The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in-house race-baiter Eugene Kane returns from vacation to comment on Jasmine Owens' death. Here's the closing part of his column:
The vows made before Jasmine's casket for people to change their ways will ring true only when the same people in church - specifically the young black men from the neighborhood - make their new resolve felt in the streets. These are the young men who live in the same world as Jasmine's shooter.That was the closest I could find to something substantive in the column. I think I preferred the clucking chicken.
They have to make the same vows to change or it doesn't mean a thing.
Unlike others in this city, I have no illusions Jasmine's death will resound in a permanent way without constant reinforcement this summer. After all, just days after Jasmine's death, the big story on the news was a change in the weather, which shows how soon we forget. It would suit me just fine if her death served as a grim reminder for all the gangsters out for revenge to consider the little kids in the vicinity before spraying their community with bullets.
Just think about what a kid in a casket looks like before taking the next shot.
Let's start with that and go from there.
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