Obama: A Legacy of Hope and Change. Part 1. Sanctuary City.……by Fred

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Grant Park, Chicago, November 2008.

"In this country, we rise or fall as one nation, as one people. Let's resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long." … "This is our time, …. to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are one”. Fine words on the night of election victory. But times change; what a difference 8 years can make. 

January, 2016. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a time of hope, and….

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In Chicago, “unknown”, in their hundreds, are the assailants. Honored by Rappers and protected, implicitly or explicitly, by corrupt establishment politicians who have controlled the city for generations. The victims are neither known nor honored by the city politicians nor the Hollywood celebrities, for they were never of the value of Eric, Michael, Travon or, now, Philando; to be eulogized when face down in pool of their own blood.

These are the unkown dead. Of no value to rappers or to politicians.  Just as unknown, even more unknown, are those crime statistics.

Of course you don’t want them read. Keep them secret, keep their content safe. Rig the election if you need too.  Who actually believes that if you do the crime, you do the time anymore? We all know who is really guilty in all these, we read it where all the news that is fit to print is printed.

Not that long ago in Chicago and in the nation’s capital crowds thousands strong, tens of thousands strong, marched. Across the Republic, across the globe. In Paris, in Sydney, in the City of Angels and in the Windy City they marched. Speeches were given. Words, strong words, proud words, but not a single word from the windy orators for these nameless dead of the windy city . Ignored in life and now in death; ignored by community organizers, march organizers, millionaire celebrities, millionaire rappers, and most of all ignored by establishment politicians like those who have run our major cities for generations. 

 On January 20th another man came to our nations capital. Has it been 6 months already? He too swore an Oath. He spoke briefly. Here are a few of his words; strong words, proud words:

“At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction that a nation exists to serve its citizens.…We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.. 

“… to all Americans in every city … hear these words — you will never be ignored again.”…..

I wonder how long we have before we find out if he is "all talk and no action" or if he can get the DOJ to actually find out who is shooting whom in Chicago. The mayor seems to have more important things to do: "“I’d rather be a Democrat today going into 2018 than a Republican”

Chicago Death Statistics from 2016, the Twilight Year of the Hope and Change administration.

Total shootings 4379     Shot and wounded 3664     Shot and killed:    715

Total homicides 797

Police involved shootings:        11 killed, 14 injured

Assailant race by percentage

Black 12.6%      White  1%     Other 6.1%         “Unknown” 80.3%

Chicago Population, 2016: 2,700,000

sources

Chicago crime stats 2016

Chicago crime stats v 2 2016

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/04/01/murders-shootings-soar-chicago-through-first-three-months-2016/82507210/

If you are wondering why I did not link to the Chicago PD or City of Chicago websites for relevant crime data that is a very good question. I suggest you spend just a few minutes looking at those two places to see if you can find the “transparent” data on crime in Chicago. 

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Back so soon? Yeah, I couldn’t find them there either. Transparency from the establishment. It’s almost like the City is hiding something, like who is shooting whom; or who isn’t solving crimes being committed against Americans in one of America's biggest cities. 

Sweet Home Chicago.

Chicago.  Sanctuary City. An especially good sanctuary city if you plan on shooting someone. 

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33 Responses to Obama: A Legacy of Hope and Change. Part 1. Sanctuary City.……by Fred

  1. BabelFish says:

    Jacksonville. Viewed from above, it looks like an inverted hockey stick, with the St. John’s river being the stick, the long part pointing south.
    My wife and I watch the local news to confirm the Internet weather sources. The by product is seeing how many residents of the north and northwest sides of town have been shot. The news mentions the general street location and the type of crime — gunshot or fatality — but never a description of the assailants or a street map. The victims, well they are a gender. And anonymous by the time the next dawn comes along.

  2. raven says:

    And Trump is going to change all this most rickey tic. spit

  3. steve g says:

    Re: Philando
    I live about a mile from the St. Anthony police
    station and approximately 5 from the shooting.
    When former officer Yanez was found not guilty
    on all charges, first time an officer was put on
    trial,the usual protests followed by BLM etc.
    Coincidentally, 7 people were shot during that
    time frame and of course not a peep from said
    protesters. The constant denial by all the groups
    mentioned by Fred of black on black crime is
    staggering to say the least.
    It seems each community has its Jacksons and
    Sharptons ready to pounce except when the
    nameless are killed by the unknowns.
    BTW I thought Yanez should have been convicted.
    Over reaction on his part and a series of fatal
    mistakes by Castille. The police dash camera
    the deciding factor, although the law says if
    the officer fears for his life he has the right to
    protect himself. Tough call.

  4. ex-PFC Chuck says:

    Re the Philandro Castille killing, this piece at the Minnesota Public Radio website: “Yanez juror: ‘Nobody was OK with it'”
    https://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/06/23/74-seconds-yanez-juror

  5. beowulf888 says:

    Sorry. Maybe I missed the point of this posting. Is the author suggesting that illegal immigrants are the source of this recent spike in Chicago murders? Homicides in Chicago spiked upward in 2016, but they were still below the peaks seen between 1990 and 1995. Not sure about the current stats for 2017. And I can’t find a breakdown of ethnicity of the perps. I’d be interested if this current spike is driven by cartel violence.

  6. ked says:

    That’s a lotta bangs for the huck-of-it.

  7. phil cattar says:

    I was born(1943) and lived 24 years in N Jacksonville.It has certainly changed a lot since my birth.And it is NOT for the better.

  8. Fred says:

    BabelFish,
    No one wants to disturb the narrative. Isn’t Jacksonville the city where ex-Congresswoman Corrine Brown was given 18 felony convictions?

  9. Fred says:

    beowufl888,
    No I am not suggesting that. You should read it again. You can’t find ethnicity stats? Neither could I. It seems the elected government in Chicago manages to keep them secret. Maybe Hilary should have hired them to run her email system.

  10. Thirdeye says:

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/black-americans-are-killed-at-12-times-the-rate-of-people-in-other-developed-countries/
    https://ucr.fbi.gov/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/expanded-homicide/expanded_homicide_data_table_6_murder_race_and_sex_of_vicitm_by_race_and_sex_of_offender_2013.xls
    Most of those who kill blacks are other blacks. Interracial crime is relatively rare, but it is preponderantly committed by blacks against other groups. A lot of those fit the definition of hate crimes. But the various social engineering establishments are too obsessed with “white privilege” to acknowledge any of that.

  11. Thirdeye says:

    FBI ethnicity stats linked below.

  12. Thirdeye says:

    “…below the peaks seen between 1990 and 1995” seems like damning with faint praise. A lot of people bitch about the 1994 crime bill but it does seem to be one factor driving crime down during the second half of the 1990s. Another was Generation Crack literally killing each other off. Now we’ve got the children of Generation Crack coming of age and it’s not pretty. I also suspect that the Obama “disciplinary equity” initiative is giving rise to a new generation of kids learning that there is no consequence to aberrant behavior, i.e. training them to become thuglets. There is a surge in school violence that we could be seeing spill over into into street crime.

  13. Eric Newhill says:

    Thirdeye,
    The sad truth – from the FBI statistics – is that while only approx. 13% of the population, blacks commit >50% of all violent crimes (including murder). It is true that most of their victims are also black. However, with regards to interracial crime, blacks are more likely to victimize whites than the reverse.
    The knee jerk reaction in assigning a cause to the propensity for violent crime is usually “poverty” (i.e. blacks are far more likely to be poor and being poor leads to crime). However, the correlation between poverty and violent crime is not strong enough to explain the situation (e.g. poor whites do not commit violent crime at anything like the rate that poor blacks do).

  14. BabelFish says:

    It is, Fred. It was so blatant that the local news was messaging ‘guilty as hell’, all through the trial.
    The real looney tune came up when one of the original jurors confided in deliberations that the Holy Spirit had told him she wasn’t guilty. The first alternate juror was seated and, as you mention, the jury convicted her on all those charges.
    Now we have the movement to take down statues of Confederate historical figures and even of changing the city name. I wonder where that all goes, once they have purged Washington and Jefferson from our history. Perhaps the Romans?

  15. turcopolier says:

    fred
    Please remember to “moderae” comments addresses to your work. pl

  16. Fred says:

    BabelFish,
    George Orwell said, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” That’s part of another post. It has been quite successfully done to the various segments of our society to our great detriment.

  17. Fred says:

    Col.,
    Will do sir.

  18. Fred says:

    Eric, Thirdeye,
    35,000 or so shootings with almost 4,000 dead in one city alone in 8 years and on the surface it appears there was little done to address the issue besides, to use Eric’s phrase “knee jerk reaction”. I want to point out that I believe race is not the important factor here but rather the failure by city and even federal authorities to focus on the level and type of violence. The statistics are only that, statistics. How they are interpreted is another story.
    From what I see in the data 80% of the shootings were unsolved. (I originally collected that data in early February.) Catching the actual shooters is important and it does not, it certainly should not, matter what color they or their victims are.

  19. Fred says:

    steve,
    The data sadly doesn’t show who shot whom but does show that 80% of the shootings were unsolved. As to the Castille shooting it looks like the police officer panicked. It should lead to a review of how candidates for police forces are screened and how police officers are trained. There are some people who by temperament should not be in law enforcement in any position.

  20. optimax says:

    I was walking my dog in the park one day. He was well trained and didn’t bother anybody, in fact, he ignored a group of teenage black girls who started screaming hysterically when they saw Max. It was a game for them, screaming and giggling. A young black boy, about 10, well dressed, with thick lense glasses, trailed the girls, looked at me and asked, “Why are blacks so violent?” I said, “I don’t know.” The young man looked studious, the type of kid school thugs picked on for not being violent and stupid, the type of behavior they imitated. There are good people in the hood living in fear of the mindless terror endemic to their neighborhood. It’s those people abandoned by society I feel sorry for.

  21. Fred says:

    Optimax,
    The young man you describe sounds like a young version of Ta-Nehisi Coates. When I entered second grade at Woodlawn Elementary in Fairfax County (VA) in 1968 there was only one black student in the school. That was due to the end of legal segregation.
    “It’s those people abandoned by society I feel sorry for.”
    Me too. What are we going to do about it?

  22. Eric Newhill says:

    Fred,
    I do think that the racial component to the problem cannot be ignored. However, that is not to suggest that there is something inherently wrong with “those people”; especially not from a racist/genetic theory perspective.
    That said, there is a cultural divide that has formed, roughly, along racial lines. The urban black culture is the sea that the murderers swim in. We have seen in recent years public displays of the distrust that the various species of fish – both criminal and victim – have for law enforcement and the judicial system; as well for the dominant “white” culture in general. IMO, that rift is why we see the 80% unsolved rate.
    This seems to me to be a situation where something like COIN might actually work. Among the techniques, there would have to be an effort to win the hearts and minds of those within the sea who are being victimized.
    It seems to me that the left is doing everything it can prevent that from happening. Moreover, The Left has been working hard to reinforce the rift. So we have, in the midst of our big cities, insurgent controlled communities that are not open to influence by the agents of integration, civilization, peace and prosperity.
    Studies have shown that it is not simple poverty that leads to violence. It is poverty in the face of great prosperity of others who are seen as being fundamentally different, whose success one feels one is barred from achieving due to an unfair system or a rigged game; again essentially what The Left keeps telling blacks.
    For the murder problem of Chicago (or any other big city) to be ameliorated, the first step would be to remove Leftists from power or for Leftists to change their message.

  23. Eric Newhill says:

    Fred,
    As an addendum to my response to you; it isn’t just the ideology of The Left. In cities like Chicago, the political machine benefits financially from favoring the gangsters, who, in turn, are a big part of the violence producing culture. In Chicago this goes back at least to the days of Al Capone. It occurs in others big cities as well and, I strongly suspect, that money flows right up to the top in DC.
    http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/January-2012/Gangs-and-Politicians-An-Unholy-Alliance/

  24. Fred says:

    Eric,
    Public policy will not change genetics. “insurgent controlled communities that are not open to influence by the agents of integration, civilization, peace and prosperity.”
    Chicago is controlled by insurgents who are attacking civilization itself? You are reading far more into the murder statistics than I am. The rate is actually declining, which many point out. Having 80% of shootings unresolved is something they don’t point too however.
    “the first step would be to remove Leftists from power or for Leftists to change their message.”
    Eric, we have elections to remove people from power. The message that would need to change isn’t only from the left.

  25. Eric Newhill says:

    Fred,
    IMO, if you spent time in those neighborhoods you would get the sense that civilization itself is under attack. I was in Detroit last month and, yes, it is that bad in mile after mile of “neighborhoods” (if they can still be called that). When you fear, daily, being beat down, robbed or hit by a bullet, aimed or stray, that is not civilization. That is a wild frontier, a jungle a Mad Max world.
    What do genetics have to do with any of this other than humans being simple creatures that instinctively make often artificial divisions of in-group/out-group based on superficial characteristics? Are you saying that blacks kill each other because they have a genetic predisposition to predatory violence? I do not buy that argument. Rather, I would say that some % of all of us have a tendency in that direction and some cultures allow, perhaps encourage, its expression.
    I thought we are all supposed to be Americans contributing what we can to the improvement of our society. How do we get the people in question, especially the victims, to buy into that? That is where leftist memes are counter-productive. You’re not going to solve more murders and get the murderers off the streets if the people don’t want to cooperate with law enforcement and the judicial system. You’re not going to prevent the next generation of murderers from developing if you keep sending the message to the culture that they are being screwed by a privileged racist society that will always hate them, when you issue incentives for single mother homes, when you message that law enforcement wants to genocide them, when you construct ready made excuses for failure to adopt a culture of success. All of that needs to be countered in conjunction with enhanced law enforcement; which won’t happen with Democrats in charge.

  26. Fred says:

    Eric,
    I don’t buy the genetic argument either. I work close to downtown Detroit so I know the area you mentioned.
    “You’re not going to solve …. and get the …. off the streets if the people don’t want to cooperate with law enforcement and the judicial system.” That’s being turned around in the city too. It had nothing to do with BLM or other such agit-prop groups but quite a bit to do with electing different mayors, Bing then Duggan. (Putting Kwame in jail and his not getting a pardon sent a message too.) Mayor Duggan is up for re-election this year. He’ll probably win. He is, at least in name, a Democrat. Changing the make up of the city council, school board and a few other elected positions in the city are going to take a bit more work.

  27. optimax says:

    Fred
    I don’t know what I can do. The best thing for the good people and their children is to move the out of govt housing and into a decent neighborhood with good schools. Oregon, Portland in particular, is extremely liberal and their belief in equity is destroying the lives of decent people living in the hood by not separating the wheat from the chaff. To them all families deserve the same help no matter how dysfunctional.
    The black community concentrates on the reforming the gang bangers, which is fine, but there seems to be little help for the good kids. I can search for groups that do and see if it’s worth getting involved. At 67 I feel too old to be a Big Brothyer, which is a great program.

  28. Babak Makkinejad says:

    The Destruction of Detroit, in my opinion, was caused by the Collective Wills of both African-American and European-American communities.
    And yes, there is a thing called “Collective Will” and you can sometimes sense it/feel it.
    It was never about Left or Right – it was a visceral thing; in my opinion.
    Its resolution, just as so many other instances of communal antipathies all over the world (such as the antipathy between the Western Diocletian People and Iranians) is in finding a suitable, perhaps partial, cease-fire deal.

  29. Eric Newhill says:

    Fred,
    I grew up going to school K-12 in Grosse Pointe (summers in Virginia). I was a little kid when “the riots” occurred. One of my earliest memories is my dad showing me the armored cars and tanks along the GP/Detroit border, keeping the rampaging hordes from assaulting our fair suburb.
    Because I was big hockey player and boxer as teenager, I traveled all over the area and had “experiences” that the typical GP kid wouldn’t. You aren’t going to make it life when you decide to hate – murderously so – the people that built the culture and have the power and money. The denizens of the D doomed themselves by retreating into a mean dysfunctional counter culture based on imitation of convicts in prison and junkyard dogs. Their politicians played it up.
    I hadn’t been back there in a long time. Nothing changed. The trend I saw – that started with the riots and furthered by Coleman Young – when I left home in the early ’80s has continued as expected. I don’t know Chicago very well, but I can still see it as the same phenomenon.

  30. The blog to go to for Chicago stats is hey jackass.com.
    The blog for police reaction in secondcitycop.com.

  31. There were more murders in Chicago in the early to mid 90s than today. There are more people shot today. In the 90s victims were usually shot from close up with a revolver, were involved in criminal enterprises, and the geographic areas were small. Today issues that might have resulted in a fist fight when I was young are resulting in the use of semi-auto pistols, often with extended magazines, fired from a distance resulting in more innocent people (babies, grandmas, toddlers) dying. Often the shooters have no remorse when they shoot the wrong target because “that was an accident, I wasn’t shooting at him/her). Several years ago there were three teens shooting at one another, across a busy street, in front of a hospital and high school during dismissal. Three uniformed CPD Officers were present. The officers and the shooters were all acquainted with one another. The police were not a deterrent. Additionally more shooting victims survive due to improved emergency medicine.

  32. Fred says:

    The first link is above as “crimestats 2016”.
    There is a definite societal breakdown where disputes that would have been resolved before with a fist-fight are now fatal encounters. I believe the destruction of the family we see in some communities is a major factor in that deterioration.

  33. Fred says:

    ked,
    4368 bangs and 11 BLaMs. Matches the data. One shooting is a tragedy, 4,379 a statistic.

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