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Time for You to Address Violence in Black Communities, Mr. Obama

ChristopherAllen Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 12:31 PM
I live in Chicago. Several IL politicians in Springfield, one of them Black, have opined about employing the National Guard to combat gang-related violence in Chicago. Many Black folks feel that this is racist and will likely create an environment akin to Nazi Germany. I don't think it would be THAT extreme. They would simply assist law enforcement in disassembling highly organized gangs and crime. Many experts attribute Chicago's violent culture to corruption among its government and gang cohesion. It is said that Chicago gangs today are more organized than in other cities and therefore difficult to combat. I will say that Chicago as a whole isn't as bad as the media paints it to be. Most of the crime is limited to select areas.....
ChristopherAllen Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 12:34 PM
that seem to be disenfranchised. In order to rebuild these communities, economically and otherwise, we must first dispose of the gangs. THEY MUST GO! I also want to say that the majority of Blacks in crime-ridden neighborhoods are good people who want more out of life and their communities, but they allow a small fraction of their communities (the thugs) to wreak havoc upon their lives.

Dear Mr. Obama,

This week Hadiya Pendleton was shot and murdered in Chicago just days after performing with high school marching band at your second inauguration.

She was a majorette in addition to playing volleyball and being an honor student at King College Prep High School.

My plea to you is you attend her funeral.

My plea is that after the funeral you address the entire nation in prime time and discuss an epidemic that's eroding our nation and destroying millions of dreams.

That is the real epidemic of violence in black communities

There is no better example than your hometown of Chicago or Chi-Raq as many locals have begun to call...

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