With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Friday, May 21, 2010

Mayoral control of the schools?

At a news conference to discuss Chicago's gun ban and the Supreme Court's pending ruling on the issue, a reporter from the Chicago Reader asked him if the ban was effective.

"Since guns are readily available in Chicago even with a ban in place, do you really think it’s been effective?" asked Mick Dumke.“Oh!” Daley said. “It’s been very effective!”

He grabbed a rifle, held it up, and looked right at me. He was chuckling but there was no smile.
“If I put this up your—ha!—your butt—ha ha!—you’ll find out how effective this is!”
“If I put a round up your—ha ha!”


  1. Well, that's not all Mayor Daley said. Worried that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Chicago's handgun ban, Daley added for good measure that if the Justices were to become victims of violent crime, "Maybe they'll see the light of day," Daley said. "Maybe one of them will have an incident, and they'll change their mind overnight, going to and from work."
    Not that he's threatening them or anything.

  2. How can this man control the schools when he can't control himself?


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