Any serious effort to reduce gun violence in Chicago, especially homicides, needs to directly include voices of the shooters and illegal gun carriers, themselves. They are seldom included in serious discussions for solutions although they have special insights and are the main agents for change.
The ruling of the Appeal Court does not transform Skerrit’s dishonesty into honesty nor does it create truth out of the lies he has told about his possession of a French passport and by extension his dual allegiance disqualification for membership in the Dominica parliament pursuant to section 32.1(a) of the Constitution.
The fox which seeks entry into the chicken coop either feigns innocence or disinterest in his prey so as to lull the farmer into inattention. However, no one who desires to rectify historic wrongs can be asleep on his or her watch. And we must honor those who were alert to their historic duty; in particular those who guarded the best interests of the poor.