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Obama’s Next Executive Order?

Chicago Violence: Silent March Memorializes More Than 760 Killed

After Saturday’s march on New Years Day 2016, the 760  crosses will be placed in a vacant lot on the Chicago’s South Side.

President and Mrs. Obama, with the eyes of the nation and the world upon the devastation in Chicago, the time has come to stand with courage and certainty to answer the question

Will Obama’s next Executive Order  be to send in federal dump trucks, pick up the crosses  and destroy them because they might offend someone?

Must your answer be the same as the mantra of your Presidency—a resounding “YES I CAN!  I’VE GOT A PEN!”

Image: Residents And Activists Hold Anti-Violence March After Deadly Year In Chicago

RESIDENTS, ACTIVISTS, AND FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE MARCH DOWN MICHIGAN AVENUE CARRYING NEARLY 800 WOODEN CROSSES BEARING THE NAMES OF PEOPLE MURDERED IN THE CITY IN 2016 ON DECEMBER 31, 2016 IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. NEARLY 800 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MURDERED IN THE CITY THIS YEAR AND MORE THAN 4000 SHOT AS THE CITY COPES WITH ITS MOST VIOLENT YEAR IN TWO DECADES.

ON NEW YEARS EVE WHILE THE REST OF THE WORLD WAS MAKING HAPPY there was a short blurb across the bottom of the TV screen on Fox News about your.….

Silent march through downtown Chicago marks year of violence | The …

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INDEED, THERE WAS NO BIG TV NEWS STORY ALERT, THERE WERE NO PICTURES FLASHING ACROSS THE TV SCREEN, WHILE IN…

CHICAGO — Hundreds of people carried crosses Saturday for each person slain in Chicago this year during a quiet march along Michigan Avenue.

The 3-foot-tall crosses were each engraved with the name of a homicide victim. The silence of the march was punctuated by demonstrators who spoke each name aloud. Authorities say more than 760 people were killed in Chicago in 2016. There were fewer than 500 homicides in the city last year.

March organizer the Rev. Michael Pfleger said he hopes the visuals of the protest along Chicago’s premiere retail street will inspire people to take action to reduce violence in 2017.

“This is a Chicago problem,” Pfleger said. “The reason we’re on Michigan Avenue is because this is a Chicago problem. And until everybody in Chicago decides it’s their problem we’re not going to end it.”

Before the march Kelly Fitzgerald Clark found a cross with the name of her late husband. She cried as her son waded into a sea of crosses and retrieved it.

“WE THOUGHT NOBODY CARED,” SHE SAID. “I LOST MY HUSBAND IN FEBRUARY. HOMICIDE. WE DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS GOING TO BE LIKE THIS.”

THE CROSSES WERE MADE BY GREG ZANIS, OF AURORA.

“I JUST WANT TO TELL EVERYBODY MY HEART’S BROKEN FOR YOU,” ZANIS SAID. “I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO BUT I DID A LITTLE BIT OF WORK FOR YOU GUYS.”

After Saturday’s march, the crosses will be placed in a vacant lot on the city’s South Side.

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VIOLENCE IN AMERICA IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM NOT JUST A CHICAGO PROBLEM.

Chicago is just one example of Obama’s failed government leadership 2009-2016

THE MOST BASIC DUTY OF GOVERNMENT IS TO DEFEND THE LIVES OF ITS OWN CITIZENS. ANY GOVERNMENT THAT FAILS TO DO SO IS A GOVERNMENT UNWORTHY TO LEAD.

The chiefly black South Side of Chicago is in a Depression. The problems have persisted for years and have grown worse.

In 2009 published reports, 508 Chicago children were shot during a 16 month span with 25 killed.

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VINCENT J. BOVE On Oct. 6, 2009 I addressed the Chicago crisis with registered letters to President Obama, the U.S. Department of Justice, and numerous officials of Chicago and the State of Illinois. OCTOBER 6, 2009 CALLING ON PRESIDENT OBAMA TO COMMIT RESOURCES TO STOP THE VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO

 

LETTER TO PRESIDENT AND MRS. OBAMA

October 6, 2009

President and Mrs. Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President and Mrs. Obama,

Now that lobbying for hosting the 2016 Olympic Games is behind us, a more urgent task is at hand. It is time for an Olympian effort to end the bloodshed plaguing the communities of Chicago.

I implore you to make the elimination of violence in the windy city a top priority of your administration. If we agree that it would have been a worthwhile investment to prepare the city to host the 2016 Olympics, how much more is the value of human life? We must work to find a way to save lives, reduce hostility, and create a national model for the “audacity of hope” in all our urban areas suffering the scourge of senseless brutality.

So I propose that the White House declare a Stop the Violence Olympics for Chicago. As immediately as is possible, an organizing effort should be made on the same scale as would have been necessary to prepare the city for the Olympics. Resources from throughout government, private industry, and the local community must be brought together in a collaborative effort that will serve notice that violence will no longer be tolerated.

In addition, a torch should be lit in the city and remain burning as a reminder and symbol to all that we are serious about bringing change and hope to the affected Chicago communities.

President and Mrs. Obama, with the eyes of the nation and the world upon the devastation in Chicago, the time has come to stand with courage and certainty to answer the question “Can they stop the violence on the streets of Chicago?”

The only answer must be the same as the mantra of your Presidency—a resounding “YES WE CAN!”

Respectfully,

Vincent J.Bove

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The problems have persisted for years and have grown worse.

Third World America 2012: A Country at War with Itself

More Shooting Deaths in Chicago than in Afghanistan So Far This Year

On June 25, 2012, the New York Times ran a front page story about the 38% rise in killings in Chicago. Most of the deaths were due to black on black crime. Again, Chicago has a lot of crime, and it is not limited to black communities, but the fact is that crime is concentrated in gang dominated black communities and in non-black communities where non-black gangs have taken hold. Gang warfare has exacerbated the problem:

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The problems have persisted for years and have grown worse.

January 2016 published reports, the Chicago Tribune reported that “nearly half of young black men in Chicago are neither in school nor working.”

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Published January 01, 2017

Chicago Murders 2016: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com

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Chicago Police Department added a new photo (with red hearts).

Published 10:24 pm EST, January 1, 2017 Updated 10:53 pm EST, January 1, 2017 1 Comment By Jessica … Altogether, 762 people were murdered in Chicago in 2016, police said. … Created on Chicago Police Department website. … The city recorded 3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims, reported ABC 7.

The number of murders in Chicago in 2016 was the highest in almost 20 years and more than Los Angeles and New York combined.

The staggering numbers led a police spokesman to call it an “unacceptable rise in violence.”

Altogether, 762 people were murdered in Chicago in 2016, police said. The numbers have prompted some to call Chicago “Chi-raq.”

Police are blaming everything from lax gun laws to anger at police.

The latter contention is controversial and is sometimes called the “Ferguson effect.” (Sorry Jessica, the link to shrinks Ferguson effect is not a fact)

How big of a jump was it? In 2015, Chicago saw 480 murders. The 2016 murder numbers represent a 57 percent increase over the previous year, the biggest jump in 60 years.

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Jan 2, 2017 Facts added for the understanding of a reasonable person

In August 2016, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner passed a gun control law

The governor(R) and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin made it clear that the law is aimed at reducing crime in Chicago.

In August 2016, Durkin said that 425 people have been murdered with guns in Chicago so far this year, and another 2,320 have been wounded.

By Dec 31, 2016, 762 people were murdered in Chicago,  3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims

The number of murders in Chicago in 2016 was the highest in almost 20 years and more than Los Angeles and New York combined.

Jan 2, 2017  Just asking …. HOW’S THIS GUN CONTROL LAW WORKING OUT FOR CHICAGO?

REMEMBER In 2009 published reports, 508 Chicago children were shot during a 16 month span with 25 killed.

The problems have persisted for years and have grown worse.

Just asking? How big of a jump was it from a 16 month span in 2009, when 508 Chicago children were shot with 25 killed.?

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The numbers come after years of violent crime declines in major cities.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Chicago’s Police Superintendent Is Blaming Anti-Police Anger For ‘Emboldening’ Criminals

2. Chicago Also Recorded Thousands of Non-Fatal Shootings

3. More Than Two Dozen People Were Shot in the Last Week of December Alone

4. Police Confiscated More Guns & Made More Gun Arrests in 2016

5. The Recent Murders Range From Domestic Violence to Attacks on Business Owners

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Chicago records 762 homicides in 2016, up 57 percent from previous …

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22 hours ago – The city of Chicago recorded 762 homicides in 2016 — an average of two … Published January 01, 2017 … The bulk of the deaths and shooting incidents, which jumped from … The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Illinois has voted Democratic in the past six presidential elections
So, It surprised no one that Democrat Barack Obama, who represented Illinois in the U.S. Senate, won Illinois in 2008

The most unbelievable facts from 2012 to 2016 are…

Illinois voters re-elected Democrat  Obama in 2012

And, in the 2016  Illinois  gave their 20 electoral votes  to another Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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