Where is the rage when in­no­cent chil­dren are dy­ing in Chicago?

Chicago Sun-Times - - OPINION -

So where is the rage? What stat­ues can we tear down today to protest the mur­der of 7-yearold Natalia Wal­lace by self­ish mo­rons on North La­trobe this past weekend?

And the mur­der of 1-year-old Sin­cere Gas­ton a week ear­lier? And the mur­der of 3-year-old Mekhi James the week be­fore that? And all the teenagers and preschool­ers and young adults liv­ing in­no­cent lives be­fore be­ing killed in their own neigh­bor­hoods by the self­ish gun play of com­plete id­iots?

This insanity has noth­ing to do with Black lives mat­ter­ing, racial jus­tice, un­em­ploy­ment or any of the so­cial ills af­fect­ing large swaths of our peo­ple. It’s a crime spree, sim­ple enough. And it needs the sim­ple ap­pli­ca­tion of ag­gres­sive po­lice work and cit­i­zen co­op­er­a­tion to quell it.

All the lib­eral hand-wring­ing in the world won’t solve this bru­tal crime wave. Hard and fair po­lice work, com­bined with re­al­is­tic pun­ish­ment, can go a long way to­ward get­ting these mon­sters to un­der­stand their time has come.

It’s time. We have too many mur­dered in­no­cents. Den­nis Allen, Wil­mette

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