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School Closing Opponents Call Mayor A Racist Liar [Chicago]
CBS News Chicago ^ | March 22, 2013

Posted on 03/23/2013 11:09:43 PM PDT by grundle

CHICAGO (CBS) – The Chicago Public Schools’ plan to close 53 schools and 61 buildings, mostly in black neighborhoods, has some West Side residents vowing to fight the Emanuel administration until the end.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, to hear some tell it on the West Side, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is a racist liar who doesn’t care about the kids. And they’re just getting started.

“I don’t see any Caucasians being moved, bussed, or murdered in the streets as they travel along gang lines, or stand on the steps of a CPS school,” said activist Wendy Matil Pearson as opponents of the school closing plans protested outside Horatio May Elementary Community Academy in the Austin neighborhood. play pause

Protesters shouted “save our schools!” as they outside May on Friday, a day after CPS released its list of 53 schools and 61 buildings it plans to close at the end of the school year, to help address a projected $1 billion budget shortfall.

May Elementary and nearby Louis Armstrong Math & Science Elementary School would be closed under the CPS plan, and their students would join George Leland Elementary School, although the new Leland would be placed in the current May building. All three buildings are located on the same half-mile stretch of Congress Parkway.

RELATED: CPS Plans To Close 53 Schools, 61 Buildings RELATED: List Of Planned School Closings RELATED: Reasons Why CPS Is Closing Each School

The protesters said the CPS school closing plan would bring nothing more than more street violence and more blight.

“We will have more gangs, more murders, more killers, and everything,” said CPS student Brittany Sanders.

Kids yelled out the windows of the school as parents, teachers, and activists gathered out front.

Dwayne Truss, assistant director of the grassroots school advocacy group Raise Your Hand, said opponents of the school closings would do everything they can to keep schools open.

“We’re here to stand up to the bully, a.k.a. Rahm Emanuel, a.k.a. the one-term mayor,” he said.

Valerie Leonard, co-founder of the Lawndale Alliance, accused the mayor of trying to drive African Americans out of the city.

“He says that he wants to turn around the city of Chicago, make a new Chicago. Does that new Chicago mean no black folks?” she said. “Where are people going to go? They’re not going to stay around in the community if there are no schools!”

The protesters said they don’t buy the mayor’s claim students will get better educations when they are moved out of buildings with low enrollment. The district has said the money saved from closing schools will be used to improve the “welcoming schools” where students are relocated.

“It’s a lie!” protesters repeatedly shouted.

Responding to the safety concerns of some parents, Chicago Board of Education Vice President Jesse Ruiz tells CBS 2′s Brad Edwards: “I know the neighborhoods out there. I do empathize, and thus it’s critically important to me that we get it right.”

The protesters weren’t the first to accuse Emanuel of racism in his school-closing effort. The Chicago Teachers Union has repeatedly said the school closing plans are racist, as most of the schools that would be closed are in African-American communities.

On Thursday, CTU President Karen Lewis said the plan was both “racist” and “classist,” and she called Emanuel “the murder mayor.”

“He is the murder mayor,” she said, referencing the city’s recent problems with gun violence. “Look at the murder rate in this city. He’s murdering schools, he’s murdering good jobs. He’s murdering housing. I don’t know what else to call him. He’s the murder mayor.”

The district’s plan to close schools must be approved by the Chicago Board of Education. Public hearings will be held to discuss the schools targeted for closure before a final vote in late May.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; illinois; justfollowingorders; mayorobama; rahmemanuel

1 posted on 03/23/2013 11:09:43 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle
[“We will have more gangs, more murders, more killers, and everything,” said CPS student Brittany Sanders.]

Allow the law-abiding citizens in ghettos to legally arm themselves.

2 posted on 03/23/2013 11:22:27 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: grundle

I feel sorry for the kids caught in the middle, but politically speaking, ROFLMHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 03/23/2013 11:27:22 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Brad from Tennessee

IMHO Chicago may be the first city to have race riots. GOP should keep their mouth shut and let the Dems hang themselves. In times of austerity, inner city blacks will be the first to riot. They got use to the handouts and will not take the word no for a solution. It will be black Dems attacking liberal white Dems in Chicago. Burn Chicago burn.


4 posted on 03/23/2013 11:30:50 PM PDT by Fee
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To: grundle

There used to be stories back the cold war days that the Soviets planted nuclear weapons in the United States in various secure locations in the event of a war with us. Since the USSR fell, those stories fell into obscurity. We have a situation now where every crime ridden minority dominated inner city is the equivalent of one of those hidden H-bombs, but placed there after many decades of planning by the left. Teaming hellholes of race hate, violent crime and poverty, held over the abyss by the thread of EBT cards, useless make-work government jobs, and other forms of “financial assistance”. Cutting that thread would like phoning NORAD with launch sequences but with the ICBM’s pointed right back at us.


5 posted on 03/23/2013 11:34:54 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Fee

[It will be black Dems attacking liberal white Dems in Chicago. Burn Chicago burn.]

The urban riots of the late 1960’s helped splinter the Democrats and led to a GOP resurgence in 1968.


6 posted on 03/23/2013 11:36:42 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: grundle

>> 53 schools and 61 buildings it plans to close at the end of the school year

Closing 53 schools sounds crazy, but does that mean the attending students will have no place to go next school year?


7 posted on 03/23/2013 11:36:59 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: grundle

The scumbag Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms must gnash their teeth when they have to report these scumbag vs. scumbag battles.
As for me, break out the popcorn, lol.


8 posted on 03/23/2013 11:38:35 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Gene Eric

They have had a huge population loss.

They were structured to handle many more students in the past.

But, the students are not there to fill the schools.

The current students will be absorbed into other schools,


9 posted on 03/23/2013 11:41:59 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Gene Eric
...but does that mean the attending students will have no place to go next school year?

It means they'll go a couple blocks away to another half-empty school building. You do realize that this is all about having to use tax dollars to pay fewer principals, teachers, "guidance counselors", a zillion miscellaneous "administrators", school nurses, janitors, etc., etc., etc.? It's all about the unions. The kids have nothing to do with this battle.

10 posted on 03/23/2013 11:43:06 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Jet Jaguar

So a lot of hype about practical measures. No surprise there.


11 posted on 03/23/2013 11:43:13 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Gene Eric
Exactly.
12 posted on 03/23/2013 11:44:27 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Lancey Howard

>> It’s all about the unions. The kids have nothing to do with this battle.

Agreed. And they were on strike not that long ago.


13 posted on 03/23/2013 11:44:36 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Gene Eric
May Elementary and nearby Louis Armstrong Math & Science Elementary School would be closed under the CPS plan, and their students would join George Leland Elementary School, although the new Leland would be placed in the current May building. All three buildings are located on the same half-mile stretch of Congress Parkway
14 posted on 03/23/2013 11:45:23 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Brad from Tennessee

What will make the Chicago riots fun to watch is how the IL governor and Pres Obama will react. Typically they will take their time trying to make a decision because they will be ordering troops in to crush their supporters. Gov Quin is going to hesitate and Pres Obama will be even worst as Chicago burns and the Mayor is screaming for help.


15 posted on 03/23/2013 11:46:10 PM PDT by Fee
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To: Gene Eric

Problem is Chicago enrollment in public schools have dropped badly. They have enough schools for 600,000 pupils, but only 500,000 students attend public schools. Keeping schools open with classrooms short 15 to 20 percent of students cost money to operate, money Chicago does not have.


16 posted on 03/23/2013 11:49:19 PM PDT by Fee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

blacks murder other blacks. good grief they blame the white guy for blacks murdering other blacks.

and the whole i don’t see white people being murdered... that’s because honey, white people are not in gangs like blacks and aren’t targeting their own people - or anyone - like blacks are.


17 posted on 03/24/2013 12:00:02 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Gene Eric
The major complaint about closing those schools is that the kids will be bussed to schools that are in other tribal zones, and will result in more murders.

Chicago is divided into little feudal duchies, and each little fiefdom is savagely protective of it's turf. As long as the little barons declare fidelity to the Man on Five, and provide the requisite number of votes, they are paid, and otherwise ignored.

It's sort of hard on slow children caught in the crossfire, but the smart ones survive and eventually take over their father's baronies.

I'd call it a return to the Dark Ages, but that's racist.

18 posted on 03/24/2013 2:24:00 AM PDT by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: Fee

It’s going to be a “long, hot, ugly summer” in Chicago.


19 posted on 03/24/2013 2:24:03 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: grundle
Rham Emmanuel is indeed a racist liar. And yes, he doesn't give two hoots about the south side of Chicago.

He probably feels that the more carnage in the black community the better, sort of a "good riddance to bad rubbish" philosophy.

Sorry Chicago, you bought it you live (or die) with it.

20 posted on 03/24/2013 2:54:35 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: grundle

When your opponents are eating their own, keep a respectful silence until the meal is finished.


21 posted on 03/24/2013 3:24:44 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Majority of those who have left are working tax paying white devils.
Replaced by takers.
Riots up til now have been blacks in black neighborhoods. Will be a whole different ballgame if they go target whites in white neighborhoods.


22 posted on 03/24/2013 3:35:02 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: grundle

From the article: “I don’t see any Caucasians being moved, bussed, or murdered in the streets as they travel along gang lines, or stand on the steps of a CPS school,” said activist Wendy Matil Pearson...

Don’t blame all of the mayhem on “Dead Fish” Rahm. The fact that some segments of the society allow themselves to live in war-zone conditions is not wholly a function of government. As long as the local community tolerates the gang violence, they should expect gang violence to continue. As long as the local community tolerates drug traffic, prostitution, and street violence, they should expect it to continue.
If they are unwilling to stand up for their own communities, the government is at a decided disadvantage right from the start.
The decades-long ‘war’ on drugs and ‘war’ on poverty have clearly demonstrated this.

Blame Rahm (and Zero) for a lot. But, I’d suggest a good, sober look in the mirror for these people to find those really responsible for the deplorable conditions in their neighborhoods.


23 posted on 03/24/2013 3:52:13 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Bingo.

You hit the nail on the head.

This isn’t about education, it’s about keeping the Union folks working.


24 posted on 03/24/2013 4:40:48 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: grundle

““I don’t see any Caucasians being moved, bussed, or murdered in the streets as they travel along gang lines, or stand on the steps of a CPS school,” said activist Wendy Matil Pearson.

Hey, Wendy, people create their environment.  White kids don’t get shot and majority white schools don’t get closed because white people don’t create environments that lead to such chaos.

If you want to whine about black kids getting shot and black schools being closed because they’re failing, then whine to the only people that can actually change the environment they create — the black community.


25 posted on 03/24/2013 5:29:26 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: Fee

“It will be black Dems attacking liberal white Dems in Chicago. Burn Chicago burn.”

BURN, MOFO BABY, BURN


26 posted on 03/24/2013 5:40:34 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: grundle

“He is the murder mayor,” she said, referencing the city’s recent problems with gun violence. “Look at the murder rate in this city. He’s murdering schools, he’s murdering good jobs. He’s murdering housing. I don’t know what else to call him. He’s the murder mayor.”

Yet none of the above means you have to go out and murder a person.  Murdering people is the major problem in Chicago’s black community right now.  Rahm, to the best of my knowledge, hasn’t murdered anyone.  Once again, these black community spokespeople are placing blame outward when they should be placing blame inward.  Honest introspection is too difficult for some people, I guess.


27 posted on 03/24/2013 5:43:22 AM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: grundle

I suppose that it has not dawned on Ms. Pearson that the reason few Caucasians are being moved is because there are almost no Caucasians left in the Chicago Public Schools.


28 posted on 03/24/2013 6:39:10 AM PDT by writmeister
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To: grundle

Karen Lewis is neck and neck with Jessee Jackson as to who is the biggest racist.


29 posted on 03/24/2013 6:46:20 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Fee

I work in Chicago. I see the tension building daily. This may be a very bad summer. If there are no race riots or a race war I will be surprised (pleased, but surprised).


30 posted on 03/24/2013 6:48:42 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: SpaceBar

Very apt analogy.


31 posted on 03/24/2013 6:52:06 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Gene Eric

No really crazy....

The Chicago school system has capacity for over 500,000 students....a little more than 400,000 attend...

The laws of economics still apply even in a socialist hellhole like Chicago....


32 posted on 03/24/2013 6:55:55 AM PDT by JZoback
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To: ought-six

Rahm back from his ski trip.

Note that no high schools are being closed. Apparently the threat of gang violence is too great.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130323/chicago-citywide/back-chicago-mayor-emanuel-defends-cps-school-closings


33 posted on 03/24/2013 7:24:04 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: jonascord

Not all kids will be bussed, some will have to walk only a few blocks, but will be going into another gang’s zone. Some kids will have to walk through 3 different gangs’ territories.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130322/old-town/cps-school-closings-put-focus-on-gang-territories-neighborhoods


34 posted on 03/24/2013 7:45:21 AM PDT by Atlantan
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks grundle.
"I don’t see any Caucasians being moved, bussed, or murdered in the streets as they travel along gang lines, or stand on the steps of a CPS school,” said activist Wendy Matil Pearson...
That *is* an amazing coincidence!


35 posted on 03/24/2013 11:56:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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Valerie Leonard, co-founder of the Lawndale Alliance, accused the mayor of trying to drive African Americans out of the city. "He says that he wants to turn around the city of Chicago, make a new Chicago. Does that new Chicago mean no black folks? ...Where are people going to go? They’re not going to stay around in the community if there are no schools!"
Hey, he didn't say he was ending your taxpayer-funded free ride, so calm down.


36 posted on 03/24/2013 11:58:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Fee
On April 4, 1968, in Chicago, violence sparked in the black ghetto on the West side, and gradually expanded to consume a 28-block stretch of West Madison Street, with most damage occurring on Roosevelt Road.[4] Lawndale and Austin neighborhoods on the West Side and the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side experienced the majority of the destruction and chaos.[5] The rioters broke windows, looted stores, and set buildings (both abandoned and occupied) on fire. Firefighters quickly flooded the neighborhood, and Chicago's off-duty firefighters were told to report for duty. There were 36 major fires reported between 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm alone. The next day, Mayor Richard J. Daley imposed a curfew on anyone under the age of 21, closed the streets to automobile traffic, and halted the sale of guns or ammunition.[4]

Approximately 10,500 police were sent in, and by April 6, more than 6,700 Illinois National Guard troops arrived in Chicago. President Lyndon B. Johnson also sent 5,000 U.S. army troops into the city. The General in charge declared that no one was allowed to have gatherings in the riot areas, and he authorized the use of tear gas. Mayor Richard J. Daley gave police the authority "to shoot to kill any arsonist or anyone with a Molotov cocktail in his hand ... and ... to shoot to maim or cripple anyone looting any stores in our city."[5]

The south side ghetto had escaped the major chaos mainly because the two large street gangs, the Blackstone Rangers and the East Side Disciples, cooperated to control their neighborhoods. Many gang members did not participate in the rioting, due in part to King's direct involvement with these groups in 1966.[2] wikipedia...

Chicago was a modern day first - a 1968 race riot - 24 years before LA's 1992 Rodney King race riot...

37 posted on 03/24/2013 12:09:26 PM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

/bingo


38 posted on 03/24/2013 1:14:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Gene Eric

Those students are being transferred to other schools.


39 posted on 03/25/2013 5:33:42 PM PDT by grundle
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