Saturday, March 12, 2016
Quentin Young died the other day. Chicagoans paused to praise his extraordinary life. He was our hometown -- and national -- health care hero. When fighting for a National Health Plan, he would always say:"Everyone in, nobody out."
Young took care of Martin Luther King when he was hit with rocks during the Marquette Park march. Young was "doctoring" in Grant Park in 1968 when war protesters were attacked by the police during the 1968 Democratic Convention. Historians called it the "Police Riot" during the "Battle of Chicago."
And now, I'm still here to witness a "Trump Riot" at the UIC Arena and out on the streets. It's only a block or two away from where Quentin Young served as the head of Cook County Hospital.
Another round of messing with our fragile city. Our city already exploding in gun fire and constant death.
I don't know if there were any wounded last night, but if so, I hope some young doctor ran over from the hospital with some bandages -- and courage to be in the middle of it all.