How do you end hate?As the Mayor, in a series of interviews on Monday, explained how he planned to stop LBJ's great grand kids from turning Rahmaland into a real life version of Gunsmoke...
I’m talking about the kind of hate that led a young man to shoot his mother to death because she nagged him, as well as the kind of hate that shows a blatant disregard for life, as when an alleged gang member fired a gun into a crowd, killing a 7-year-old girl who was standing on the street with her mother selling candy.
That’s the question at the heart of the violence that has made living in some Chicago neighborhoods as dangerous as living in Afghanistan or Iraq...
“You have to be very aggressive in making sure the gang-bangers know that the police force and the community run the streets, they don’t,” the mayor said during [an] interview.
He also repeated his call for “gang-bangers” to stay away from the kids.
“Take yourself to the alley. Don’t get near them,” Emanuel said.
...the bullets continued to fly. The Sun-Times reported on Rhamaland Monday:
Eight people — including three teenagers — were wounded by gunfire in separate incidents Monday afternoon and evening on the South and Near West sides.
The shooting started about 3 p.m. when a 17-year-old boy was shot in the right leg in the 2400 block of East 75th Street, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. The teen said he heard shots and felt pain and was otherwise uncooperative with police.
Paramedics took him to South Shore Hospital in good condition, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.
Two hours later, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest in the 12400 block of South Perry Avenue, Zala said. He was taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
About 6:45 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen area and right foot during a drive-by attack in the 7200 block of South Champlain Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. The boy was standing on the sidewalk when somebody inside a gray minivan opened fire on him.
He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.
About five minutes later, two men, ages 25 and 28, were shot in the leg during a possible drive-by in the 11800 block of South Indiana Avenue, police said.
About 9:05p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the left buttocks during a possible drive-by in the 1000 block of South Racine Avenue, police said. The shooting happened just blocks west of the University of Illinois Chicago campus.