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Amid gangland shootings, Chicago leaders call for federal resources
Fox News.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Mike Tobin

Posted on 07/11/2014 2:04:00 AM PDT by Q-ManRN

Jasmine Curry, a mother of five and five months pregnant, lay dead along Chicago’s Dan Ryan expressway Wednesday morning, the latest victim in Chicago’s epidemic of gunfire with a bullet to the head.

It was uncommon that she was shot on the expressway, not uncommon that someone from her neighborhood was killed. In fact, Jasmine was not even the first person in her family to be gunned down.

The gangland vendettas raged on the South and West Sides of Chicago over the holiday weekend. Thirteen people were killed, another 58 wounded as the bullets flew. Police were fired on and in at least five incidents, they returned fire, killing two.

From the basement of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church,Rev. Jesse Jackson inferred that city leaders in Chicago could not handle the violence on their own and federal resources were needed to control the flow of illegal weapons.

“We’re crying out, the FBI must intervene,” he said.

Jackson also demanded federal funds to rebuild the blighted communities that are incubators for the gun violence.

Like Jackson, Mayor Rahm Emanuel also appealed for federal resources. Also like Jackson, he stopped short of pointing directly at President Obama.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; guncontrol; jessejackson; rahmemanuel
The Democrat-lead city government of Chicago has caused this violence by driving out small business through high taxes and over-regulation; thus, they have destroyed opportunities and created a growing welfare mentality of government dependency for decades. After decades of failure and growing violence, what is their answer to the crisis of violence?

More government! Their answer is to bring in federal law enforcement and to get a financial bailout from the federal government or the UN. Their answer to too much government is more government. Welcome to socialism. Take a good look because our nation is treading this same path.

Of course, the answer could not be lowering taxes, decreasing the size and scope of the city government, deregulating and allowing Chicago citizens to defend themselves. This approach would give responsible citizens a much needed opportunity to rebuild and take back their communities. Could the American way be the answer? Surely not according to Rahm Emanuel and Jesse Jackson!

1 posted on 07/11/2014 2:04:01 AM PDT by Q-ManRN
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To: Q-ManRN

I drove by this 50 minutes after it happened...then again I drive that section every morning and afternoon...which is why I’m leaving in AUG...this city is in $68 Billion in debt and the shootings are out of control...4th of July Wk end saw 82 shootings in 84 hrs...and there has been over 12 on Monday and Tues...ChIraq


2 posted on 07/11/2014 2:08:34 AM PDT by BCW (Amazon Books: "Babylon's Covert War" - the Iraq conflict explained in detail - by JH White)
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To: Q-ManRN

Want to lower the crime rate in the minority community ? Bring back the two-parent household that the left worked so hard to destroy via the welfare state. Participatory fatherhood should be venerated again, and until that happens, nothing will change.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 2:09:26 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: MinuteGal; M Kehoe; mcmuffin; Matchett-PI; Seeking the truth; JulieRNR21; surfer; Bob Ireland

Chicago liberal foolishness starring Jesse Jackson & Rahm Emanuel with a cameo appearance by the federal government.


4 posted on 07/11/2014 2:09:45 AM PDT by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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To: BCW

Smart move and good luck with the move. Stay safe! Sadly, the only thing hard working decent folks can do is leave town. Unfortunately, this scenario may be engulfing our nation if we do not turn away from the socialist path that our nation is currently following.

BCW wrote: “I drove by this 50 minutes after it happened...then again I drive that section every morning and afternoon...which is why I’m leaving in AUG...this city is in $68 Billion in debt and the shootings are out of control...4th of July Wk end saw 82 shootings in 84 hrs...and there has been over 12 on Monday and Tues...ChIraq”


5 posted on 07/11/2014 2:16:18 AM PDT by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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To: Q-ManRN

How can the feds help when they allow even more gang members across what used to be our borders?


6 posted on 07/11/2014 2:40:19 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: skr

How can the federal government help Chicago with gang violence when the federal government is run by gangsters?

skr wrote: “How can the feds help when they allow even more gang members across what used to be our borders?”


7 posted on 07/11/2014 2:52:36 AM PDT by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“Want to lower the crime rate in the minority community ? “

Well, guess it depends on what the definition of “is” is. Detroit reached its population peak of 1.9M about the mid 50’s. Population now is about 0.7M and continues to decline. During this same time period white population has shifted from 87% to about 10%. Sooo, I’m thinking that the white population is in the minority now?


8 posted on 07/11/2014 2:55:53 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Q-ManRN

Jesse Jackson is the main part of the problem. He refuses to admit that the biggest part of the problem is that blacks are violent....and the attitude needs to change. Stop whining over whitey


9 posted on 07/11/2014 3:02:28 AM PDT by DisorderOnBorder (Haley Barbour rather work for drug cartels than Americans)
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To: snoringbear

Disproportionate black crime is not a new thing.

Back in the 50’s one of the things it was blamed on was failure to integrate.

We certainly wouldn’t want to hold blacks themselves responsible that would be ‘racist’. Instead we will just continue to spiral ever downward making excuse after excuse.

National Affairs: THE NEGRO CRIME RATE: A FAILURE IN INTEGRATION

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,810262,00.html


10 posted on 07/11/2014 3:06:50 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Q-ManRN

Yes, throw more money at the bottomless pension pit. THAT will solve all Chicago’s problems. Government non-accountable bureaucrats to the rescue!


11 posted on 07/11/2014 3:13:12 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: Q-ManRN

It should be noted that the pregnant, mother of 5 children, is single and only 25 years old..........so sad.


12 posted on 07/11/2014 3:20:54 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: Q-ManRN

Mother of 5 with one more on the way. Age 24.


13 posted on 07/11/2014 3:41:13 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Hot Tabasco

Beat me to it. Actually Breitbart says 24, other sources, 25.


14 posted on 07/11/2014 3:43:36 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Hot Tabasco

“It should be noted that the pregnant, mother of 5 children, is single and only 25 years old..........so sad.”

Must have been one of those “family values” Republicans. These sows are breeding the bastards that vote Dem; if 1/2 of the kids died in gun violence three would have still been voting.

Urban welfare pastures...


15 posted on 07/11/2014 3:51:20 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Q-ManRN

There’s a project right now dumping a load of money into south side Chicago to improve the waterfront with elite apartments and restaurants - but it sits up against the #20 worst neighborhood in the US...the city is evicting people out of those neighborhoods and giving them vouchers to move further west into neighborhoods that’s aren’t so bad...the working people with families and other nice things - will be forced to move out because crime will go up - an no one will want to stay there...

http://hydeparkprogress.blogspot.com/2010/11/chicago-and-opium-of-developers.html

They are doing this at the old US Steel yard and attempting to revitalize this area and push crime out of Chicago...@ a cost of $4 billion just for this area...the city is already in $68 Billion in debt - costing each tax payer $23,000+ owed to the city govt just to cover this debt...ridiculous!


16 posted on 07/11/2014 4:01:58 AM PDT by BCW (Amazon Books: "Babylon's Covert War" - the Iraq conflict explained in detail - by JH White)
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To: Q-ManRN; flaglady47; Chigirl 26; prairiebreeze; seekthetruth; Bushbacker1; BillyBoy; mickie; ...
Wait till the consumers and money-spenders from the more-affluent suburbs and counties to the north and west of Chicago become freaked out at ever again driving the expressways into the city.

That point may have even arrived now.

The city's greater downtown business community will be all over Rahm like white on rice when the folks from the 'burbs stop driving into the city for the shopping, the restaurants, the theater, the opera, the festivals, the two major league ball parks, the zoo, the museums, the tours, etal.

Years ago, rocks and bricks were dumped from the walkway overpasses onto the cars streaming into the city....till screened fences were installed overhead. But not much can be done to stop bullets raining down from above....or being fired from the car next to you on the expressway or from snipers in the buildings along the way.

Without the considerable and sustained income from suburbanites, the Windy City will dry up and blow away....like Detroit.

Gun control is the hot issue at the moment....but I posit that the re-installation of capital punishment in Illinois would send a pretty strong signal to the gangs and low-life that infest the city's south side.

The death sentence was put on moratorium by former Illinois governor and ex-convict, George Ryan in 1999. Re-installation may not be the total answer (if there is one), but it might help.

It has to be added here that both the city of Chicago government and the State of Illinois legislature are in the deathgrip of the Democrat Party/Chicago Machine. To boot, the state and city are financially bankrupt.....and, putting everything together, one can almost predict with certainty which way the Land O' Lincoln is headed.

Leni

17 posted on 07/11/2014 4:02:25 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Q-ManRN

All one has to do is watch The First 48 to see this problem is not just a Chicago problem, it’s endemic across the country and growing.

Throwing money at the problem doesn’t and never will as long as all we are seeing are MOTHERS wailing over the body of their dead fatherless children.


18 posted on 07/11/2014 4:06:22 AM PDT by RetSignman (obama: "For the love of Alinsky, how much more do I have to do to get them to impeach me"?)
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To: RetSignman

Body>>>bodies


19 posted on 07/11/2014 4:13:50 AM PDT by RetSignman (obama: "For the love of Alinsky, how much more do I have to do to get them to impeach me"?)
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To: Q-ManRN

Send an army of Central American Invaders to Chicago.

They’ll bring the ....????


20 posted on 07/11/2014 4:21:29 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: DisorderOnBorder

Jesse stirs up the hate, let him deal with the problem he promotes...sending in Feds means my tax dollars. I’d rather they go for building a fence. They want all this money to fix the problems they cause rather than spending the money in the ROOT cause.


21 posted on 07/11/2014 4:21:29 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RetSignman; All
As much as I hate all the wasted government anti-poverty programs..I'd like to conduct one grand experiment..it would be worth it..

Camden, NJ is arguably the worst city in America, and has been so for years..crime, poverty, schools, etc..the population is about 75,000. So let's give every man, woman and child $100,000..tax free..to do whatever they wish with it...and yes..some families, with several kids..could get as much as $500,000, even more. They could move out..put their kids in a private school, buy a house, a car, medical care, a rehab facility, vacations.......ANYTHING they want to do. They only condition would be is that they'd have to account weekly what and where they spent the money on..even if it was for illegal items...i.e. drugs, gambling, prostitution. They'd be guaranteed completely anonymity, and immunity from any illegal activity.

We'd have to add a few million more to pay some social scientists, and other staffers..to track it..and see after a few years.

Yes, no doubt it would end up being a total waste of almost a billion...but it would be fascinating..

22 posted on 07/11/2014 4:27:06 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Vendome

Send an army of Central American Invaders to Chicago.

Already been done, Chicago received 427 this week.

Also I have seen articles that Chicago is Sinoala (sp?) Cartel R&R center /semi sarcasm,


23 posted on 07/11/2014 4:47:19 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Nailbiter

and so it begins....

So let it be written,

So let it be done...


24 posted on 07/11/2014 4:52:30 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Spot on.


25 posted on 07/11/2014 5:09:48 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: Q-ManRN

Will they declare martial law in Chi-town?


26 posted on 07/11/2014 5:31:31 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: MinuteGal

Aren’t the drug cartels also heavy into Chicago also?


27 posted on 07/11/2014 7:11:21 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods)
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The Chicago Crime Commission, a non-governmental agency that tracks crime trends in the region, said it considers Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman even more menacing than Capone because Guzman leads the deadly Sinaloa cartel which supplies most of the narcotics sold in Chicago and the Chicagoland area, and in many cities across the U. S.

Said a commission member, "People think that the border is 1700 miles away so this is not our problem. Well, it is. These days we operate as if Chicago is ON the border."

Sinaloa cartel members have also surfaced in Columbus, Ohio, Louisville, Kentucky, also in Indiana, North Carolina, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.

(source, Fox News)

Leni

28 posted on 07/11/2014 9:03:52 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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So you think your little slice of heaven in the midwest doesn't have Mexican drug cartels operating under your nose?

See #28....

....and why haven't we ever heard about this mafioso espanol...and why is "Sinaloa" not a household word?

Leni

29 posted on 07/11/2014 1:24:27 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

Don’t forget the community 0 organized was controlled by a black Muslim street gang organized by a Mexican drug cartel. JJs half bro Noah ROBINSON is doing life for his involvement. ( That’s Robinson as in MO) Its been reported:
They were all close until Noah’s arrest
You don’t really think 0 going to close the border and endanger MO & JJs family business do you?


30 posted on 07/11/2014 2:32:45 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: snoringbear

Not even that. Exclusively White in Detroit was 7.8% as of 2010 (just 56,000 people). You’d have to go back to about 1865 when the city had that few number of Whites (and at that time, they made up 97% of the population).

Even Blacks are voting with their feet in Detroit. They reached a zenith in 1990 (780,000). In 2010 it dropped to 590,000, roughly the total Black population around 1965. Only the Hispanic population increased, and that by just 1,500 over 2000 (now at 49,000).

If the trends hold, Hispanics have likely already eclipsed the White population in Detroit in the past 2 years. Barring a turn-around, I recall reading an article in the ‘90s that expects the city to probably bottom out at or around 300,000 or so (its population around 1900, before the auto industry boomed).

To answer your point, quite so, in many urban locales, calling Blacks (or even some Hispanics), a “minority” is not technically correct. Remarkably for Chicago, it’s a three-way split between them. How long that will hold is the question.


31 posted on 07/11/2014 5:45:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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