Barack hails from the most violent sections of Chicago, and he often petitioned 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 uninhabitable 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.
Its hard to choose from thousands of violent crimes committed in Ohio's major cities to use as anecdotal evidence. The media does mention the emergency of the problem, as it would reflect very poorly on minorites. Congressional Democrats will not challenge the breakdown of law and order, because they have no interest in law and order, and they cannot offend minorities by pointing out the high crime rates.
"(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]"
"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, Cleveland News Channel 5 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 of 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
Yet, Obama was never concerned about the hoodies in his district which had such a high crime rate. Similar cities, owned by Democrats, have been terrorized by this same element and neither white nor black liberals value law and order in the streets or discipline in the home and school. Dems are shooting one another in great numbers in such cities as Cleveland, Youngstown, and Akron. Akron will not even submit its crime statistics to the FBI for evaluation. Its so bad here - and All Democrat