John Ransom

Many readers have already seen the video of Al Sharpton’s anti-gun Townhall that erupted into protest over poor policies that have condemned Chicago’s poorest-- and largely black communities—as vying to make the Windy City the murder capital of the world.

The rich, white Liberals who control Chicago, and the black politicians who enable them, seem ill informed about the vast safety desert that they have created in fifty years of progressive rule.

In the latest incident, a 15-year old girl was left naked and raped with severe head injuries on what Chicago politicians call a “safe passage” route in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood. The so called “safe passage routes” are an ill-conceived attempt to provide children who live in gang-controlled and violent neighborhoods with a way to get to and from school without being victims of violent crime. Citizens and cops patrol routes that children take to and from school.

Presumably, this take the place of an armed citizenry.

“While many cities have programs to help children get to and from school safely,” wrote the New York Times last August, “experts said few appear to be as elaborate and comprehensive as Chicago’s — a fact that advocates held up as proof of the city’s intense commitment to education and critics described as an unhappy reflection of the city’s struggle with violence. Known as Safe Passage, Chicago’s program began after the beating death in 2009 of a 16-year-old student, Derrion Albert, after he left his South Side high school one afternoon.”

Elaborate and comprehensive?

Try stupid.

They should let citizens arm themselves. Try 12 honest men armed with semi-auotmatic weapons. Instead they put up barriers to defense, especially for the poorest citizens in Chicago.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.