Chicago Top Cop Blames Sarah Palin & Racism For City’s Gun Violence (Video)

Palin Derangement Syndrome strikes again.
Rahm Emanuel’s top cop Garry McCarthy blamed Sarah Palin and institutionalized racism for the gun violence in Chicago’s black and Latino communities.

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This loon is freaking crazy. Notice too that he delivered this speech at radical Father Pfleger’s wacky church.
NBC Chicago, via News Alert:

The pervasion of illegal guns in America’s black and Latino communities is a result of “government-sponsored racism,” akin to “slavery, segregation, black codes [and] Jim Crow,” Rahm Emanuel’s new police chief, Garry McCarthy, told parishioners at St. Sabina’s Church earlier this month.

“This is sensitive. You know, because everybody’s afraid of race. Have you noticed that? Everybody’s afraid of race. I’m not afraid of race,” said McCarthy, who told of growing up in the Bronx with guns, gangs and drugs plentiful.

“Let’s see if we can make a connection here. Slavery. Segregation. Black codes. Jim Crow. What, what did they all have in common? Anybody getting scared? Government sponsored racism.”

“Now I want you to connect one more dot on that chain of the African American history in this country, and tell me if I’m crazy: Federal gun laws that facilitate the flow of illegal firearms, into our urban centers across this country, that are killing our black and brown children,” he said.

McCarthy blasted the NRA, telling parishioners that their communities have paid the price while the gun manufacturers are getting “rich and living in gated communities.”

And he told an anecdote of just one night with the New York Police Department. After returning home from investigating a pair of shootings, he said he flipped on the television to relax, only to find “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” being broadcast.

“She was caribou hunting, and talking about the right to bear arms,” he said. “Why wasn’t she at the crime scene with me?”

“[McCarthy] got it right on parts and got it wrong on others,” said Shawn Gowder, the Vice President of the Chicago Firearms Safety Association and the Sergeant of Arms for the African American Police League.

Gowder said McCarthy was right in remarking that government-sponsored racism began with slavery and Jim Crow, but said it was wrong to make the association with that and the availability of guns.

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  • Multitude

    “Institutional racism”? Sounds like he’s blaming Chicago’s mayor and its new police chief. Nobody else has jurisdictional authority to be the institution in Chicago.


  • P. Aaron

    Chicago, you deserve this. Enjoy.

  • Andreas K.

    The irony here is that Chicago has some of the strictest anti-gun laws in the US. Yet…

    Of course it’s not working.

  • Gini

    McCarthy simply does not make sense. He’s combining apples and oranges.

  • vityaz

    That’s funny. They blame Sarah Palin who has nothing to do with anything
    And I blame Barack Obama who has everything to do with everything.

  • Carbon Pootprint

    Yeah it must be Palin who set up all these Progressive controlled Gaza Strips all over America. Filthy rich elite, (see any demoncrat pols and the people who fund them) only people able to earn a living are the paid muni workers, no commerce and there is always someone “outside” to blame.

  • MikeSilver

    Gun Control’s roots and intents are racism! The advocates are racist. Don’t believe me, take a look at these reports:

    Clayton Cramer’s Racist Roots of Gun Control

    GeorgiaCarry’s research into the origins of Gun Control in Georgia which liberal historians have agreed is accurate. Democrats were behind each of these laws.

    The title Disarm the Negroes was the title of editorial written by the editor of the predecessor of the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. One of the many quotes “A good negro is contaminated by the possession of a weapon in a time like this; a bad negro is made very much worse the moment he places a pistol in his pocket.” Sounds much like what Rham is saying today but with code words.

    GeorgiaCarry also researched crime rates and compared them before and after a gun control law was enacted for over 10 instances. Each time crime goes up when guns are banned and down when guns are allowed. Here is the link:

    Chicago’s gun ban enactment is shown on page 15 …. crime rates quadrupled in 3 years after the ban.

  • Steve

    “Institutional racism”? Police Chief McCarthy seems to forget who has been in charge in the City of Chicago for over 100 years. What a loon!

  • I had to look up “pervasion” because I had never heard it used before, and now I know why.

  • Militant Conservative

    Andreas is right. More guns less crime.

    Look it up.

    Powder is dry

  • toongoon

    This shows Mayor Imanuels seriousness in stopping crime in Chicago. A brand new police chief who goes into churches to stoke racism hatred of conservative.

    This has got to be Jeremiah Wrights brother from a different mother.

  • d_fitz

    Political pandering at its finest (worst).

  • Tom63010

    Typical Liberal equating completely unrelated subjects/events to come to an illogical moral conclusion. The Federal Government had a program to turn a blind eye to guns flowing across the border to Mexico and that is supposed to be OK with the most Liberal Administration in our history. Denying that policy contributed to violence in Mexico and more importantly in the border areas in the US. Yet in one of the many cities in America where ownership of a LEGAL firearm is strictly regulated they can’t figure out that the lack of guns in good people hands encourages bad guys to use theirs.

  • obfuscatenot

    Congratulations Sarah!!!!!!!!!! You were elected to run the city of Chicago?! Why didn’t you tell us? Wow, you are the greatest living human being to be able to do such great things! Back when you were on the streets of Chicago, organizing and making things better you got us free stuff and made us so happy and ….and…. and….

    What the hell is in the water up there?

  • obfuscatenot

    “Let’s see if we can make a connection here. Slavery. Segregation. Black codes. Jim Crow. What, what did they all have in common? Anybody getting scared? Government sponsored racism.”

    Again, what do they have in common- DEMOCRATS!

  • Ed

    When he talks about Government sponsored Racism is he referring to the Obama Administration?
    I’d like to know how many of his audience have family members involved with Gun, Drugs, and Violence? Of this number how many actually condemned their family members or simply made excuses for them? I ask this because it’s easier to blame than accept responsibility.

  • nickless

    More directly, why does this church not lose its tax-exempt status?

  • Don Gwinn

    “Now I want you to connect one more dot on that chain of the African American history in this country, and tell me if I’m crazy: Federal gun laws that facilitate the flow of illegal firearms, into our urban centers across this country, that are killing our black and brown children,”

    You want my help, Supe? OK: yeah, you actually are coming off a little bit crazy here. I realize you were at St. Sabina’s and there are certain expectations, and if you’re not going to do elaborate funny voices and spastic screaming then you’ve got to come up with some racist conspiracy theories or you’re not getting invited back, but a little dignity never hurt anybody.

    McCarthy could make a big start toward making amends by meeting with Shawn Gowder and LISTENING to what the man has to say. He’s an impressive person who understand’s Chicago’s neighborhoods but never seems to feel the need to pander.

  • “tell me if I’m crazy”
    OK, you’re crazy.
    “Why wasn’t she at the crime scene with me?”
    Because of your prior statement… You’re crazy.
    (this is too easy)

  • Ipso Facto

    First of all, the guy is totally correct when he says no one wants to hear what he has to say. The reason, however, is not because he has so bravely exposed institutional racism in America, but because he has the intellect of a snail and the speaking skills of Charlie the Tuna.

    How is it that all of the (many) guns in the hands of suburban white America are not somehow correlated with massive numbers of shell casings in the streets of suburbia along with senseless gun crimes and massive numbers of dead white kids in the streets?

    I submit that the problems they are having in Chicago are attributable to the Democratic Party’s policies over the decades that have perpetuated the cycle of ignorance and poverty in the lower class communities. Those people who are killing one another faster than McDonalds is making Happy Meals, have been left to rot in the ghettos as the failed subjects of the socialist’s deplorable experiment. When you isolate people from the negative consequences of their own behavior, (by giving them free money for behaving poorly) they fail to develop the traits that one can abundantly see in successful sectors of our society.

    How is it possible that the Asian kids have somehow managed to obtain the highest SAT scores, despite the fact that they are yellow skinned, if racism has been institutionalized in America?

  • Doc54

    Chicago having some of the strictest gun laws of any city, yet one of the highest murder rates in the country, what a bunch of political BS. And the Palin bashing?, the demorats are terrified of her! This all coming from Chicago’s top cop who was placed there by Rahm Emanuel, one of odumbo’s cronnies. What a pack of RATS(DEMO)!!

  • tommy mc donnell

    government sponsored racism, he forgot to mention affirmative action.

  • STL Hawkeye

    Yeah, when I come home from a long day at work and turn on the T.V. and Cops is on, I thank Barack Obama and liberals for how ****ed up this country is.

  • Missy8s

    Scratching my head…???

    One of the primary purposes of “Jim Crow” laws was to DISARM blacks and keep them defenseless against the Klan.

    This guy is an idiot.

  • Marie

    Black people shoot other black people. That is Sarah Palin’s fault. Got it.

  • jorgen

    Chicago Top Cop Blames Sarah Palin & Racism For City’s Gun Violence

    Well, racism is the hallmark of the party that for ages has been run by the Kennedys, the KKK and Obozo, namely the Dems, so I can believe that if he insists. However, how Palin can influence Chicago is beyond me!

  • GrayRider

    Another liberal moron ASSHAT.

  • GrayRider

    BTW…the only “government sponsored racism” is from the DEMOCRAT Party who has a long shameful history of racism.

  • Joe Camel

    Which “gun” law on the books exactly requires any black or illegal to purchase and use a weapon to murder/rape/rob someone with? Amazing to always blame a tool or object that one does not like instead of the real issue. Double speak at it’s finest as usual. As one who has used my “state approved carry weapon” twice in my life to deter those misunderstood “African American” males who only wanted to lighten my wallet and such; guess my racism was showing so they needed to do that, they did not at that point see their interest being furthered and moved on upon sight of it. Guess they decided on to other less prepared opportunities. True, I am not one who brags about my black friends, of which I have none, don’t speak Spanish and I don’t intend on learning it. I do hear from those who say I need those friends to truly understand where they are coming from. Truthfully, if they had grown up as I did, they would be the one learning. They don’t care to listen, so why should I? The day is coming I fear when you will be required to defend oneself from these cretins everywhere, but I am a fear monger I am told. Time will tell.

  • Kingslayor

    This one of the reasons this administation and the like is soooo dilusional. A perfact example of lipo-suck out gray matter and insert fecal matter!!!

  • Carbon Monoxide

    Chicago: the next Detroit.

  • Most gun crimes in Chicago are black on black. Sara Palin’s audience is not heavily black, in fact I doubt if any of the gun crime perps have ever accessed her website or weatched a video of her. This is a typical “big lie” put out by the left in the hopes if is repeated often enough it will be believed.

    Thank God for the internet and Jim Hoft that right thinking readers can challenge these utter falsehoods.

  • tarpon

    The pervasion of illegal guns in America’s black and Latino communities is a result of “government-sponsored racism,” akin to “slavery, segregation, black codes [and] Jim Crow,” Rahm Emanuel’s new police chief …

    He is blaming the Democrats and their KKK for all their ills … And probably doesn’t even know it.

  • succotash

    Expect to see more of this crap as 2012 approaches. Drooling neanderthals!

  • JPeden

    More “nuanced” Prog humor, I suspect. DemoKKKrats have been running most of “America’s black and latino communities” since well before Sarah Palin had even graduated from HS. But at least the people there have now been upgraded to “Moose”.

  • Chisum

    I read that BO is celebrating his 50th birthday in Chicago with a major fundraiser for his reelection campaign.

    It sounds to me as if McCarthy is trying out democrat party talking points.

  • BarryT

    Chicago is nothing more than an imploding Sh** hole. Who really cares what it’s leaders think, say or do???? For that matter, who really cares about Chicago? It provides nothing of value to this country.

  • Nano

    And this guy has a badge and a weapon. Be afraid really.

  • Stephana

    blacks killing blacks and others with illegal guns. Now it is Sarahs fault? What about the years of demonrat government?

  • Tawny Jones

    Chicago was one of the most violent cities in America back in the 1920’s & 30’s, long before Sarah Palin was born. Oh, right: She was aready in spirit form, riding the backs of owls, chanting evil incantations.

  • mamagriz68

    And this is the guy who will be in charge next year when the G8 and NATO summits come to town. So the Chicago Way will be going beyond national to worldwide. . . just in time for the election. Is it too much to hope that people’s eyes will be opening up in the next year?

  • pst314

    The pervasion of illegal guns??? You may wonder where Garry McCarthy got his sorry-ass education. The Wayans Brothers’ Booked on Phonices answers that question.

  • kansas

    I went home the other day and turned on the TV to relax and there was Ed Schultz. Why wasn’t he at work with me?

  • dnb

    #17: Answer: Because the church is afraid of Fr. Pfleger and the state is afraid of his constituents.

  • burt

    What did Mayor Washington do to correct these problems?

  • flyoverland

    Our family has traditionally taken a three day trip to Chicago to shop for fall clothes. I am canceling that trip.

  • whit seven

    “who told of growing up in the Bronx with guns, gangs and drugs plentiful.”

    And Palin was responsible for that too?

  • Rock

    I suspect we will be seeing a big move by WTF and team against the Second Amendment very soon. This story tied with the Operation Fast and Furious and others such as the one about looking at a back door option on gun ownership seems to be a lead up to a major development. As I have said elsewhere Fast and Furious is a big deal that needs to be pushed. It has the potential to damage the Administration at a time when it count most. All the other BS is small time distractions, Gun Walker has potential. Pajamas Media has been on this story as well as Big and Michelle Malkin Daily. We need to force this story to the forefront of the Nations awareness now, and keep it there, Weiner stayed in the blogs daily for better than 3 weeks, we need this story pushed, or we are just whistling in the dark.

  • TiminPhx

    I feel about the gangbangers killing each other much like many a person must have felt about the Soviets and the Nazis killing each other by the millions.

    Where do I donate extra ammo?

  • Mark

    Another stupid, loudmouth police politician. F**k you McCarthy, you two bit political whore.

  • agentbrianterry’sghost

    OT, and yet not:

    ‘The Post prints an attack on Issa that no other paper saw fit to run: an anonymous hit job concocted by the Obama administration. And The Times finally talks Gunwalker … by attacking the GOP. With a debunked lie.’

    [email protected]:[email protected]es-msm/

  • Rock

    What WTF was saying with Hope and Change was quite simply make me the One, and I will attack and demonize the the whites of this nation. He and his league of raciest followers have been the most destructive influence on race relation in this country in my life time. Gang Bangers killing each other and anyone caught in the crossfire is raciest action by whites, please in what world does this POS live?

  • bicentennialguy

    It’s amazing…Sarah Palin is almost as powerful as George W. Bush. Look at what they are capable of doing! Who knew?

  • owl

    Scary? I said that word about a thousand times while Obama was doing his Deceiver Campaign. AG Holder is actually more than I could imagine. Now this from a Police Chief? Nutty as fruitcakes and it is in the position of power.

  • Radegunda

    “One of the primary purposes of “Jim Crow” laws was to DISARM blacks and keep them defenseless against the Klan.”
    — And the plaintiff in that Second Amendment case in the news recently was a black man who wanted to protect himself from the gangs plaguing his neighborhood. Most of the white leftists who love Obama would prefer that such people be disarmed — and leave it to the police to investigate the crime scene afterward.

  • Sorry To Live In Illinois

    I was in the west side of Chicago three weeks ago on a mission trip. Drugs openly being dealt on nearly every corner in the neighborhood I was in. Drugs were everywhere. Very few police cars. Mom and pop liquor stores on every corner with big signs “Link Card Accepted here” and “Lotto”.

    Stickers on ever stop sigh that say, “Please Don’t Kill Me.”

    The people who live in the neighborhood accept this as their way of life. They can’t fix it, so the accept it.

    This is the inter city society that Jessi, Al and Obama promote. Give them everything so they vote democrat.

    How any of this relates to Sarah Palin is beyond me. Does the NRA promote drugs? Do they promote Flash Mobs in retail stores? Do they promote beating students with boards as they leave school? Do they promote theft of anything that is not tied down?

    Eliminate the free ride and the drugs to break the cycle and things will get better.

  • greenfairie

    I’m sure in the ‘hood they tuned in to watch Sarah plug some caribou for food.

    This is why the Left wants to make sure minorities remain poor, uneducated, raised in broken families headed by teen moms, and permanently on the dole. More susceptible to lies and manipulation.

    Frankly this had to have been done so nobody in the ghetto would get mad at the crackdown on flash mob violence.


    You are witnessing the downfall of the 2nd amendment. This is the beginning of how it will go down. There will be stories in the media, then a supreme court decision, and executive orders. They will come for the registered firearms, and they will request you turn in your unregistered firearms (or face prison time, if caught).

    This is what they did in Germany, Austria in the late 1930’s. This is history repeating itself. People will make a stand here and there and the media will jump in and say! See, this is why we have to take guns from these crazy Tea Party people. Wake up, it is beginning. It will continue.

    How do we stop it?? We have to organize with like minded Patriots, we have to be ready to fight en-mass. I don’t care if you are willing to die for our constitution, our country, your family.

    Are you willing to kill for them??

  • lyle

    The people of Chicago should be sickened. embarrassed, and scared. This ignoramus can’t tell victims from perpetrators or cause from effect, and has an illiterate’s understanding of history.

    “Let’s see if we can make a connection here. Slavery. Segregation. Black codes. Jim Crow. What, what did they all have in common? Anybody getting scared? Government sponsored racism.”

    As others have pointed out, all those evils were perpetrated by his own party in places where, like Chicago, they ran the government top to bottom. Including Chiefs of Police, who criminalized legal self-defense by citizens and sanctioned violent assault by members of their own party. Republicans were among the victims.

    Ignorance, stupidity, and an insistent blindness to history are hallmarks of the modern Democratic Party. Don’t any Democrats have enough decency to be ashamed?

  • Me

    Did I hear him right, did he just admit to destroying an active crime scene. Idiot!! This clown is all bark, Newark’s crime tripled during his watch

  • FurryGuyJeans

    “She was caribou hunting, and talking about the right to bear arms,” he said. “Why wasn’t she at the crime scene with me?”

    Maybe because she is in no way, shape or form, even tangentially connected to Chicago Law Enforcement? Is this balloonhead actually wanting out-of-city/out-of-state “civilians” involved in police work now? Is this moron actually admitting his police officers are so incompetent/lazy they can’t (or won’t) do the job they are paid to do?

    And I thought the police always want people totally unrelated to the crime as far from the crime scene as possible.

  • American

    Chicago and the people who run it have been crooks since the city had the big fire 150 years ago. Ms Palin is about 50 years old. She must be a strong woman to have an influence on anything 100 years before her birth. REMEMBER THAT IN CHICAGO ONLY THE CROOKS HAVE GUNS BECAUSE THEY RUN THE CITY AND MAKE THE RULES. A word to the stupid police puppet: If you want to make a statement and want it to have validity try making it in a PRO AMERICAN church. Like one that does not have an ANTI AMERICAN communist believing leader and following.

  • chuck in st paul

    “Caribou Barbie shot Bambi. Must. Get. Gun. Must. Shoot. People.”

    What a crock. I can use his logic. Bowling ball, the color blue, one way streets, Vice President Bite-me saying stupid stuff on TV. Now I must go shoot someone.

    What’s the frequency Kenneth?!?

  • dunce

    Gun control laws were first passed in the south after the civil war to keep blacks disarmed. The high murder rate in black communities proves that they were wrong to fear armed blacks killing whites. They did not believe they would turn their weapons on each other. The NRA wants every american to enjoy the right to self defense, they have never advocated offensive use outside of our military also in defense of our country. Anybody can join the NRA for a small fee but though they do not discriminate it is unlikely you will find any bloods, crips, or gangbangers among their membership.

  • Community Organizer

    He’s all yours Rahm. You imported this illiterate clown car driver and now you own him. You overlooked the fact that he’s just another Prog political hack and hired him for an important job. Now you’re stuck with him, like a dead fish hanging around your neck. How does it smell Rahm? Not good? Well he’ll keep smelling until his contract is up. Big mistake Rahm. Good luck with that Rahm.

  • Jim,

    This is why the local control of the SLPD issue here in STL is so important, and why it can’t be written off as “no big deal.”

  • Rock

    58 June 24, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    You are witnessing the downfall of the 2nd amendment.


    And there you have the real story.

  • Mad Hatter

    This man is delusional, and is not fit to be the Chief of Police for Chicago. His ramblings show that he’s a danger to the public safety since he is displaying that he’s an activist for a certain group of people, and he makes broad generalizations without any proof.

    This type of attitude will be greeted by the thugs, drug dealers, and gang members. Also, anyone who is a friend of Father Flager is an activist for the radical anti culture, anti law enforcement left.

  • Mad Hatter

    Excuse me, Pfleger, not Flager. For those who don’t know about this radical activist hiding behind the cloth, here he is. He is truly mentally disturbed.

  • TammyChicago

    Oh hell. That bat$hit crazy “church” was the perfect place for that dirty slime ball to deliver his racist laden sermon. Why break tradition? Another example of how PDS can drive the
    left into raving lunatics. The left has officially become stage 4 malignant.

  • Greg

    Wow! This guy is batsh*t crazy!

  • Ramon

    Yeah, she’s why they have all that Eskimo violence up in Alaska, too. That this guy is a sworn police officer is scary. That he’s the Chief in major city is just sad.

  • MJBeejr

    Talk about oratorical diarrhea! This clown has mastered the art. I especially love the bombastic line in which he states: ” everybody is afraid of race – except me”. And, to blame Sarah Palin for his failures, and those of a twisted liberal ideology and it’s unconstitutional policies, is pure evil. The fact that this self-aggrandizing, demagouging, race baiting individual can stand there and pull the usual Democrat “cop out” (pun intended), makes him nothing more than a tool of commies in the White House and a very pitiful human being – at best. A perfect compliment to his sociopathic boss!

  • There were many, many comments and they made more sense than anything recently read! It shows that there are still many intelligent people, who understand the realities. Too bad there are so few in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and the Democrat party, etal.

  • sharon rodriguez

    All one has to do to see how citizens fare in countries where only the police have weapons is to look at Mexico, Libya, Egypt, Syria . BHO would like nothing better than to see all citizens disarmed.

  • Frank

    Wow another liberal rant against Palin who has nothing to do with chicago. The Democrats have been in power in Chicago since 1931 and continue to blame everybody but themselves. They do not have a clue what or how to make a city safe for everybody. They have made sure that the rowdies have their guns but try to keep the guns out of the law abiding citizen’s hands . Almost every large town in the United States that has a large number of unlawful citizens has a Democrat administration. And still most of them still try to blame Sarah Palin for all their ills. Get over it she lives most of the time in Alaska thousand of miles away from most towns and still the liberal and democratic administrations try to blame her for their problems which they caused themselves. This is the dumbest rant about Palin so far.

  • Melanie

    And I’ve heard the flip side used also-that racist whites supposedly kept blacks from having firearms as self defense under segregation. Whichever story works at any given minute, for the left and their racebaiter supporters.