"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
The state of Chicago's politics with Michael Bargo, author & commentator
Wednesday’s video: Police leaving cities
Won't you please, please help me?
(My new AT post....see for links and references)
A few weeks ago, I visited Maryland and reconnected with some old friends. We exchanged e-mail addresses, business cards, shared family photos, and heard the latest news from Baltimore.
The city has 700 police officers but is 500 short.
Over in Minneapolis, Mayor Jacob Frey is asking for help. He needs more law enforcement officers, according to local reports:
Mayor Jacob Frey said the city has asked state and federal agencies for assistance, citing the city's shortage of officers.
"Safety in our city has to be a priority," Frey said at a news conference Sunday, calling the reinforcements "really, really critical."
The weekend's victims include two men believed to have been struck by gunfire on the North Side and two men killed in a mass downtown shooting: one of the suspected gunmen and the student, whose family said was "an innocent bystander."
The increase in violence has tested the commitment of city leaders who unanimously promised to transform policing and public safety in the wake of George Floyd's death -- but are deeply divided about how to proceed.
While debates about policing have proved to be divisive within City Hall, some of the victims' relatives said they hope to remove politics from the discussion. They want a solution that will keep other families from feeling pain like theirs.
Who knew? Who knew that Minneapolis would have the same problem as Baltimore or Seattle or Chicago or others?
We are happy that Mayor Frey has figured it out. I guess that businesses and citizens leaving can “unwoke” the "wokest" among us.
Mayor Frey and the local government have themselves to blame. They allowed criminals to burn down a police station and minority-owned businesses in the name of social justice. They are left with broken glass, empty buildings, and a shrinking tax base.P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk). If you like our posts, click send, and drop a dime here.
Happy # 72 Hank Williams, Jr.
In 1989, Hank recorded one of his father's songs: "There's A Tear In My Beer". It was a great arrangement and video.
There's A Tear In My Beer.......Hank Williams Jr....... https://t.co/N9rPZI5YeQ via @amazon— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) May 26, 2019