In 2012, 244 gang killings were recorded in a six month period in Chicago. During the same time period, 124 soldiers were killed in Afghanistan. These facts inspired Chicago's noted activist pastor, Father Michel Pfleger of St. Sabina, to act.
Tonight summer is in the air. My sons ran to the park up the street and I am left alone, with dappled light and open windows... I pour a glass of wine and position myself in the stream of dusk blushing the living room gold.
Supporters of Fr. Pflegler believe street-level advocates bring about the change Obama speaks so eloquently about. To turn away from that in the face of shoddy criticism seems to second guess their work.