This may be the most pathetic spin of all time to excuse away an out-of-control murder rate.
But on Monday, when Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the hot seat on “The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley,” he again tried to spin the violence plaguing the city.
“Why is the murder rate up 38 percent?” Pelley asked.
“First of all Scott, let’s give everybody — your viewers a fair view,” Emanuel said. “Crime year over year is down 10 percent . . . Burglary, armed robbery, theft, 10 percent. We have a gun violence issue specifically tied to gangs. So we have readjusted the strategy, closing liquor stores in communities where they are a magnet and a cancer in the community for gangs and narcotics, boarding up buildings and tearing them down where gang-bangers have taken them over, putting the commanders and the district leaders in responsible position and holding them accountable for results.”
Aww, let’s be fair to poor Rahm!
How about calling for the new generation of community organizers to step up, Mr. Mayor? Apparently Obama left a pretty thin bench behind him.
I’m left wondering how many of these gangbangers he refers to work as Get on the Vote operatives for the Democratic Party.