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Top cop from America’s most corrupt city calls gun-rights advocacy ‘corruption’

Posted: February 20, 2013 at 11:00 am   /   by

That’s right . . . Chicago. The city with the highest murder rate in the land. America’s Cape Town. The city known for its dead voters and its revolving door system—first a man serves in public office, then he goes to jail for corruption. The city whose name has come to mean corruption itself.

And yet whom does its top cop say is corrupt, and to blame for its violence?

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said special interests that lobby politicians to influence their opinion on gun control are the real problem.

“If there was a special interest influencing police work, I believe that would be called corruption,” McCarthy said. “So, if it has to do with donating money, versus a popular vote, I think we have a bigger problem in this country and someone has to wake up to that.”

The Illinois State Rifle Association was quick to respond:

Garry McCarthy’s understanding of our Constitution barely qualifies him as a meter maid, never mind the chief of the nation’s third largest police department,”

One should expect little less from a man who was appointed by Rahm Emmanuel, from a man who wades waist-deep in corruption every day, and from a man who actually sorta kinda blamed Sarah Palin’s caribou hunting for gun violence in his nasty city:

 McCarthy blasted the NRA, telling parishioners that their communities have paid the price while the gun manufacturers are getting “rich and living in gated communities.”

And he told an anecdote of just one night with the New York Police Department. After returning home from investigating a pair of shootings, he said he flipped on the television to relax, only to find “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” being broadcast.

“She was caribou hunting, and talking about the right to bear arms,” he said. “Why wasn’t she at the crime scene with me?”

Rahm Emmanuel chose well.

(HT: Barracuda Brigade)

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
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Top cop from America's most corrupt city calls gun-rights advocacy 'corruption'