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Chicago Police Supt.: ‘Stop
Adopting The Rhetoric Of Gun
Advocates, Chicago Does
Not Have Strict Gun Laws’

Mediaite, by Noah Rothman

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/11/2013 3:33:56 PM

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, flanked by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, held a news conference on Monday where he sought to clear up what he characterized as misconceptions about the Windy City’s gun laws. “Stop adopting the rhetoric of the gun advocates,” McCarthy implored the press. “Chicago does not have strict gun laws.” (Snip) "We’re here today to talk about the fact that we need mandatory minimum sentences in the state of Illinois,” McCarthy began. He said that he has seen the impact mandatory sentences can have in his prior role as the director
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Really? No wonder they have a crime problem in Chicago if these are the types of people policing the city. Amazing. That should really make the people of Chicago feel great. s/o

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 2/11/2013 3:37:50 PM     (No. 9170613)

Fat lying flunkey...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scrubber, 2/11/2013 3:40:15 PM     (No. 9170621)

Ah, Okay.
And "mandatory" sentences are rarely meted out.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 2/11/2013 3:41:59 PM     (No. 9170627)

What, pray tell, is strict then?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley, 2/11/2013 3:43:12 PM     (No. 9170629)

It doesn´t? Then why would I be a felon in all of Illinois for doing what is perfectly legal and proper in most states in the country?
I go a long way out of my way to avoid that criminal paradise (and keep my revolver loaded and holstered).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 2/11/2013 3:47:48 PM     (No. 9170642)

So the other issue is that "mandatory" sentences would likely disproportionately hit a certain demographic group, and that would require many studies, much hand-wringing, commissions, reviews and recommendations, and ultimately reparations for those most affected.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rabidrabbit1, 2/11/2013 3:54:02 PM     (No. 9170663)

What my "dog whistle" hearing is making out is that they have lightly enforced gun use laws, but heavily enforced gun ownership laws.

If you use a gun in a crime, you get a smack on the wrist. If you try to lawfully carry a gun as is legal in most other states, then they will throw the book at you for every infraction, imagined or otherwise.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: flatwater, 2/11/2013 4:12:01 PM     (No. 9170699)

Pathological dishonesty is a requirement in Democrat-dominated cities like Chicago.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JAN, 2/11/2013 4:17:03 PM     (No. 9170706)

We have noticed they don´t have strict laws against killing.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/11/2013 4:38:07 PM     (No. 9170741)

"Mandatory minimums" are unjust and wrong. Sure they cut down on crime. So does locking up everyone who jaywalks for 10 years! I know you folks think all judges are lefties that are soft on criminals, but that is really not the truth at all. A lot of judges are corrupt and get paid off, and we also do have a few bleeding hearts out there, but overall, most judges are not like that. We just hear all the stupid stories. There are many more that are worse and if you are poor, expect to be convicted even if you are innocent. Or if you were caught with others (perhaps even against your will) who did something you didn´t expect, plan to possibly spend the rest of your life in prison. The system is broken, folks. And if you want to take discretion away from judges in sentencing, then you must also agree with zero tolerance rules in schools where kids are kicked out for drawing pictures on their binders. It is the same mentality.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/11/2013 4:40:36 PM     (No. 9170747)

Oops, I meant to say "many more that are stricter" - not "worse"

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mike43, 2/11/2013 4:42:21 PM     (No. 9170752)

I can´t wait to read the comments on second city cop, when he posts this putrid talk.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 2/11/2013 4:45:00 PM     (No. 9170760)

I always thought that De Chicago River flowed through the Windy City. I didn´t know De-Nial did as well!!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 2/11/2013 4:56:32 PM     (No. 9170788)

Tell Gerry to go shoot out some (more) NYC streetlights while yelling racial slurs.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: lakerman1, 2/11/2013 5:15:51 PM     (No. 9170821)

One of the unfortunate consequences of mandatory minimum sentences is the plea bargaining of felonies down to misdemeanors.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Clinger, 2/11/2013 5:16:32 PM     (No. 9170822)

Perhaps so regarding what happens to violent criminals using guns in violent crimes.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: hershey, 2/11/2013 5:17:50 PM     (No. 9170829)

Wanker!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: LanieLou, 2/11/2013 6:04:11 PM     (No. 9170910)

Woo Hoo! Finally! Focus on the shooters not the guns! Mandatory sentences work. 93 % of Chicago gun criminals walk, thanks to greasy atty´s & pols.

I´ll believe it when I see it but if they do pass mandatory sentencing... that is awesome!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 2/11/2013 6:11:42 PM     (No. 9170925)

"Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, flanked by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel"

I can´t stop laughing about this guy being "flanked" by the ballerina. McCarthy reminds me of "Baghdad Bob", standing in front of cameras while U.S. tanks were rolling in the streets and denying that the Americans weren´t there.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/11/2013 6:25:39 PM     (No. 9170942)

The crime rate won´t change much until the behavior of Chicago´s citizens changes. That´s the underlying problem that Dems will never address.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Chief1942, 2/11/2013 6:51:44 PM     (No. 9170972)

When I hear "political" animals such as this make those kinds of statements, then I know very well why the founders gave us the 2nd Amendment. Truly the insane are in charge of the asylum.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/11/2013 6:52:30 PM     (No. 9170973)

Do they or do they not have a handgun ban?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: jimK1, 2/11/2013 9:04:36 PM     (No. 9171106)

No they don´t have a ban, you just can´t get one legally.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: provide, 2/12/2013 7:23:16 AM     (No. 9171492)

McCarthy, the best Police Superintendent money can buy.

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