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Obama Pressed To Address Spiralling Chicago Homicides

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By Javier Manjarres

Chicago’s out of control murder rate is prompting community organizers and civil rights leaders to call on President Obama’s intervention in hopes that his use of the “bully pulpit” will somehow curb the spiraling gun violence that has plagued the Windy City.

Former Chief of Staff to President Obama and current Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel has demonstrated ineffectual leadership which has done nothing to control the violence that has gripped the city over the past couple of years.  There were 506 murders in the 2012 calender year and 2013 is not showing any let-up in the killings, as 42 homicides have already been committed thus far.

Enter the Reverend Jessie Jackson, the divisive and opportunistic race hustler.  Jackson is calling for President Barack Obama to visit Chicago in hopes that his presence will inspire the locals and motivate the police to more effectively intervene  and prevent further killings. This is, after all, Obama’s hometown-

“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 of Chicago. – Reuters

In addition, Jackson called on the U.S, Department of Homeland Security’s assistance to help patrol the streets of Chicago. It’s unclear as to in what capacity Jackson expects Homeland Security to conduct such a patrol. Does Jackson want military personnel actually walking the beat in our communities?  If President Obama directs Homeland Security to police the streets of Chicago, could we expect armed military personnel or even the TSA on every corner? 

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • Billzilla

    Of course the “Reverend” Jackson is right about this: idiots… opppps, I mean people “claim” that Obama’s the Messiah, so of course the gang bangers and drug dealers will listen to him. TSA patrolling the streets? Wonderful idea. NOT!

    • Rich

      YOU call Mr. Obama the “Messiah”, not us.

      He’s the President and a man, like any other.

      This “Messiah” talk is sheer right wing hate speech and racism.


        Jamie Foxx, who proclaimed him as such, is neither white nor right wing. i think those who pull the race card are probably more racist than those who they are calling racists.

        • John G Henke

          You always know who the racist in the room is by finding the one pointing the finger and shouting, RACEST!

  • Nancy Celano

    If Chicago is an example of Obama’s community organizing “success”, then we understand why the country is in such a mess. He doesn’t know what he is doing. Having Rahm Emanuel as mayor is just an extension of Obama’s philosophies, which are totally ineffectual.

    • Rich

      Tell us what YOU would do better.
      Chicago’s a tough town. Miami people wouldn’t last too long up there.

      • Willis

        Don’t be so sure about that. W hy don’t you come to Miami and see for yourself.

      • Thomas

        I can see the headlines now: “Chicago, a town to tough to govern”. So, when will Chicago become Detroit?

      • John G Henke

        I’d respect the Constitution and especially the Second Amendment and abolish all so-called gun control laws. Then the law abiding could arm themselves and kill the criminal punk gang cockroaches infesting that city.

  • G Speed

    Well Rich–if the truth be known the “Chicago problem” is just the result of a long long line of corrupt political machines. It’s “bidnes” as usual in the “windy city” and it will clean up when Archer Ave straightens up ( a little south side jingle).

    Now on the other hand I think Jesse the Jackson has a great idea–send in the home land enforcers and the TSA bullies and let the chips fall where they may– the only rules applying being They have to pull guard duty on street corners in “home boy” neighborhoods after dark -not in old white ladies parlors shaking them down for “terrorist thoughts” like they are want to do.

    I think handing out piles of guns bought at gun shows down south and “smuggled” into “gun free” Chicago ahead of time (a-la Fast and Furious) would be a plus.

    • John G Henke

      Don’t forget to arm all of those TSA losers with a new 40 Cal pistol so there will be a flood of them going on to the black market along with the ammo. God knows we need the prices to go down. “Excuse me Mr. Gangbanger, I need to squeeze your nuts”.

  • Fighter

    There isn’t anything BO can do about the crime because it is Bush’s fault.
    Besides, they have very strict gun laws which we all know increases crime.