Thursday, April 21, 2016

Carl Sandburg, call your office

City of the Cold Shoulders:
Surveillance footage shows more than a dozen bystanders failing to assist a popular Chicago hotel cocktail server lying in a crosswalk after he was knocked unconscious by an aggressor and run over by a cab moments later. Thirty-two-year-old Marques Gaines died at an area hospital from the injuries suffered outside a 7-Eleven store. Video shows Gaines running from his pursuer as soon as he noticed him, but the hoodie-clad man caught up and knocked him to the ground with a single punch. Shortly thereafter, a crowd gathered around his slumped body and rifled through his pockets before leaving the scene. In the moments leading up to a taxicab accidentally running over Gaines, more than a dozen bystanders passed the scene without trying to pull him out of the street.
Another town I wouldn’t live in on a bet.


rinardman said...

Wait, where are the Black Lives Matter protesters?

Chicago - a liberal run paradise.

JeffS said...

I once lived in Des Plaines, a suburb of Chicago, but I worked down in the Loop.

There wasn't much difference between city and suburbs, and I left because the place was too corrupt. And that was in 1989, just after Mayor Washington died. The postmortem feeding frenzy was simply disgusting.

Everyone see what it's like now. If they don't have their ideological blinders on.