Barack comes from one of the most violent sections of Chicago, and he often petioned for better housing, jobs and benefits for his constituents. He did not, however, lobby against the rampant crime in this area more dangerous than Baghdad. America's medium and large cities, all governed by Democrats, are nearly unihabitable due to the lack of law and order. The mayors are Democrat. The city councils are Democrat, the judges and prosecutors are Democrat, so no real reform should be expected. The Democrats in power will not crack down on their crack smoking constituents. It would be political suicide.
"(Cleveland, Ohio) Apparently, rape and sexual assault by mentally retarded juveniles are not crimes. From The Plain Dealer:
A judge threw out the cases against three 15-year-old East Tech High School students after finding the boys mentally incompetent to stand trial on charges they raped a classmate. In April, the 17-year-old accuser told police and Cleveland schools officials that the boys - all special education students - raped and assaulted him at least three times. He said the attacks were in a second-floor bathroom,
in a locker room and on the indoor track. A school janitor said he witnessed at least part of the third incident and reported it to his boss.
Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Judge John
Gallagher did not rule on the validity of the allegations. He just summarily threw out the case because the culprits had low IQs. [& They are minorities]"
Killings, shootings, robberies, car thefts, and rapes are rising, and people are fleeing the big Dem cities - literally for their lives.
"CLEVELAND -- A local woman was found naked on a stranger's porch, bound and gagged with duct tape after she said two men kidnapped her and her baby at gunpoint, NewsChannel5 reported. Cleveland detectives are trying to figure why someone would put duct tape all over a 3-month-old baby girl and then leave her
under a tree at Luke Easter Park."
As an Illinois State Senator governing Chicago's most dangerous Southside, Obama was able to see violent crime and especially homicides rise to record breaking levels (Over 700 murders in 1996, 1997, 1998) in his district. What, according to the record did Obama do to quench the crimson tide or blood in the streets?
"As State Senator, Obama gained bipartisan support for legislation reforming ethics and health care laws. He sponsored a law increasing tax credits for low-income workers, negotiated welfare reform, and promoted increased subsidies for childcare. Obama also led the passage of legislation mandating videotaping of homicide interrogations, and a law to monitor racial profiling by requiring police to record the race of drivers they detained. "Wikipedia