‘Sanctuary city’ Chicago can’t even protect itself from itself - Brooklyn Paper

‘Sanctuary city’ Chicago can’t even protect itself from itself

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has promised to keep the immigrants safe from Donald Trump and keep Chicago a “sanctuary city.”

“To be clear about what Chicago is, it always will be a sanctuary city,” he said at a conference. “To all those who are, after Tuesday’s election, very nervous and filled with anxiety … you are safe in Chicago, you are secure in Chicago and you are supported in Chicago.”

Now this has to be the funniest thing I have read in a long while, and I truly think that Mayor Emanuel should change careers, because he has a real future in stand-up comedy.

How can he promise to keep immigrants safe from Donald Trump when he can’t keep his own citizens safe from shootings and murder?

There were more murders there in eighth months this year than all of last year, according to a DNA Info article dated Sept. 2,

The Chicago Tribune added, in an October item, “A bloody year for Chicago hit a new low this past weekend as 17 people were fatally shot, marking the deadliest weekend so far this year and pushing homicides past the 600 mark for the first time since 2003.”

Last June I wrote about the Memorial Day weekend where at least 69 people were shot, six fatally, between May 23 and May 27, and the fact that Al Sharpton and the president didn’t stand on any soap box and protest.

No outrage from Al Sharpton, the president was more quiet than a church mouse, and as far as then was concerned Rahm Emanuel didn’t come out swinging that he was going to keep everyone safe. All was quiet on the Chicago front.

What is even more compelling about the whole safety sanctuary issue is that Donald Trump had not been elected as president yet. Okay all you liberals and Trump haters, you can’t blame the crime in Chicago on him, it was going on before Trump beat Hillary in the elections.

However the press won’t report on this or any other item, nor will you hear from Al Sharpton, who I suspect is busy packing, and of course the president is too busy on his European tour, so he isn’t interested. No the issue will remain in the dark because it is easier for the media to Trump bait than to ever tell the real story.

Not for Nuthin,™ but for all those immigrants that Rahm Emanuel is promising to protect from Donald Trump, I would be very, very anxious, because living in his Sanctuary City is no real sanctuary at all.

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Joanna DelBuono writes about national issues every Wednesday on BrooklynDaily.com. E-mail her at jdelbuono@cnglocal.com.

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