Sunday, February 3, 2013

Jesse Jackson urged Obama to come to Chicago.

With all due respect to the philandering reverend, I have a couple of questions. What the heck is Obama going to do if he were to show up? Give a speech? Organize the community? Feed the multitude with a few loaves and fishes? 

Sir, your are praying to a false savior. SF

Before a march on the city's South Side, Jackson, a former Democratic presidential candidate, said America's third most populous city needed more help than Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police superintendent Garry McCarthy could offer.

"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.

Gun violence in Chicago has been in the national spotlight over the past year, with 506 murders in 2012, an increase of 17 percent from the previous year. As of Jan. 31st 2013, there were 42 homicides and 157 shootings so far this year, according to Chicago police.

The issue received new urgency with the killing this week of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, an honors student who performed with her high school band at Obama's inauguration on January 21.
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