Sunday, September 11, 2016

Ex-Marine Launches Lonely Quest

Cadena: Look out, Rosa?

Do you have a gun here in the studio today?
No. I left my gun at home.

What if the Democrats come in and take you out?
I use my hands. I’m a Marine.
Angel Cadena, New Haven U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s Republican rival in this fall’s Congressional
election, developed an appreciation for the Second Amendment as a kid growing up on Chicago’s South Side, where he watched a gang member’s bullet strike his father.

Cadena was 13 years old at the time. He, his father, his 15-year-old sister Christina, and a friend of Christina had just taken a bus ride home from seeing Jurassic Park at a movie theater.
They were a block away from their home in the Gage Park neighborhood, where gangs like the Latin Kings were in business. Christina and her friend ran ahead.

Here’s how Cadena recalls what happened next:

Shots rang out. “King killer!” someone shouted.

Cadena was used to hearing and seeing bullets fly. This time was “a lot closer than usual.”
He saw his father stumble.

“I’ve been shot,” his father said. He told Cadena to run, and Cadena started to. Then “something made me stop,” Cadena said.

He turned around. He saw his father had been shot in the foot. The bullet remains in his father’s foot to this day.

“I put my arms around him. I went into the next gangway, the space between two buildings. There was a large fence. We were going to scale the fence. [But then] there’s a huge dog on the other side of the fence,” Cadena said.

There was no escape, as two armed young men pulled up on bicycles. Cadena’s father “put me behind him.” One of the young men put a gun to his father’s head. He pulled the trigger.

Read the rest and take the survey at New Haven Independent.


  1. How many times is he going to tell that story? And what relevance does it have ?

  2. I hope he repeats that story over and over again until everybody in the Third District sees it. It's relevant because it shows he's a man of Courage even as a child he was a man of Courage. It's relevant because he has got. It's relevant because it demonstrates or illustrates did he has courage and is not afraid to take a stand.

  3. It slipped my mind earlier, but the greatest relevance lies in the fact that angel has a real world connection to people in the inner cities periods he's lived that Intercity lifestyle and in spite of it he's shown that minorities and in fact anyone growing up in a hostile environment can escape that hostile environment and become a good citizen and a contributing member of society


Authors of comments and posts are solely responsible for their statements. Please email for questions or concerns. This blog, (and any site using the blogger platform), does not and cannot track the source of comments. While opinions and criticism are fine, they are subject to moderator discretion; slander and vile attacks of individuals will not to be tolerated. Middletown Insider retains the right to deny any post or comment without explanation.

Popular Posts