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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  • 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.

  • countenance


    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!

  • http://webtv James Florida

    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.