Work the "under-served" portions of Chicago and you get jaded. There's no way around it. You try to explain to people - your normal, well-adjusted friends, that the mind-set of ghetto denizens is quite different from 99% of Americans, and your friends look at you like you just decried the wonders of the Third Reich.
Well here's a snippet that wonderfully illustrates the dilemma that most law enforcement personnel see day in, and day out in America's inner-cities. This clip is from Fox News Memphis. It reports on a house fire in which the mother and "auntay" of a 2 and 3 year old, left the house to drive "some dude" home who "cuts the grass", and while away, the house caught on fire.
One of the boys died, the other is in critical condition.
Watch all the way to the end when the "auntay" claims to have "no regrets" for leaving the little ones home alone to burn in a house fire. Her only regret, she says is that she needs to "get in there" to see "if my purse burned up with my food stamp card and everythang" might be in there.
She even adds a snicker as if the whole thing is funny. Well ma'am, it's not funny and you're a fucking piece of shit for leaving a 12-month old and a 36 month old to fend for themselves for lord-knows-how-many hours while you drove "dude" around, no doubt looking for a place to buy a blunt and hit a Forty.
Yea, they're just like you and me - right.
That's why the Black community needs to address these types of issues within their own ranks.
I wonder who they're going to sue for the "wrongful" death lawsuit heading to the City of Memphis' city hall.