Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Daily News: Where Is John Street?

Philadelphia Daily News denounces Mayor’s silence.

I have a question.

Where's John Street?

Why isn't the mayor more outraged, outspoken and more visible about gun violence in his city?

It is, after all, a hornet's nest.

It's virtually the same rate as that of U.S. wounded in the first seven months of the war in Iraq.

Let me stress that.

Shootings in the streets of Philadelphia occur at a rate comparable to the rate of U.S. soldiers wounded at the start of the war in Iraq.

Political leadership matters, and sometimes means more than behind-the-scenes work. This is one of those times. On this issue, strong and visible leadership is lacking. And I just wonder: Where's John Street?