Mayor Rahm Emanuel threatens pat-downs at funerals if gangs don't learn to respect churches

Having stepped up to the threat posed to his city by a proposed chicken sandwich shop, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning his attention back to gun violence, and just in time: the city has racked up 470 murders so far this year. Emanuel has a way with the gang bangers, appealing to them in July to remember their values and not shoot each other in front of children. (“Take your stuff away to the alley,” he recommended.) Today he adds that they should respect places of worship as well. Problem solved?


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  • Bob Cordon

    Yeah, that oughta do it. Hehehe.

  • DeadBuffalo Blog

    All of a sudden, churches matter to a dem? Oh. I forgot. Dems shakedown the black churches for $$ during Sunday service. Carry on…

  • serfer62

    If the cops shoot as well as the NYPD then the force will be eliminated in say a dozen funerals

  • Danny Wheeler


  • mickeyco

    And his brothers are so bright.

  • my preciousss!!

    they deserve each other

  • kayakingfatso

    Hey, how is there still crime in Chicago? This guy’s so tough!

  • SpinMeNot

    How can anyone expect these animals to respect sacred ground, when they don’t respect themselves?

  • syvyn11

    Knowing Rahm, he’d get the TSA to do the pat downs. If so, the gangs would have nothing to worry about.

  • louisiana_mom

    This is disturbing if you think about it… They always take little steps toward totalitarianism. Today, gang funerals, tomorrow all church goers… think about it.

    • Zane Henry

      it’s always death by a thousand, tiny cuts. Patriot Act becomes NDAA, etc.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Trying to add a few cops to cities murder rate, Mr. Mayor? Such a good idea to send cops to places where dozens of armed criminals are going through the stages of grief.

  • Tom Bones

    That’s just rich “remember their values”, those people have no values. Hence why they wander the streets like animals. Who needs racism to keep you down when your entire broken culture is doing a fine job.

  • Jack Deth

    Yeah, Rahm.

    Brilliant idea. Good luck finding cops ready, willing and able to do that without back up, helmets, face shields , vests and full blow riot gear.

    Because that is what you’ll have the moment a car back fires. Or a wrong move is made or a slight perceived by any side.

    Great way to reach out to the community.

  • peteee363

    i suppose arming citizens would never enter his thick skull? just ask them to not shoot in front of kids, or at funerals should work. does anybody know if these gangbangers watch the news, or even know how to read??

  • $1014973

    Boy talk about avoiding addressing the core problem.