Skip to comments.Jesse Jackson urges Obama to 'come home' and tackle Chicago's gun crisis
Posted on 02/02/2013 2:29:28 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
The Rev Jesse Jackson has appealed to Barack Obama to "please come home" to Chicago and address the crisis in American urban life following the fatal shooting of a teenager less than a mile from Obama's house in the city.
"The president's voice is so urgently needed here," said Jackson, arguing that Obama's presence would help draw attention to the complexity of the economic and social problems affecting areas like Chicago that compound problems related to gun violence. "[That alone] would illuminate the condition."
At a press conference at his Rainbow/Push headquarters, Jackson insisted that the importation of guns and drugs from outside Chicago and the export of jobs out elevated any remedy beyond being simply a city problem that could be tackled by more aggressive or intensive policing.
"You cannot police poverty. You cannot police broken dreams, you cannot police aspirations," said Jackson. "This cannot be dealt with on just a citywide level. We have drugs and guns coming in, and jobs going out. In most of the areas where these shootings are taking place, the unemployment rate is between 45% and 55%."
Jackson led a march of around 100 people through the South Side of Chicago to the park where 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot earlier this week. In January alone, 43 people were shot dead in Chicago, Obama's hometown, making it the deadliest January in the city for more than a decade.
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lol. The fact that Obama has to be begged to go there says it all.
Heck. It is too dangerous in Chicago. 500+ murders there. His SS could not protect him. The gangstas might go after him. Deadly city.
I thought Obama Hussein´s home was Kenya.
Build a wall to protect the utopian city from the bitter clingers who import violence to the hood.
Hahahah....even a serious topic like murder is just made laughable by these racist clowns, their phony “concern”
Keep voting for people like this, Chicago, et al and this is what you get . . .the degradation of your lives and culture
Let’s have a trial gun take away experiment in Chicago. Take every gun away from everyone but the police and one year later tally up the crime for that year. Dollar to a dog turd (hold the stakes in your teeth) the crime rate will go up. Then , that settled, dump all this garbage of gun control on a national scale.
“The president’s voice is so urgently needed here”
That’s typical lib psychobabble for his brain dead followers. Decades of welfare, low morals, destruction of family, abandonment of disipline, elimination of self motivation and self responsibility, and BS from bottom-feeding DemocRats like Jesse Jackson have created the Chicago cesspool.
Please go and stay..they need you there. Leave the keys to the WH in the mailbox.
Hire Rudy Giuliani as mayor. You would have the same draconian gun laws. But every time he cought a perp carrying in commission of a crime he would pile on the charges including the GUN CHARGES and put the gang bangers away for a LONG time. This and the crackdown on ‘quality of life’ crimes brought the murder and violent crimes way down in NY.
Of course the demonrats run Chicago and they still have a MACHINE that was run out of NY decades before.
The Dhimmis don’t want crime and violence to go down. It “makes their case” to ban firearms and ban freedom.
Isn't this the place that told Chik-fil-a to get out of town? Also, why isn't the good rev'rund calling for a return to Christian principles?
Jesse wants Obama to go to Nairobi?
There can't be a "gun crisis" in Chicago. After all, aren't guns all but illegal there?
I guess there is common ground for people of different political stripes.
...AND we’ve continually told The Redeemer to MESS OUT!
0bama has some golfing to do and a party with Jay-Z to attend...no time for helping Chicago, sorry.
Obama's "community organizing" left Chicago neighborhoods in ruins.
Grim proving ground for Obama's housing policy
"About 99 of the units are vacant, many rendered uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage. Mice scamper through the halls. Battered mailboxes hang open. Sewage backs up into kitchen sinks. In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale - a score so bad the buildings now face demolition."
Obama doesn’t want to go home to Chicago. Hell once he got out of there to the White House he has shown us he doesn’t want to be in the White House either! He wants to be on the golf course, in Hawaii or any where else so long as he can play and have the American people pay for it.
Reverend “I Wanna Cut His Nuts Off” Jackson... should cry me a river.
Here Jesse.... this ones for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h5psTSgSXk
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