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19 shootings overnight in Obama’s home town of Chicago

19 shootings overnight in Obama’s home town of Chicago

19 people were shot in Chicago between Thursday evening and Friday morning, with 13 of the 19 shot in a span of just 30 minutes. Chicago’s murder rate has gone up 31 percent since 2011when Mayor Rahm Emanuel was elected.

The Chicago Sun Times reports that 8 of the shootings occurred during a drive-by due to “warring factions” of the Black P. Stones gang.

Barack Obama, in his home town of Chicago for lavish fundraisers two weekends ago, remarked that “Chicago is an example of what makes this country great….witness this room [of donors].” This was the same weekend that he was a no-show at the historic African American Bud Billiken parade.

This community that he skipped out on that weekend in town is the one bearing the brunt of the spiked murder rate. Obama’s schedule was empty the day of the parade, which was held in is his name this year, despite the fact that he cited “scheduling conflicts” as the reason he could not attend and despite dedicating that Sunday to fundraising on the South side.

In the wake of being abandoned and misused by Obama and their community leaders, a new movement is building among African Americans in Chicago, The Broke Party:

Broke Party spokesman, Paul McKinley, told Breitbart News, “The Broke Party ain’t feelin’ Barack Obama… We are protesting Obama because of gay marriage, and violence in the black community, which is caused by starving our community and not providing the resources necessary to create jobs in our community.”

In the meantime Mayor Rahm Emanuel is enlisting the support of the Nation of Islam, in the form of an army they are providing to police the streets of Chicago:

For the last two Mondays, black men in dress suits and bow ties fanned out across violence-plagued Chicago neighborhoods — first Auburn-Gresham, then South Shore — to form a human wall of protection against any sudden outbreak of gunfire.

The army of men, know as the Fruit of Islam, were led by Farrakhan, who ordered the show of force in response to last month’s brutal murder of seven-year-old Heaven Sutton.

Emanuel’s decision to steer clear of Farrakhan’s history of anti-Semitic remarks is a far cry from the 1994 controversy that followed former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s private meeting with Farrakhan.

The Nation of Islam, which was very present at the Bud Billiken parade, is seeking to fill the void left by a city full of politicians abandoning their constituents and the corruption of the African American community’s local leadership.

It may come down to two choices, the Nation of Islam or the Broke Party, for the abandoned African American community, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel is content to preoccupy himself with things like spending $91million on protected bike lanes for the 1 percent of Chicagoans who bike to work.

Will President Obama address his home town’s violence at the DNC?

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[Note: This post originally referred to “murders” rather than shootings and has been corrected]

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Henry Hawkins | August 24, 2012 at 10:51 am

VOTE DEMOCRAT: Death & Taxes

Chicago obviously needs stricter gun laws to make sure the responsible are unArmed. Oops… Chicago already has some of the most strict gun laws in the nation.

Chicago is a preview of an Obama second term.

“Will President Obama address his home town’s violence at the DNC?”

Most likely, NOT!

We don’t hear enough of the example set by some pro athelets who give so generously of their time, talent, and resources to help, especially youth. Yes, we hear a story now and then, but nothing like the steady drone of “I, I, I, I, . .” coming from BO’s mouth. He could learn quite a bit from these people who demonstrate genuine care and concern.

If he adresses the problem at all, it will, for sure, have some political advantage for him.

according to this news story: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-shootings-chicago-violence-august-23-august-24-violence-gunfire-20120823,0,49779.story

at least some of the victims were only wounded, so your headline about “19 murders” is inaccurate. “19 attempted murders” maybe, but that’s a big difference.

at least we see that gun control w*rks as well in Chicago as it does in NYC.

“The Nation of Islam, which was very present at the Bud Billiken parade, is seeking to fill the void left by a city full of politicians abandoning their constituents”

But I thought the Collectivists HATED vigilantes…!?!?

And the FEARED the specter of religious zealots roaming the streets of Amerikkka, imposing their morality on people.

Ah, but then I remembered Shaidle’s First Law: “It’s different when we do it”.

casualobserver | August 24, 2012 at 11:17 am

Surely we will be hearing how this entire problem is Chicago is linked to racism and failed Bush policies. And surely we will hear how the GOP platform will only make it worse, by taking away money from government programs and give it back to the rich. There is no such thing as a failed program or an unsuccessful effort to change/modify the culture. The solution always relies on more money and expanded programs. Not working well enough? Increase it!

CBS’s White House reporter is reporting about the “Obama Campaign” from the White House.

Have they repealed the Hatch Act or what ?

NC Mountain Girl | August 24, 2012 at 11:41 am

I’ve suspected for some months that urban crime may be the sleeper issue of this election cycle. It’s closely related to the public employee union issue because urban police forces have become heavily politicized. In recent decades the one issue that consistently sees urban residents voting for Republicans is out of control crime/corrupt and inefficient policing.

Thank goodness this didn’t occur in a movie theatre in a red or purple state.

Then it would have been a horrible story and splashed all over the media.

19 in one evening eh?! Piffling, paltry, poltroon.
They didn’t even make a column inch on page 22 of the New York Times!
On the other hand my nephew’s son in Jerusalem was arrested for beating up an Arab boy who had been stalking and molesting his girlfriend and her friends on their way home from school; He used his fists, put the Arab boy in hospital with “life-threatening injuries (the Arab boy was relased from the ICU after two days and went home on the third day!)and Made THE FRONT PAGE of the NYT!
I have no doubt that the boys in the hood in Chicago are pissed off with all the publicity my grand-nephew is getting!

Calypso Facto | August 24, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Rahm Emanuel turning to noted “hate group” (according to SPLC) leader Louis Farakhan for keeping the peace in black neighborhoods? Should we now welcome the Klan back to police white neighborhoods? Why are some hate groups more equal than others?

Rahm is most worried right now about getting a casino for Chicago’s Lakefront. It will go south of McCormick Place (where the old Michael Reese Hospital used to be). Bike paths are a side-show to show the lakefront liberals that he is one of theirs (he’s not, of course, but the lakefront liberals, ‘goo-goos’ in Chicago-ese, are particularly gullible).

Casinos are where the big money is right now, and Chicago pols (black, white and Hispanic) have long resented not having a casino of their own. The dollars have been flowing to suburban and Indiana casinos, so the average Chicago pol hasn’t had a chance to wet his beak.

So watch the hands, not the eyes: Governor Quinn will ‘reluctantly’ sign the new casino bill this next week and it’ll be off to the races for the various groups jockeying for position to be the investor group selected for the lakefront location. And Rahm gets to decide.

The violence in Chicago is very real and worrisome, even if you only commute into the city (as I do). One gets the sense that the lid is just barely being held down, particularly on the south side. I don’t much care for the Nation of Islam but I’ll give them credit for one thing: they live there and they’re trying to do something.

    9thDistrictNeighbor in reply to stevewhitemd. | August 24, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Casino money won’t help the crime issue. I know people who live near the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines and the surrounding area and parking garage has become a hotbed of drug dealing and associated crime…seldom reported by the media.

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Will President Obama address his home town’s violence at the DNC?

The chances of that, or of his making a single statement that is both substantial or true at the DNC, are approximately the same as those that the Cubs will win the 2012 World Series.

In all seriousness, chicago doesn’t need the Nation of Islam, it needs a dozen Wal-Marts.

Murders, attempted murders, flash mobs against whites,
all over disrespect for anything that stands in their way of self – all reasons I do not shop or dine in Chicago like
I used to.

My friends and I have season tickets to the opera and
go 5 times a year between October and March. We take the
train and the theatre is 4 blocks from the train station.
We have not encountered any issues.

However, last year, for the first time, in taking the
10:40 PM train home to the suburbs, we now have armed
guards on the trains.

My friend’s daughter was robbed at knifepoint by three
black youths for her IPhone (on the train). Noone came
to her aid because they were afraid the youths also had
guns and would start shooting the place up.

Chicago is NOT the city that works.

Chicago is a strong argument for free birth control.

Rxn to headline only: But Anne, that can’t be!!! Everyone knows guns are illegal in Chicago!!!

/sarc

The majority of murderers are Black. The majority of murder victims are Black. Apparently, a Black life only has value when a Hispanic ends it in self-defense.

    Vascaino in reply to n.n. | August 25, 2012 at 6:35 am

    You could have included, “or an Arab life when a Jew is involved” to truly demonstrate the hypocrisy at play with “human rights” and other clichés.

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