I admit that Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel columnist Eugene Kane is a lightning rod. A lot of folks dimiss everything he writes just because he's been the purveyor of "victim mentality" for so long that they don't give him credit when he does hit it on the mark.
Nonetheless, here's a column Eugene Kane didn't write -- but should have: http://www.cleveland.com/plaindealer/stories/index.ssf?/base/opinion-0/1185352551235720.xml&coll=2
You can read the councilman's letter in the post below this one. Do you think Alderman Michael McGee, jr. (or his father, for that matter) would have the integrity to dress down the thugs in his neighborhood? Of course not. He's too busy either trying to save his own butt or blaming everyone else for conditions that the McGees have done little to remedy.
This isn't a racial thing, folks. Thugs are thugs regardless of race, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, religion (or lack thereof) or economic status. The Cleveland columnist points out that his feedback from the black community is running 10-1 in support of the councilman's tough stance. Amen! Praise the Lord!
I've said it before and will continue to say that the only way to change a community is person by person, house by house, block by block and so on. Apparently the McGees and their ilk didn't get that memo.