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    Posted October 2, 2009 by
    mmilam
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    Chicago, Illinois
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    Chicago's deadly streets

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    Death Is An Equal Oppertunity Employer

     

    I really question the wisdom of CNN when commentators use a gossip blogger like Sandra Rose for commentary on my city:

     

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/10/02/navarrette.chicago.obama.olympics/index.html

     

    This is the quote the commentator used from Sandra Rose, which came from:

     

    http://sandrarose.com/2009/09/30/obama-makes-pitch-for-olympics-while-children-are-dying-in-chicago/


    "More children died violent deaths in Chicago this year than in any other city in America. But all Obama cares about is bringing the Olympics to a city where basic services like water, sanitation and power often don't work. ... If Chicago does win the bid there will be plenty of police and National Guard on hand to protect the international visitors. That's more than they are willing to do for their own residents."

     

    There is nothing Obama can do about Death in Chicago, or in any city. If you wanna be safe from death, become immortal. Otherwise, you get your turn when you get it -- it doesn't matter who it takes. It could take my father, my mother, anybody that I know personally. I don't see anybody ready to break out the cameras and the tears for me. I could die of a mere heart attack at the weight I am, is anybody gonna do a special on me? Hell no.

     

    This isn't me speaking from selfishness. I just dislike bloggers and the world using Derrion Albert as an excuse to blast Chicago as some sort of terror zone. Crime is happening in every city. It doesn't care about time, race, creed or religion -- it doesn't even care about size. When it wants you, it wants you.

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