Saturday, April 7, 2012

Valerie Jarrett Praises Obama's 'Action' on Youth Violence in Chicago Even Though Number of Children Hit by Gunfire Increased & Violent Crime is Up 56 Percent From Last Year

Valerie Jarrett touted Obama's record on youth violence in Chicago.  I would like to know what specifically did Barack Obama do while either a senator or as President to curtail and turn around the crime in Chicago that actually produced positive results?

Hmmmm... Let's see, informs us that the number of youths hit by gunfire increased from last year. There seems to be a spike in youth violence. 

So, Obama is being praised for 'action' even though the results are worse than the year before? Gee... That's liberal pretzel logic for ya. 

Here are Valerie Jarrett's words of praise:
As a mom, it just breaks my heart when I hear stories of young people who fall victim to gangs, drugs, and crime – President Obama, the father of two young girls, feels the same way.
The President will never forget the tragic story he heard, in 2009, from our hometown of Chicago. A 16 year-old honors student named Darrion Albert was walking home from school. An innocent bystander, in the wrong place at the wrong time. On his way to the bus stop, he was caught between two groups of boys brawling in the street. One young man, not much older than Darrion, struck him with a railroad tie. Another punched him in the face. As he struggled to his feet, a second group of boys attacked him and continued to beat him even after he had lost consciousness. Darrion did not survive.
I think it was impossible to hear the story of Darrion’s murder without doing some soul-searching. We had to ask ourselves how, in America, we could let young people’s lives end before they had a chance to truly begin. And sadly, as we are all painfully aware, Darrion was not alone. From the beginning of the 2007 school year until the time of Darrion’s death, nearly 70 students were murdered in Chicago, most of them on their way to or from school. An epidemic of children killing children.
When President Obama heard about what had happened, he took action. He sent Attorney General Holder and Secretary Duncan to Chicago to discuss youth violence with Mayor Daley and leaders in the community – and those discussions ultimately led to the creation of this National Forum.

Ben Shapiro from asks a pertinent question: So, how many students have been murdered in Chicago since Darrion Albert was murdered in September 2009, and since President Obama “took action”?

And the answer is....  "In 2010, there were 68 murder victims in Chicago between the ages of 13 and 18Nearly 700 kids were hit by gunfire." 

Ben continued noting that "There was an 11 percent rise in youth murders in 2010. Since 2008, over 530 people under age 21 have been murdered, and 286 of those were under the age of 18."

While Obama and his cronies have focused on the Trayvon Martin case, stoking the flames of racial tension, and stirring the pot with race-baiting words Obama has ignored other  fatal shootings.

Bill O' Reilly sent Jesse Waters out to investigate the violence in Chicago. 

O' Reilly reported "So far this year 109 people have been murdered in that city. That's up 56 percent over last year. Much of the violence is gang- generated minority-involved." 


Ron Russell said...

Valerie Jarrett is full of it. I think there is nothing politicians can do about violence in the inner cities. The solution to that problems is in a strong family, but alas that's missing in most cases. Frankly, I see no solution, short of those cities burning to the ground. Just being honest with no PC spin.

Opus #6 said...

The facts don't figure much into what Obama or his cronies say.

The Conservative Lady said...

Ron's right. It's the strong family that is missing.
Teresa, I hope you and yours have a Blessed Easter.