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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Adidas SLAMMED for Promoting Slavery Shoes

At first glance of this ridiculous shoe, I thought it was a joke, a really ugly joke, then I realized it wasn't, this was really a product that Adidas thought that they could pawn off this plantation style fuckery on the masses.

The official advertising by-line of the shoe was "your game is so hot, you lock your kicks to your ankles". 

What?  Now, Adidas, now I know that not only is your design team clueless, but so is your promotion team

How about I lock my shoe in the ass of the nimrod who got permission to come up with and promote this shit on the market!!!

What part of this is not offensive and stupid? 

Which brings me to another point. This type of bafoonery is really geared toward a certain demographic.  The group not concerned with shoe performance or true style.

This shoe was tailor-made for the thug-ass ghetto, don't want nothing, trying to floss folks, that will buy or steal anything new that they think will up their street style quotient.
And that doesn't exclude any race or group that caters to simplistic thinking with a group mentality.

The ultimate shoe, with the price tag that matches, with simple folks loving to spend money they don't have, on silly items that won't mean anything in four months or less.

It is like they can't wait to brag to the other un-educated idiots in his social circle  that he dropped two hundred dollars on a pair of shoes that he's wearing, walking up and down the street to destination nowhere!  I'm sure those shoes will lose some tread, on those half-dozen trips a day to the corner store to buy chips, juice, and the occasional malt liquor.

Ghetto does it to themselves. Think about it. Everything revolves around a prison mentality.

Sagging pants, showing underwear, white t-shirts, black hoodies, hanging out in groups on the corner, teardrop tatoos, music that promotes rape, violence and chaos, and the number one pet peeve, DIRTY ASS DREDLOCKS or as I'd like to call them Raggedy Andylocks! 

I happen to sport the doo and it has never occurred to me to have my hair look like I wash my hair daily in the Chicago River.

Can't blame Adidas.

Then again corporate America, I do need you to stop acting like the dumbasses on the street.

Stop being a follower and be above the bullshit!  Your pockets won't suffer.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Romney Tries to Woo Latino Votes By Using the Possibility of Rubio as VP

Mis-informed Mitt really wants me to believe that he is seriously considering Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio for a running mate.

No, I don't believe it for a second. Although, Rubio has a great following in the Hispanic community, he's only been in the Senate for two years and he's only forty one years old.

Picking Rubio may blow up in his face like Palin did for McCain. It is almost like a Groundhog's Day disaster.  Senator Rubio, though probably infinitely more informed on the issues than the former Duh Governor from Alaska, Palin, he has his share of baggage that the Romney camp will probably not want to deal with at this stage of the game.

Mittens has yet to answer questions about his stance on immigration. Even top Republicans are asking him to make a stand, any stand, at this point.
I mean, at least an honest answer to show that he has thoughts on the subject.  He is kind of damned no matter what,  anyway, if he picks  Rubio, it will look like a ploy to pander to the Latino community and they can see through that just would't look good.

During this vetting process, Romney and camp, need to find out if the stories about Rubio embellishing his family's past are true.  His stories about his Cuban exile parents seem to change and morph with every speaking engagement.  I mean if he is lying about that, what else is he lying about?

Marco Rubio's been caught in a pickle when it comes to lying. That ego is something else and it shows that everything shiny isn't gold.
The Washington Post dug up some dirt on Rubio concerning a loan that he didn't disclose when he was supposed to and he has run up expenses on the Republican Party Florida Credit card. It seems that he has champagne tastes with the taxpayers' dollars. 
You know that more than certain, that strip joint workers have been paid handsomely through Floridian tax money.

Mitt has come to his defense, but I'm sure thats his "out" from Senator Rubio as a serious VP choice.
It's really too much drama from a person that says he's not even interested in the V.P. position.

Besides, will Mittens really want to alienate the good old boys in the Republican network with such a potentially "controversial" choice?

Yeah Right!

John Boehner Blames Obama For Derailing Dream Act After He Stalled Dream Act-Style Bill

Tsk, tsk Mr. Boehner....

I assume from his actions and past statements that Mr."Speaker of the House" Boehner is like most of the 1 percenter folks who believe that the average American doesn't have a clue.
I think that is one of the only reasons that old "Bone-Head" Boehner would utter his latest crazy such a thing.

Now let's be up front about the facts, Bone Head. The President has tried to push the Dream Act since he's been in office.  Your good ole boys shot  him down in 2010 with an unified show of misguided unity.   Now, for the "I'm for the rich" buttholes that they are, the president's latest decision is now an issue.

The Republicans screaming foul because they've been outwitted and  "I Shed A Thousand Tears" Boehner is upset that the President took the high road and back-doored his ass on this issue.  If the House wasn't going to try the bi-partisan route, then he figured out another way to get some sort of resolution on the table, after all, people's futures and lives are in the balance.  You can't go forward, if you are stuck by your past.

Unfortunately, as usual, folks are being caught in the politcal crossfire. This particular time it involves the Latino community.

Boehner says we are operating in a hostile political enviroment. Really????

Are you referring to the hostile political climate that you, the Congress, Teapublicans, and big corporate lobbyists have created?  Basically, the groups that are preventing ordinary, hard-working Americans from getting ahead.

What did we average American folks in the 99 percent, ever do to the 1 percent that causes them to support the constant sticking in the ass?

How much more money and power do you and your special interest folks need to take to be completely satisfied?

When is enough enough?

When will they realize that eventually the majority will get tired of being taken advantage of and their position will be threatened by the masses? 

You can't keep screwing up most of the population without consequences.

I'm really more disgusted with Boehner because of his humble background. He grew up poor, so you would think that his uppity ass would be more sensitive to the plight of the poor.

But then again, when your pockets have been stuffed like a high-priced whore during convention weekend, you kinda forget those things.

Rodney King....RIP

Rodney King, the man who was thrown into the middle of a race war in the 1990's has passed away.

Mr. King was always uncomfortable with being in the spot light and he preferred not to be used by the media or by black folks.   He become the front and the back story of racial tension not just in Los Angeles but across the nation and world.

So, with Mr. King's passing, let's see what has changed in the twenty plus years since that horrific beating... NOTHING!!
That monumental ass whipping he was given by those four police officers did nothing for any minorities' future, especially blacks.

I've read Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, who contrary to popular white belief, aren't the national spokes persons for black folks, now use Trayvon Martin as a more modern example of unjustice against minority males.   I know, anything to stay relevant gentlemen and in the public eye.

My father, who is now close to eighty years old, was suffering before Rodney, with a couple of unwarranted police beat downs of his own in the Fifties and Sixties.
My personal belief is that these incidents have become more worse and more violent, so much for "post racial" harmony.

Officers will shoot first and answer questions later.  
The popular response, after some police sponsered mischief has gone down is usually, "I thought he had a gun".   It's never one shot, these officers act like b-level Rambos and will now unload a whole clip on your ass! These types of officers never wait for an incident to escalate, its usually a display of force first, with a baton or taser, and then the inevitable shooting.
Officers really have that shit backwards!

At every level, across the nation, the lack of control and respect is so blatant now.
Heaven forbid, an incident happens in the state of Florida, where it seems to be open season on minorities.  It seems, each time these cases come up, there is almost certain to be an aquittal of the officer or even civilian, no matter what the circumstances.
Or, if the victim is lucky enough to survive a police assault and lives, they are sentenced to twenty years in prison -  right, state of New York? 
New York, where an officer went into into a military decorated veteran retiree's home, said he was "out of control", though he could barely move due to various illnesses, and shot him to death.

Yes, America, home of the free and land of the brave - nothing has changed too much on our shores.

Minorities are still getting it in the ass  with police approved gunfire!!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Highways Into Prison Grids?

This was one of the best articles that I have ever read. I just reposted information another writer was smart enough to put out to the masses. This post is for those Americans that need to get their head out of their asses! This is not a peaches and cream society! WAKE UP! 10 Signs That The Highways Of America Are Being Transformed Into A High Tech Prison Grid by Michael Snyder Once upon a time, the open highways of America were one of our greatest symbols of liberty and freedom. Anyone could hop in a car and set off for a new adventure at any time and even our music encouraged us to "get our kicks on route 66". But today everything has changed. Now the highways of America are being steadily transformed into a high tech prison grid. All over the country, thousands upon thousands of surveillance cameras watch our highways and automated license plate readers are actually being used to track vehicle movements in some of our largest cities. Many state and local governments have come to view our highways as money machines and our control freak politicians have established a vast network of toll booths, red light cameras and speed traps to keep cash endlessly pouring in. If all of that wasn't enough, TSA "VIPR teams" are now hitting the interstates and conducting thousands of "unannounced security screenings" each year. Driving on the highways of America used to be a great joy, but now "Big Brother" is rapidly sucking all of the fun out of it. Eventually, it may get to the point where Americans simply dread having to go out on the highway. The following are 10 signs that the highways of America are being transformed into a high tech prison grid.... #1 Surveillance Cameras All over the United States, a vast network of surveillance cameras is carefully watching our highways. The following is an excerpt from a recent article in the Baltimore Sun about this phenomenon.... The room is large and well lit, and it buzzes with activity even though its occupants remain seated. The video screen at the front of the room is as wide as an IMAX, though not quite as tall. It consists of 64 smaller screens -- 16 columns of four apiece -- that monitor every inch of interstate between Great Wolf Lodge and the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. There is an emphasis on tunnels and bridges, and one corner screen is tuned in to a 24-hour weather report. If you are driving on an highway in Hampton Roads, VDOT is watching you. #2 Automated License Plate Readers In a previous article, I detailed how automated license plate readers are being used to track the movements of every single vehicle that enters Washington D.C. A recent Washington Post article explained that most people do not even know that they are there.... More than 250 cameras in the District and its suburbs scan license plates in real time, helping police pinpoint stolen cars and fleeing killers. But the program quietly has expanded beyond what anyone had imagined even a few years ago. With virtually no public debate, police agencies have begun storing the information from the cameras, building databases that document the travels of millions of vehicles. Nowhere is that more prevalent than in the District, which has more than one plate-reader per square mile, the highest concentration in the nation. Police in the Washington suburbs have dozens of them as well, and local agencies plan to add many more in coming months, creating a comprehensive dragnet that will include all the approaches into the District. A lot of police cruisers are being outfitted with this technology around the nation as well. So if you see a police car pull up behind you, there is a very good chance that a computer has already read your license plate and is giving the officer all of your information. #3 Ridiculous Regulations Some of the new "auto safety laws" going in around the nation are absolutely absurd. For example, do you buckle up your pet when you go for a ride? Well, in New Jersey you can now be fined up to $1000 for not having your pet properly restrained while you are out driving. #4 Outrageous Fines In many areas of the country, unpaid traffic tickets can rapidly become a major financial burden. For example, the new tolls on the 520 floating bridge in Seattle are absolutely killing some commuters..... Registered vehicle owners who do not pay their toll within 80 days or more will be mailed a $40 civil penalty for each unpaid toll transaction in addition to a $5 reprocessing fee. WSDOT confirmed some tolls plus penalty fees have added up to more than $1,000. #5 Oppressive Toll Roads Toll roads have become one of the favorite "revenue raising tools" for our politicians. At this point the tolls on some roads have become so incredibly oppressive that many people simply cannot afford to drive on them anymore. And for some reason the toll increases are coming especially fast and furious this year. A recent USA Today article summarized some of the oppressive toll increases that we are seeing all over the nation.... "¢California and Washington authorized high-occcupancy toll (HOT) lanes, where tolls rise or fall depending on traffic flow. Texas enacted laws authorizing private toll roads and allowing regional authorities to collect tolls. Indiana removed a provision requiring legislative approval for toll roads. "Some Maryland tolls will double this year as the state seeks money to rehabilitate aging roads, bridges and tunnels. The use of tolls on interstate highways also is spreading: "¢Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican, just won approval from the Federal Highway Administration to add tolls on Interstate 95 in his state. The state estimates that tolls on the heavily traveled corridor could generate $250 million over the first five years for expanding, improving and maintaining the highway. "¢New York and New Jersey recently announced that E-ZPass commuters will pay $1.50 more and cash customers $2 more to cross bridges and tunnels between the two states. "¢Georgia just created toll lanes on Interstate 85 in suburban Atlanta. The toll hikes are more than chump change: Cash tolls on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge jumped to $4 from $2.50, and to $12 from $8 on all the New York-New Jersey Hudson River crossings. Toll roads are one of my pet peeves. Any time I see a toll booth it immediately puts me in a bad mood. #6 Red Light Cameras Red light cameras are another favorite "revenue raising tool" for the control freaks that run things. Unfortunately, these cameras don't always work right so a lot of innocent people end up getting ticketed. But politicians love them because they can raise a lot of cash. The following is from a recent Business Insider article.... According to U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group), nearly 700 U.S. cities and towns installed the cameras, which accounted for more than 90 percent of tickets issued for illegal right turns, or rolling stops. In one New Jersey town, PIRG found 2,500 tickets were issued at one intersection within the first two months of installing a camera. #7 Speed Traps In the old days, speed traps were mostly about making the roads safer. Today, they are mostly about raising money. One police chief up in Michigan has even admitted that the nature of his job has fundamentally changed.... "When I first started in this job 30 years ago, police work was never about revenue enhancement, but if you're a chief now, you have to look at whether your department produces revenues." Speed traps are becoming more common almost everywhere, but some areas of the country are worse than others. A recent report from the National Motorists Association ranked how likely you are to get a speeding ticket in each of the 50 U.S. states.... After crunching the numbers, the NMA found that Nevada is the state most likely to issue you a traffic ticket, followed by Georgia and Alabama. In 2010 Florida took the top spot and Georgia and Nevada tied for second place. The state where you're least likely to get ticketed is Wyoming, followed closely by Montana. These two ranked at the bottom in 2010 as well. #8 Government Spying It has been revealed that the federal government has been secretly putting GPS tracking devices on thousands of vehicles in order to track the movements of people that they are interested in watching. Most of the time the people involved have not even been charged with any crimes. The following is a short excerpt from a recent Wired magazine article about this phenomenon.... The 25-year-old resident of San Jose, California, says he found the first one about three weeks ago on his Volvo SUV while visiting his mother in Modesto, about 80 miles northeast of San Jose. After contacting Wired and allowing a photographer to snap pictures of the device, it was swapped out and replaced with a second tracking device. A witness also reported seeing a strange man looking beneath the vehicle of the young man's girlfriend while her car was parked at work, suggesting that a tracking device may have been retrieved from her car. Then things got really weird when police showed up during a Wired interview with the man. The young man, who asked to be identified only as Greg, is one among an increasing number of U.S. citizens who are finding themselves tracked with the high-tech devices. The Justice Department has said that law enforcement agents employ GPS as a crime-fighting tool with "great frequency," and GPS retailers have told Wired that they've sold thousands of the devices to the feds. #9 Extraction Devices If you get pulled over by police, you never know what to expect these days. Previously, I have written about how law enforcement authorities in some parts of the U.S. are using "extraction devices" to download data out of the cell phones of motorists that they pull over. The following is how a recent article on CNET News described the capabilities of these "extraction devices".... The devices, sold by a company called Cellebrite, can download text messages, photos, video, and even GPS data from most brands of cell phones. The handheld machines have various interfaces to work with different models and can even bypass security passwords and access some information. #10 VIPR Teams If all of the above was not bad enough, now we have to deal with TSA "VIPR teams" terrorizing us on the highways. If you regularly travel across the country, there is a good chance that you have already encountered one of their "unannounced security screenings". The following is from a local news report down in Tennessee about how local authorities are working with VIPR teams to fight "terrorism" on the interstates.... You're probably used to seeing TSA's signature blue uniforms at the airport, but now agents are hitting the interstates to fight terrorism with Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR). "Where is a terrorist more apt to be found? Not these days on an airplane more likely on the interstate," said Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons. Tuesday Tennessee was first to deploy VIPR simultaneously at five weigh stations and two bus stations across the state. TSA VIPR teams now conduct approximately 8,000 "unannounced security screenings" at subway stations, bus terminals, seaports and highway rest stops each year. Are you starting to see what I am talking about? All of this "security" is becoming extremely oppressive. We don't need "Big Brother" constantly watching us, tracking us and fining us on our highways. So do you have any examples of how the highways of America are being transformed into a high tech prison grid to add to the list above?

No Warrant Is Required for GPS Tracking of U.S. Citizens

So, let's get this straight - the government now has the right to use GPS technology on my car to gather information on me without a warrant? Really???? Of course, I'm being smug right now because the government has being using high-tech toys to track our asses for a while now. When I say while, I mean since at least since the beginning of the CIA. I'm just surprised that the goverment is coming forth with this information. Maybe it is a heads-up for the more intense intrusions into our personal lives that will be coming in the near future. Trust me, it is going to get worse, folks. For those of you in America, who thought that you were flying under the radar and off the grid, well, think again. Everything that is a "modern innovation" in your possession has GPS capability. Your cell phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, mp3 players, gaming systems, credit, gas, and debit cards, bus & transit cards, and not be be redundant your car's GPS system. Don't be mistaken, the Feds know where you've been, when you were there, who you were with, how you got there, and how long you stayed. Apparently, "Big Brother" has been watching everyone; but the right ones. You would think with all this silent tracking, we'd be in better shape with all the kidnappers, rapists, terrorists, murderers, Tea Party members, and knuckleheads hanging about. Nope, this is just another right of ours being blatantly and slowly taken away. We splice and dice and give fancy terms to the verbiage; but it's all the same. The moment Big Brother tells us what they are doing, they are already well ahead in their plan of taking more of our constitutional rights away. We are basically several steps behind and playing least those of us who care enough to notice, protest, and resist. While we rush to get the newest, best, and latest version of the gadget of the hour, remember, there is a double side to modern mobility and technology. Cars that can automatically turn off if you using your cellphone while driving, cars that can gauge if you are too drunk to drive (kinda like that one), smart cars that will drive and park for you, phones that plan and suggest your schedule - these are great innovations; but they do cause us to do less independent thinking, and have more reliance on objects and trust in what the government tells us what is good for us as a society. Think about it.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Another Stand Your Ground Case From Florida - This Time It's Two Males

Here we go again ladies and gentlemen, another senseless act of shooting violence in Florida, where the victims were two unarmed black men. Lukace Kendle, a 26 year old white hispanic man,(that sound you here is that minority card being played), happened by a parked car in front of a strip club where the two future victims were sitting last weekend. It is unclear how or if any altercation started, but whatever happened escalated to the point of the murder of 29 year old Kijuan Byrd, and the now barely alive, 31 year old Michael Smathers who is in critical condition. Mr. Kendle told police after his arrest that he felt threatened by them. Not sure how threatened you can be when you have a gun and two unarmed men that are sitting in a car outside of the strip joint that you work! How threatened can you feel, that you unload eleven bullets into one individual and the remaining four into the other victim? Oh yeah, two of those bullets were shot in the back of one of the victims. Obviously, Mr. Byrd and Mr. Smathers were trying to get out of this fool's way. Of course, Kendle is licensed to carry a firearm and works as a Miami night club security guard! Of course, Kendle walked around free for almost a whole week before he was arrested, because of the huge public outcry once the story got out and not because he actually killed someone and critically injured another. But there's that Stand Your Ground Law that Floridians holds so near and dear to their hearts. Kendle is now is behind bars and has been charged with second degree murder of Mr. Byrd and attempted second degree murder of Mr. Smathers. Black folks, especially black young men, it might be a good idea to migrate to another state - Stand Your Ground does not work in your favor, whether you are innocent or not. It can be used as a "get out of jail free" card, with not many questions asked, no matter the circumstances or details. I'm sure other details will come out about this case; but I do know that there is something really foul going on in Florida when it comes to laws and voting - but that's another post.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Cops Use A Stun Gun On Pregnant Woman Over A Parking Dispute

Let start by saying I don't condone what happened to Tiffany Rent. But, clearly she had it coming. Tiffany Rent met fate at the hands of a Chicago Police officer, who is quite handy with a quick draw taser. Here's the back story attached to Tiffany's simple ass. Tiffany, eight months pregnant, was issued a ticket for parking in a handicapped spot in a Walgreens parking lot. Of course, it was on the South Side in scenic Roseland. "Say It With Your Chest" Tiffany, tore up the ticket that she was issued, and tossed the pieces in the officers face, technically according to the law, committing simple battery. The officer was about to issue "Trifling" Tiffany another ticket for littering and asked her for her identification. Tiffany "Go Hard" Rent, like the obvious lady she is, replied, 'I ain't giving you shit.' The officer then replied, 'You will be arrested.' Of course, Tiffany, not being one to back down, no matter what the situation or with whom, with little regard to her pregnancy, replied, 'You ain't arresting shit!' Now mind you, her two young children, ages 3 and 9, were in the backseat with her sister, while she is sounding off like a longshore sailor. (Way to teach the kids how to interact with authority figures, Tiff). When Tiffany "Say It With Your Chest" tried to drive off, she was left clutching her chest, when she realized that the wires from the taser were hanging off her chest. Wait, it gets better, folks.... The current baby daddy of her pending pregnancy, John Hobbs, suffered a dislocated elbow, while trying to come to his "lady's" rescue. The police basically did a NATO ass-whipping on the brother. Now, coming to the center stage, we have her family crying foul and saying that Tiffany is a peaceful woman - maybe she is, just not when it comes to wrongfully parking in a designated handicapped spot. Tiffany is church going woman , who feeds the hungry, and loves everything and everybody. Really? Maybe she forgot her WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) bracelet at home when she went to Walgreens that day. So, what fucking display of harmony was Tiffany showing her kids during her verbal assault and tirade towards the police? Teach your kids how to be ignorant at an early age - it is nothing but learned behavior, that is passed down from one ignorant generation to the next! Then we wonder why these kids grow up stupid and misdirected! That's right Tiffany, park in a spot designated for the elderly or the physically challenged, toss a few expletives at the police, tear up a few tickets, rant and rave, and ride or die - go head, boo! And in the process, traumatize your kids (they may be immune to momma's bad behavior at this point), and get your baby daddy's ass beat! This is dysfunction at its finest, folks! All that extra shit could have been avoided had this dramatic, over-the-top bitch, would have just obeyed the law and parked in a normal spot! Or, she could have even used her pregnancy to her advantage by pointing it out, saying sorry, and acting like a sane person and not a crazed he-woman on steroids. She probably could have scored some sympathy points from the police. It is like people have never heard the good, prudent advice not to escalate things with the cops when in a "situation". You can handle the dispute later, through legal means, at least you'll probably be physically intact to tell your tale! Ranting and raving with the cops, even when you are justified, never amounts to a good situation. While leaving the police station, Tiffany was surrounded by friends and family, claimng that the baby doesn't move around in her belly like it did previously, this is coming from a person that has lost two kids before. She thinks that getting tased might have something to do with it. Lawsuit against the city in 10, 9, 8, 7,..... Where was the concern for her poor fetus when she put herself and unborn child in harm's way by over-reacting and acting the proverbial fool? If you take a real good look at Tiffany, on her release, she's dressed to the nines, hair is in place, wearing the finest fashions from Rainbow, the Plus Collection. She doesn't look too genuinely upset or bothered, remember, she's gotta look good for her close-up, Mr. DeMille! When the smoke clears...this bitch is about to give birth to another kid who doesn't have a chance when it's mother is cranking out the crazy 24-7. Stop spawning BOO and learn how to park in the right parking space!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

New Anti-Gang RICO Bill Will Fight The “Disease,” Says Alvarez

The Street Gang and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, RICO for short, was passed by the General Assembly last week. This means that basically county prosecuters can aggressively go after gang leaders now on evidence that would previously not be considered substantial enough for prosecution. Question...just who the hell were they going after prior to this act being passed? By the way, Governor Quinn has yet to give his blessing on this act and we all now how much he drags his feet. But back to this act.... This is where everything starts to smell fishy, where you begin to tap your temple and wonder to yourself, hmmmm... Why couldn't you guys go after gang members and leaders effectively before? I'll tell you my take on it. Arresting the leader does little-to-nothing to a gang that's organized or not. We've seen that first hand with the Latin KIngs, Russian Mafia, Four Corner Hustlers, or The Gangter Disciples just to name a few. That old proverb "cut off the head of the snake" doesn't even begin to apply. During th NATO Summit, we had few, (or unreported), serious incidents for those three days. The minute that the world leaders packed up and headed out, the city became the O.K. Corral with a gun fight every hour on the hour. There were forty shootings and many of fatal in a three day period - unbelievable! This makes me believe that if you can control these simple bitches for three days, we can certainly control their asses for longer periods of time. Think about it, most of Chicago's Finest, including outside sources, were all downtown or somewhere in the vicinty cracking skulls which made the rest of the city a virtual sitting duck with all the attention being focused on the the summit and downtown interests. Break it down with me. Everything has a price tag and that includes crime. Why arrest the leader, when every year they can arrest over hundreds of the guys standing on the corner doing street selling detail or driving that product from between state lines. That's a lot money we're talking about - lawyers get their cut, the courts get their cut, the city and county get their cut. The big grand prize winner are the prisoners that hold these casualties of the drug game. The national average for housing these idiots is approximately $32,000 a year. Now imagine if one hundred people from each gang were locked up. Think of Ray Ray and Little Man and El Hombre being incarcerated for twenty years each at that cost. Those boys are working for the state and don't even get it - they've traded one "boss" for another, this time, it is "society approved". It is obvious that with many of our legislators, law enforcement, and so-called upholders of the law hanging around with their palms open and getting greased that there is no incentive to keep crime down to a minimum on a regular basis. 'Just Say No' - that's one of the biggest jokes and frauds we've ever been told! o, that's why know were not doing all that we should to keep crime down at a minimum.