Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania

No pity for thugs who shoot police

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By Ray Hanania

I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of hearing about how families of street gang thugs killed by police file lawsuits against the police, screaming racism and discrimination.

But when a police officer is killed or injured, the silence is deafening from the same protesters and community leaders.

I am sick and tired of watching criminals released and then go out and commit more crimes.

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It’s about time our elected officials and our society stand up to the criminals and their enablers, the parents and activists who are unaccountable when crimes are committed, but are the first on TV when their thug on drugs is killed for refusing to listen to police.

We need tougher laws to punish anyone who uses a gun in a crime. There should be a mandatory imprisonment of 10 to 20 years for using a gun–and a mandatory 30 years for injuring a police officer. The death penalty should be mandatory for killing a police officer.

Because punishments are soft in Cook County, criminals are empowered. What do they have to lose?

Early in the morning on Saturday, July 9, off-duty police officer Danny Golden helped to break up a fight outside of a neighborhood bar in Beverly when one of the three involved thugs shot him in the back

One of the thugs went to his car, got an automatic weapon, and gave it to another thug. Golden was shot in the back and paralyzed  from the mid-abdomen down.

Where is the outcry from the activists who scream racism now? The victim is a white police officer and the criminals are African American!

Where is Jessie Jackson or all those activists and “civil rights” lawyers who pounce on the police with lawsuits and multi-million dollar settlements when a street gang member with a weapon and on drugs is shot and killed by a police officer?

What are they doing to help Golden, who is the victim of what is clearly an act of racism by the three African American criminals.

The alleged thugs are Bryant Hayes, 22, who is accused of firing the shot that struck Golden and severed his spine. He is charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated use of a weapon.

It wasn’t his fault! He’s from a poor, broken family. Society turned him into a killer.

Also charged is thug Justen Krismantis, 22, who reportedly went to his car, got the gun and gave it to Hayes. He faces the same, weak charges.

Their pal, Demetrius Harrell, 28, is charged with taking the gun from Hayes after Hayes shot Golden and then firing it down the street toward Golden and others. A total of 19 bullets were fired by these thugs.

Harrell is from Chicago Ridge. Hayes is from Chicago. Krismantis is from Chebanse.

These low-lifes celebrated afterwards, texting back and forth about how it was so much fun.

Golden is a hero. The incompetent Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx should not only file criminal charges against these threats to law-abiding citizens, but attorneys should also file a lawsuit against each of the families of these criminals and take away everything they own. And the county and city officials should support those lawsuits.

The threat of severe punishment is what stops crime. Not political appeasement or false claims of racism.

Only law-abiding people will follow tougher gun control laws. But the criminals who ignore the laws already and wield AK 47s and other automatic weapons get away with murder.

Throw them in prison. Forget about compassion for the criminals. Lock them up in dingy, small, cement cells with nothing to do except contemplate their own choices.

I couldn’t care less how crowded the prisons are for the violent criminals who use guns in committing crimes and homicides. When they are caught and convicted, throw the book at them hard. Make it hurt.

Let them kill each other in prison for all I care.

Golden has a life prison sentence, so why shouldn’t the criminals?

I pray for Golden to get better. The state, county and the cities involved should support his family: Chicago, Chicago Ridge and Chebanse, where the thugs are from.

There’s a GoFundMe page to help the Golden Family. Please donate now.

If you care to understand the real issues of guns and the 2nd Amendment, listen to the TwoGuysonPolitics.com podcast with guests Burton S. Odelson and former Congressman Bill Lipinski.

Check out Ray Hanania’s columns and political podcasts at hanania.com.

22 Comments

  1. Sharon on July 16, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    I couldn’t agree more! Great article! Thank you



  2. Leslie on July 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Say his name “Danny Golden”!! This article is spot on. It is our time now to scream in shout for justice!



  3. mike smith on July 16, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    Excellent article right on point. Criminals are treated much better than victims in this county.



  4. Patricia Gioia on July 16, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    Thank you. And prayers for the officer that was ambushed and shot a few days before Danny Golden.



  5. Mary Jo Schreck on July 16, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    You hit the nail on the head! Time for the Chicago leadership and States Attorney to “untie” the hands of the police and do their job!!!



  6. Juanita Solideo on July 16, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more , I’m sick and tired of all the bullshit. I come from a long line of police officers and my husband side , know wonder nobody wants to be police officers anymore. It’s not worth it anymore , and no thanks to the Mayor Lightfoot who’s wearing them down and fox who’s letting all these criminals out ????



  7. Nancy L Cafarelli on July 17, 2022 at 1:11 am

    God bless all our officers, Thank you Raymond Hanania. I agree with you.



  8. Nancy L Cafarelli on July 17, 2022 at 1:14 am

    So true Be safe. God bless you Reavis Ram also “74”



  9. Marie McMahan on July 17, 2022 at 2:42 am

    Outstanding article



  10. Maryann Pavela on July 17, 2022 at 8:25 am

    Great article!! Praying for Officer Danny Golden????????????



  11. Maryann Pavela on July 17, 2022 at 8:27 am

    Great article!! The criminals are out of control in this City! Praying for Officer Danny Golden????????????



  12. Gary mathers sr. on July 17, 2022 at 9:02 am

    When the justice system starts doing their jobs and punishing wrong doers then we will see a reduction in crime. Get rid of the civil lib system, criminals are to be punished not given a free ride. Shoot a cop get the death sentence no matter what age. TIME TO GET TOUGH IF YOU DO THE CRIME YOU DO THE TIME!!!!!!!!



  13. Pat Baker on July 17, 2022 at 9:19 am

    We all know if roles were reversed we would be listening to the incident every day on the news, riots looting etc. BUT what have we heard from anyone of those morons- NADDA. Rumor has it even a black female boss in the area where the thugs were arrested was insisting the “white boys” be arrested and charged with battery???????? Things have to change and it starts with getting rid of the one person responsible the Mayor!



  14. Patti on July 17, 2022 at 9:47 am

    It IS time these lowlife thugs face some real justice! I too am tired of hearing about their poor little boy, by the way, who use to be an altar boy, who was shot by racists police officers. I agree there needs to be stiff penalties for crimes committed with firearms and death penalty for killing a police officer. Maybe if we enforce the laws already on the books, for years, the streets would be safer for all law abiding citizens. Crimes against children, older Americans and police & fire should come with long term or life incarceration only then will crime statics reverse. This is one of the best articles I have read in a long time! Prayers for Officer Gloden



  15. Edward Cole on July 17, 2022 at 10:07 am

    Great article Ray. You did hit the nail on the head. I’ve lived in this city now for 65 years and it’s never been this bad until these totally incompetent law makers where put in office and it frightens
    me to live here knowing that they can be back on the streets time and time again to do more harm to the citizens of this great city.
    IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE!.



  16. Jim on July 17, 2022 at 10:55 am

    Great Article. Spot on. Thanks Ray.



  17. Jim on July 17, 2022 at 10:57 am

    Great Article. Spot On. Thanks Ray



  18. Kim on July 17, 2022 at 11:54 am

    Finally some honest talk about stopping the senseless violence and being soft on crime for fear of being called racist. We would not have repeat offenders if we enforced the law and imposed stricter sentences the first time around.



  19. Sandy King on July 17, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    You hit the nail on the head with all of your points! If only there was something we law-abiding citizens could do to get these useless leaders out of office.



  20. Toni on July 18, 2022 at 2:00 am

    My heart breaks for this young man. My prayers are with him. Our city of Chicago stinks. Maybe Danny deserves a million or two. If others can get it why not he.



  21. Artemiza Chavez on July 18, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Ray, as always, you are on point with your articles. I agree 110% with you. I share your sentiment and it saddens me that we are polically incorrect when we express our feelings when things like this happen because we are perceived as left or right or prejudice or whatever it’s called nowadays.
    Thank you for continuing with great journalism!



  22. Kathleen Parker on July 28, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    I can’t help but wonder how the bar patrons feel, as parties to the fight that ended tragically. Was it really worth it?



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