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Gang members invited
to summit designed to
end the violence

Chicago Sun-Times, by Frank Main

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Posted By:brianod1, 8/1/2013 8:45:39 AM

Hundreds of gang members will be invited to a summit in Chicago in an attempt to broker peace in the bloodiest neighborhoods — 20 years after “gang summits” here and in other states drew national attention, organizers said Wednesday. The Rev. Gregory Tatum, a California pastor with Chicago roots, said he hopes the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton will attend the Sept. 27-28 summit. Jackson spoke at a gang summit two decades ago in Chicago, delivering a message to gang members that they were the “new frontier of the civil rights struggle.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 8/1/2013 9:01:20 AM     (No. 9452671)

So twenty years later, after it is clear that Jackson´s line about “new frontier of the civil rights struggle" didn´t work, they hope he comes to this summit to spew some new useless slogan.

Fool me once....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 8/1/2013 9:14:08 AM     (No. 9452699)

It is good that someone is trying to do something about the problem. It is bad that those making the effort do not understand the problem and therefore have no idea what to do about it. It is tempting to hold such reformers in contempt, to despise them for what seems their willful ignorance. But they are also to be pitied. They mean well. They are fools. Well-meaning fools seldom achieve what they set out to do. Very often they make matters worse instead of better.

Young males in a state of nature aggregate and run in gangs. This is a natural human phenomenon. To treat such barbaric warriors as though they were at an advanced level of civilization and morality, to ask them to be reasonable, to be scrupulous, to settle their differences peacefully and rationally etc. if of course the advice of fools.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 8/1/2013 9:15:50 AM     (No. 9452703)

This has St. Trayvon rally written all over it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wordsmith82, 8/1/2013 9:17:48 AM     (No. 9452709)

“The real issue is no mentoring — all the fathers are gone,” he said. Is he allowed to say that?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: skedaddle, 8/1/2013 9:36:23 AM     (No. 9452741)

I´m sure this will fix the problem because all the other gang summits have been so successful. s/o

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Reply 6 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 8/1/2013 9:36:33 AM     (No. 9452742)

“I will ask the brothers to cease all shooting when kids are present,” he said. “That’s a start.”

This made me LOL. Next thing you know, every baggy pants gangsta will have a little kid along with him on his rounds. ´´No shooting - I have a kid present´´. And of course, everyone will comply...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: AltaD, 8/1/2013 9:38:32 AM     (No. 9452746)

Sounds like a bad episode from ´Hill Street Blues´.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 8/1/2013 10:03:33 AM     (No. 9452814)

This will be about as successful as AlGore´s idea of midnight ghetto basketball tournaments.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: provide, 8/1/2013 10:05:10 AM     (No. 9452819)

The last time there was a summit, it was in Los Angeles when Maxine Waters got them $100 a week per member federal payoff.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: richwill, 8/1/2013 10:11:01 AM     (No. 9452832)

I thought the last gang summit was in St. Louis during the Carter regime? I could be wrong, I know there was this type of fiasco previously and it accomplished nothing, but a good time for the gang members on the taxpayers dime.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: fishbone, 8/1/2013 10:16:02 AM     (No. 9452843)

Remember "The Warriors". ;-)

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 8/1/2013 10:20:35 AM     (No. 9452849)

Metal detectors at all doors, windows, cracks in the walls and floors? Thank you.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: coldoc, 8/1/2013 10:20:45 AM     (No. 9452850)

Will they have to pass through a metal detector? Probably a good idea.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: realrep, 8/1/2013 10:24:31 AM     (No. 9452857)

Who is footing the bill?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: William1, 8/1/2013 10:47:22 AM     (No. 9452914)

Who will be leading the invocation gun-fight?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry, 8/1/2013 10:56:15 AM     (No. 9452941)

Almost makes one wish for a reprise of a famous St. Valentine´s Day event. It could be called St. Travon´s Day. /sarcasm off

And I don´t even live in Chicago.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: formerNYer, 8/1/2013 11:06:17 AM     (No. 9452966)

no fathers, no family, no morals, no God, welfare insrtead of a pay check,
education? homies don´t need no education.

yeah this summit will help for a day or 2.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 8/1/2013 11:22:59 AM     (No. 9453016)

Yeah, that´ll work.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: tennisbum, 8/1/2013 11:36:42 AM     (No. 9453048)

Too bad we can´t get Mooch and Zippy to take a leisurely stroll at midnight on the southside of Chicago unaccompanied by the secret service.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/1/2013 12:34:27 PM     (No. 9453168)

You can`t make peace with people who were never instilled with a conscience as a child.

Once a sociopath always a sociopath.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: woodsman, 8/1/2013 1:54:49 PM     (No. 9453313)

Net....Gas....problem solved

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