Fox guest: To address violence in Chicago, “lock them up and throw away the key”

Steve Malzberg: “There is no punishment, that's the problem”

From the July 6 edition of Fox News' The Fox News Specialists:

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ERIC BOLLING (CO-HOST): Look, again, I’m from Chicago and I’m embarrassed to say “Chiraq”, time and time again. 100 people shot, 13 shot dead in one weekend? It's not getting better. It's getting worse. Obviously tighter gun laws aren’t helping.


BOLLING: One of the most difficult cities in the country to get a gun, to get a handgun, to get a concealed carry. Maybe it's time to let people conceal carry in Chicago so they can defend themselves against some of this insane amount of crime?

EBONI WILLIAMS (HOST): Can I tell y'all this? That’s fine, Eric, that’s a fine solution. It’s not going to solve this because this is something you can’t legislate and it’s something that’s not, law enforcement is not, it’s not the issue either. This is a system, this is cultural, this is community, this is systematic, this is education, this is jobs, this is family units, this is the problem in Chicago. I know this because I went firsthand. Because I don’t like to talk about things I don’t know very much about. So myself, Gianna, Richard Fowler, General Caldwell, we went to see and this is what the community told us, y’all. It’s not a gun control issue, it’s not, they could put 20,000 police on the streets. That will not change what we’re seeing in Chicago.

TIMPF: Of course not because if you are living this life of crime, a lot of it which has to do with drugs and black markets to sell drugs, then yeah you're not going to give up your gun and you're not afraid of the punishments. Just because there's more police, that’s not going to change it. 

STEVE MALZBERG: There is no punishment, that's the problem. I heard the, I don’t know if he’s still Chicago police chief but I heard a couple of years ago he was interviewed and he said we don’t have prison space. You’ve got to lock these people up and throw away the key.


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