Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was filmed speaking at Saint Sabina’s Catholic Church in June just a few weeks after being appointed by newly elected Mayor Rahm Emanuel. In the video, McCarthy states his comfort speaking to the “right audience” about his views. Could this be because outspoken radical activist Rev. Dr. Michael L. Pfleger is the Pastor of the Faith Community of Saint Sabina? Pfleger is known for his strong anti-gun views, outreach to prostitutes, anti-drug campaigns, and warm relationships with Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton and Jeremiah Wright. Pfleger has also sparked controversy with racially charged and sexist comments, and was just recently suspended by the Archdiocese of Chicago between April and May of this year.
McCarthy talks about himself and how he “lives a Forest Gump type of existence…. just floating around” where ever he goes, before going on to make some alarming statements. Some of the video highlights can be seen at these points in the footage after McCarthy gets a little excited about speaking on the pulpit.
(4:30) “There’s something about this pulpit here, ’cause I’m feeling strong!”
(5:02) “I’m gonna take a risk here, this is definitely the right audience…. everybody is afraid of race, I’m not afraid….”
(5:42) “…. In 2011 we are talking about gangs and guns and drugs and what we are going to do to fix it…. A big component of this has to due with race…. let’s see if we can make a connection here…. Slavery, segregation, black codes, Jim Crow…. What do they all have in common? Anybody getting scared? Government sponsored racism…. I told you I wasn’t afraid”
(7:28) “The NRA does not like me, and I’m okay with that! …. Who’s going to pay the price? Of the Gun manufacturers getting rich and living in gated communities?”
(7:53) He tells a homicide story, then blast’s Sarah Palin for talking about the right to bear arms while hunting Caribou and not being there at the scene of the crime with him.
And finally after this long winded slightly incoherent speech at (9:42), McCarthy hands back the live microphone to Pfleger, which picks up one last comment from McCarthy: “I’m gonna get in trouble.”
What would make Superintendent McCarthy think he is going to get into trouble? After all, he was in the “right” place, speaking to the “right” audience…. Wasn’t he?
Cross Posted at: Rebel Pundit
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