In September Najibullah Zazi was arrested for what is alleged as terrorist plots on New York sites. His plan was to use weapons of mass destruction on “persons and buildings in New York City” and a Brooklyn grand jury brought down an indictment. There is now evidence to suggest that this bus driver had contacts with a very high Al-Qaida official.
Has the White House or the Attorney General said anything positive about those involved in breaking this case? Have there been any pats on the backs from TheOne’s administration or TheOne himself, to those who are working to keep our country safe?
Holder is too busy trying to take down the CIA to acknowledge what appears to be a job well done by our intelligence and law enforcement communities. TheOne is too busy talking about how our cops “act stupidly” and not paying any attention to the bludgeoning of Derrion Albert in Chicago, to say a few words about what a debt we owe these hardworking cops who do their best to keep us safe.
I’m going to be constantly amazed and deeply appreciative at what law enforcement is doing to protect us, especially when I consider the onslaught they are suffering from Holder and the Obama administration.
Treating poor black people as victims to be “organized” has been an abject failure. They are human beings to be educated, inspired and required to take responsibility for their own lives. The tragedy here is that Derrion was doing just that and it was working, but the malignant pathology of the ghetto spread to him on that unfortunate day and ended his promising life.
A high school honor student is beaten to death in broad daylight in front of dozens of kids and gang memebers and the president has nothing to say. He’s too busy in his failed bid to get the Olympics for Chicago. He and Michelle are too busy wasting tax dollars on another New York date night.
Obama was quick to call out cops in Boston for “acting stupidly” and then back peddle by inviting the 2 involved to the rose garden for a beer in the role as peace maker.
This is important crap, folks. It was important that Obama interject himself in this Gates-Crowley thing. After all, we have cops “acting stupidly” by doing their jobs and responding to what a good neighbor thought was a B & E in progress and a Harvard elitist “professor” agitating for his 15 minutes of fame by verbally abusing those cops.
Beers all around, boys! Let’s all make nice!
But he’s silent on the horrific murder of Derrion Albert?
Sarcasm ahead: Oh, he’s sending his surrogates to Chicago: AG Eric Holder and Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. They are going to “have a conversation on gang violence” with other elite educators. I know this is going to solve a lot of problems and soothe the grieving this dead young man’s family is suffering.
Is this finally the wake up call for the black community that their messiah is NOT one of them? Is this finally going to make some of them see that the left is NOT really on their side? The left see these people as a voting bloc, not as individual human beings. And as long as they are poor, disgruntled and angry, they will remain a voting bloc. It’s therefore to the left’s benefit to keep them that way.
They will turn a blind eye to the violence and hatred that’s growing in our schools and communities because it’s to their benefit to have them violent and angry. Another black kid dead just reinforces their cause: the oppression from the white community is the reason for all their problems.
We should all be disgusted and appalled by this murder. Derrion was an innocent young man caught up in a horrible situation. It doesn’t matter what color his skin was. He was someone’s son and grandson and they are now carrying the worst grief there is. And their president doesn’t seem to give a whit about Derrion or them.
Derrion did nothing wrong and by all accounts, was doing many things right.
I have to wonder though, had Derrion been murdered by 4 white kids, would TheOne then had something to say?
CHICAGO — Cell phone footage showing a group of teens viciously kicking and striking a 16-year-old honors student with splintered railroad ties has ramped up pressure on Chicago officials to address chronic violence that has led to dozens of deaths of city teens each year.
The graphic video of the afternoon melee emerged on local news stations over the weekend, showing the fatal beating of Derrion Albert, a sophomore honor roll student at Christian Fenger Academy High School. His death was the latest addition to a rising toll: More than 30 students were killed last school year, and the city could exceed that number this year.
Prosecutors charged four teenagers Monday with fatally beating Albert, who was walking to a bus stop when he got caught up in the mob street fighting, authorities said.
The violence stemmed from a shooting early Thursday morning involving two groups of students from different neighborhoods, said Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman for the Cook County prosecutor’s office. When school ended, members of the groups began fighting near the Agape Community Center.
During the attack, captured in part on a bystander’s cell phone video, Albert is struck on the head by one of several young men wielding wooden planks. After he falls to the ground and appears to try to get up, he is struck again and then kicked. Simonton said Albert was a bystander and not part of either group.
Chicago police said they were looking for at least three more suspects, but would not discuss a possible motive for the attack.
Simonton said Albert was knocked unconscious when Carson struck him in the head with a board and a second person punched him in the face. Albert regained consciousness and was trying to get up when he was attacked a second time by five people, struck in the head with a board by Riley and stomped in the head by Shannon, Simonton said.
Fenger students said Albert’s death intensified tensions at the school, with arguments about him breaking out in hallways all day Monday. Several blocks away, a memorial erected on the spot where he was beaten was burned down. Police also increased patrols before and after school and in the neighborhood.
“They’re still trying to retaliate,” said sophomore Toni Gardner, 15. She did not elaborate.
For Chicago, a sharp rise in violent student deaths during the past three school years — most from shootings off school property — have been a tragedy and an embarrassment.
Before 2006, an average of 10-15 students were fatally shot each year. That climbed to 24 fatal shootings in the 2006-07 school year, 23 deaths and 211 shootings in the 2007-08 school year and 34 deaths and 290 shootings last school year.
This month, the city announced a $30 million project that targets 1,200 high school pupils identified as most at risk to become victims of gun violence, giving them full-time mentors and part-time jobs to keep them off the streets. Some money also will pay for more security guards and to provide safe passage for students forced to travel through areas with active street gangs.
Albert’s family attended a news conference Monday with school district leaders and police, but did not speak. They wore T-shirts with a picture of him in a cap and gown, with the words, “Gone too soon, too young.”