suburb of Chicago and is more corrupt than Chicago(hard to believe but true).

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:01 pm
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    Single mother's we need dad's back in the home's .

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:13 pm
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    The problem is SIN. We have to do things the way GOD says to in the Holy Bible.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:15 pm
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    AT some POINT IT should BECOME OBVIOUS We have Criminals some evenTreasonous in DC!NO RULE of LAW!If WE ALL don't put a STOP to them They WILL US!WAKE UP DUMMIES!

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