Impotence: Chicago City Council Mulls More Gun Laws After Baby is Shot Five Times

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 at 9:05 am

Here’s a wild thought: How about controlling the gangbangers terrorizing the city of Chicago? Is that such a unique idea? What will it take for these morons to realize disarming the law-abiding public is not the answer to their problems?

City Council will consider stricter gun laws in Chicago on Wednesday, one day after a 6-month-old baby girl was shot five times while her father changed her diaper – she did not survive.

Short of a complete gun ban, what more stricter laws can they come up with? And at what point will they ever admit the gun laws currently on the books are not working? The first reaction when a baby is shot five times is to look to pass more laws? How about unleashing the Chicago Police Department on the gangbangers that are always responsible for these murders?

Jonylah Watkins’ father, Jonathan, was changing her in their parked minivan near 65th and Maryland on Monday afternoon. He was also shot multiple times.

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said in a press conference Tuesday that Jonathan Watkins is most likely the intended target. McCarthy acknowledged the father has an extensive criminal history, and a police source said Watkins has more than 30 prior arrests. Police sources told FOX 32 News that he also has gang ties.

So rather than address the obvious problem they fall back on proposing more meaningless laws that won’t save one life. It’s sad that such a horrifying story barely registers with the public now since we’ve become immune to the madness plaguing Chicago. How bad is this gang problem? The father appears to not even be cooperating after his child is murdered.

A police source said Jonathan Watkins may have been targeted in retaliation for alleged links to an earlier robbery and shooting.

“We’re not clear at this point if he’s cooperating,” McCarthy said of Watkins.

Watkins was recovering from bullet wounds at Northwestern Memorial Hospital as a funeral was planned for his daughter, Jonylah.

While police are exploring several different angles to the investigation, McCarthy said Tuesday that “there are very strong gang overtones to this event.”

Police sources say Watkins, 29, is a gang member who has been arrested 30 times, including once in 2007 police for illegal possession of a 9mm handgun, which he told police he was carrying for protection, court records show. He received a three-year prison sentence.

So a law already on the books for which he served prison time did not serve as a deterrent. Yet more gun laws will? Meanwhile, the hypocrites were out in force on Twitter.

And celebrities voiced their thoughts, too. Russell Simmons, one of the founders of Def Jam Recordings, posted: “Sending prayers to Jonylah Watkins, the 6-month-old who was shot yesterday has passed.”

Is that the same Russell Simmons who employs gun-toting gangbangers? Why, yes, yes it is.

Meanwhile, Lil Durk wrote he was also praying for the girl. The rapper’s real name is Durk Banks. He is signed to Def Jam.

Lil Durk, a pal of Chief Keef and Lil Reese, himself has had his share of gun-related troubles. He’s currently on parole for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to authorities. (He said he’s matured since he was charged in 2011.) And he and his allies were rival rappers of murdered rapper Lil Jojo (Joseph Coleman), who wrote a rap attacking Lil Durk before he was slain. (Lil Durk said he had nothing to do with the feud and wasn’t responding to Lil Jojo’s attacks.)

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4 Responses to “Impotence: Chicago City Council Mulls More Gun Laws After Baby is Shot Five Times”

  1. Blue Hen on 13/13/13 at 10:28 am

    “We’re not clear at this point if he’s cooperating,” McCarthy said of Watkins

    Okay, we have at least two problems heres The first is a police official who is stupid enough to have wiped his ass with a copy of Orwell’s 1984 before being turned loose on a microphone. “Gang overtones” ….with a subtle hint of brutal massacre.

    The second is vermin with violent criminal histories being near children. Anyone remember the two drug dealers wlaking their kids to school in Philadelphia about three years ago? They saw each other, and turned the front entrance of the school into a shooting gallery. They killed a crossing guard and hit several kids.

    The assholes in power cannot/will not keep violent felons away from children. They certainly cannot interdict guns. Anyone think that they’ll suggest keeping gang members from having any sort of visitation? Do it for the children. If they had done that, that little girl would be alive today.

  2. Rob Crawford on 13/13/13 at 12:25 pm

    Russel Simmons profits from these murders. It sells his “music” and it gives him a platform to preen. He’s scum and should be treated as scum.

  3. Peter Schnörrbert on 13/13/13 at 3:20 pm

    What? A law was passed problem solved. The law is etched on a stone tablet. Are these the Chicago values Rahmie the Commie is always prattling on about?

  4. Vic Kelley on 14/14/13 at 1:33 am

    Back in the summer of 2011 here in Pensacola a baby was shot to death in a housing project. Residents of the apartment, according to the news, ripped off some people in a drug deal. Those cheated buyers came back and shot into the window of the apartment and hit the baby with several bullets.

    It’s relevant to this Chicago story. It’s the same class of people living the same kind of exciting lifestyle. They almost never face any consequences for their actions. Blaming guns or the economy is useless. It’s the people involved the same group over and over and over again.