Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and relatives of victims of fatal shootings in Chicago urged President Barack Obama on Saturday to come back to his hometown and address the gun violence plaguing the city. Before a march on the city´s South Side, Jackson, a former Democratic presidential candidate, said America´s third most populous city needed more help than Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police superintendent Garry McCarthy could offer. "When the president shows up, it shows ultimate national seriousness," said Jackson, a Chicago resident. He also called for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help patrol the streets
Comments: Well, of course! Why didn´t we already think of that? Our taxpayer dollars can help Rahm Emanuel control his city through Homeland Security. Jesse Jackson is a dolt.
The Chicago murder rate is proof that government can´t raise children. All the housing, head start, public schooling, food programs, medical care, after school care, and summer programs cannot and will never replace fathers in the community raising their children. We´re just enjoying the grown up fruits of decades of government replacing the family.
This isn´t about race either. We similar results in a broader geography as a result of the high divorce rate. Turns out pop culture can´t raise children either.
It´s probably just a matter of time before having a Dad is considered an unfair advantage and they start passing laws to address it.
As previously noted, Chicago is *already* a ´2nd Amendment Free Zone´. What´s left for the Narcissist in Chief to achieve there?
It certainly isn´t like the *media* has been overly concerned with the cattle-car quantity of (primarily black on black) victims piled up in the ´We produce Windy Politicians´ city...
Carry on. Nothing to see here folks - just more liberal posturing. Sure will be a relief when they eliminate the scourge of gun violence in the US - then they can turn their sights back to the *real* slaughterhouse of violence plaguing our nation - professional football.
Actually, I´ve suggested the same thing numerous times on this site. 0bama is the only person in the country with the "creds" to have a chance of influencing these gang bangers. It is one of the great sins of his years in office that he hasn´t done squat to address the issue of extreme violence and homicide in the community he organized.
One way to solve the problem would be free guns and ammo to all gang bangers. Let them shoot it out and get it over with. Then, arrest the survivors.
Another way would be to shake up the Chicago Police Dept. With 12,244 sworn officers and over 1,925 other employees, they can´t make a difference? If JJ wants to make a difference, he should rally the ´community´ to call on rhambo to fire the top brass and get rid of the unions.
JJ sr just sees a chance to help himself to some more of our money. Don´t over think it. Obama comes to town, proposes an initiative, Jesse´s organization get a skim off it. Nothing changes. Success! Easy-Peasy... The only reason Jesse Sr. is doing this now is Jesse Jr is apparently incapable of carrying on this part of the family business.
Gov Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg call joint press conference to propose banning ALL buildings taller than two stories, President Obama endorses plan..."If even ONE childs life can be saved we need to do what is necessary". http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/roof_toss_kid_fingers_thug_suspect_dWa8bo9YNoYEYwwaBFaLyN?utm_campaign=OutbrainA&utm_source=OutbrainArticlepages&obref=obinsource
Oh, I bet Valerie about tossed her lobster lunch over this. NO!
The gun violence in Chiland is black on black and they don´t want to touch that with a fifty foot pole! Soon, some CNN idiot will point out, take black-on-black violence out of America and we compare one notch above Sweden in gun violence.
Liberals only act when there´s political gain against the right at stake. There´s no such component in inner city conditions. They aren´t going to call attention to their failed social engineering.As long as these people are roped off from white society,nobody cares.
I triple dog dare that big mouth community organizer to take his parade to the streets of Chicago and tell them about the violence that they gotta stop and that he mandates it...do it like a man and leave your gun toters at home...lets see where your jollies hang...
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