Woman Honor Thyself

When women are depressed, they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking. --Elaine Boosler

Monday, March 06, 2006

MurdeR doesn't come in ColorS

Ask a police widow about the street sign idea teaches us a thing or two..

"This is the doorbell the police chaplain rang at 4 in the morning 37 years ago...

She is 68 now, no longer 32, but still blonde and petite. I can see the woman in the photos -- the stunned widow -- that ran in the papers after Frank was killed.

This is the living room where the chaplain told her Frank wasn't coming home.

It would have been dark. The kids would have been sleeping. And she would have figured it out before the chaplain spoke a word.
"The priest, he was sitting right about here, I suppose, but it was such a fog," she says, pointing to the couch. "He didn't have to tell me a thing. You see a priest at your door in the middle of the night, and you know."
And when, I ask, do you stop knowing? When do you let it go? When does night creep away?

This is what guns and fury and foolish words -- "Off the pigs" -- will get you:
A cop's widow, half fantasizing for 37 years that her man might walk in the door, raising three kids alone on a cop's pension.

Where's the honorary street sign for her?

"A Chicago alderman wants to rename a West Side street for Fred Hampton, head of the radical Black Panther party here in the 1960s. Hampton has his fans because the Panthers ran food programs for poor kids and -- more to the point -- lashed out in angry, threatening defiance against racism and police brutality.

Hampton's admirers see him as a martyr. In a horrendous police raid on his West Side apartment in 1969, he and another Panther, Mark Clark, were gunned down.

Critics of the Panthers, on the other hand, wonder why anybody would want to honor the leader of a group that openly advocated taking up arms against the cops. When the Panthers weren't serving milk to children, they were calling for blood -- "Pick up your guns and fight the pigs."

"A mere three weeks before the cops shot Hampton dead in his bed, two Panthers killed Rappaport and another police officer, John Gilhooly. The two Panthers gunned down the officers in a gangway. The Panther who shot Rappaport -- Spurgeon Winters -- then was killed in the shoot-out, too.

And then somebody got on the phone and woke up the chaplain."

To understand the dynamics of individuals who seek or are attracted to venerating murderers...Hmmmm...
The Black Panthers would willingly inflict harm on others, kill others,- providing it furthered their "cause".
Even if we put this in its historic and global context, with racism being the underlying angst and police brutality against Blacks a harsh reality- we are still confronted with The barbarity of murder.

"Off the pigs" is a mantra of someone deserving the honor of a street sign?
Have WE all gone mad?

A Black male advocates murder of police officers and he will now manage to be immortalized in death as he could not be in life?..Is that it?

Sorry, but this is just the bizarre product of a sick mind. It's all about the "racism" the Liberals say.....o yea...Honor the ones who condone murder..
Nice message to send to Black and White America.
Oh, and by the way...if its all about ahem...'race'...perhaps you should know the word's of Frank's widow:
... to never let Frank's death be an excuse to hate....

"Frank's partner on the force was black," she says. "They were the best of friends. At the funeral, he kept saying, 'It should have been me.'"


  • At 12:44 PM, Blogger Gayle said…

    No sweety, we haven't all gone mad, just the moonbats! They know no justice nor reason and come up with the screwiest ideas. Bless that widow's heart, and all the police officers who have been killed in the line of duty and their bereaved families.

    To honor this murdering thug with his own street would be a total slap in the face to all of them. GRRRRRR!

  • At 2:14 PM, Blogger Middle Class Guy said…

    Thanks. I could not have said it better myself; even though I am a Chicago Cop.

  • At 2:17 PM, Blogger LomaAlta said…

    If Chicago wants to keep up with California on their racist hatred and insanity, they could nominate Hampton for the Nobel Peace Prize? Or do you have to be responsible for the deaths of thousands do earn that honor?

  • At 3:10 PM, Blogger Karl m said…

    Is that a Left on Hitler Blvd, and a right on Mussolini Ave to Osama Crescent...or is just the people on chicago's west side going nuts.

    I have a great idea, how about the police pull out of this area and let the crazies run the asylum.

    There goes that Race card again, boy do i miss #3. Nascar will never be the same!!!

  • At 3:13 PM, Blogger Middle_America said…

    Yes. The world has gone Mad.

  • At 6:25 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said…

    Why do we honor criminals and anti-heroes with street signs? Makes no sense snd sends the wrong message.

  • At 8:34 AM, Blogger Brooke said…

    The Black Panthers was a racist, terrorist organization. And I don't say that lightly; it seems that whenever someone is being denounced, it is fashionable to call them terrorist. These guys were REALLY terrorists.

    This is akin to a street sign honoring a KKK member in the South.

    Just deplorable.

  • At 8:59 AM, Blogger Chief RZ said…

    It is racist, and so is this:

  • At 6:38 PM, Blogger Lady Jane said…

    This is completely backwards. Chicago ought to honor the police officer, not the murderer.


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