After inflaming racial tensions by condemning police treatment of Blacks in Ferguson and Baltimore on television and in the media, suddenly Obama uses Facebook
Here was the lead news story today, from
the number one city in America
in murders in 2014 and for several years.
Journalist Brandon Smith, left, and activist William Calloway talk to reporters Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, after a
Cook County judge ordered the Chicago Police Department to release a video of an officer fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Nov. 25, in Chicago. The video is said to show the officer shooting McDonald 16 times in October 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
By don babwin and jason keyser, associated press
Officer Charged With Murder in Teen's Death
A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest.
City officials and community leaders have been bracing for the release of the dash-cam video, fearing the kind of turmoil that occurred in cities such as
Baltimore and ,
after young black men were slain by police or died in police custody. Ferguson, Missouri
Obama goes from press conferences and television interviews to condemn police actions to just posting in his new Facebook account saying he is "deeply disturbed" by what happened! Now wait a minute, this time there is no doubt the event was unjustified, an abuse of power, and an excessive use of a firearm and Obama is only "deeply disturbed."
Perhaps the media is protecting him from the real story.
Chicago, of course, is Obama's home. The Mayor of Chicago is Obama's former Chief
of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Not only was Rahm
his right hand man, he was also the top fund raiser for the Obama campaigns because
of his relationship as an executive in Goldman Sachs before he went to work for
|Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and Warren Buffett|
The year-long lack of action by the prosecutor in
Chicago and the brutal
and senseless killing by firing sixteen shots into the victim, who was high on
PCP at the time, were about as conclusive of evidence as possible.
A video from a camera mounted on a Police car was suppressed by the Chicago authorities, and only came to light when a judge order the release, which happened today, a year later. It showed sixteen shots in fifteen seconds.
The City of
seemed to try to minimize the impact of any evidence and keep the whole case
out of the media while Rahm Emanuel ran and got re-elected as Mayor during the
past year by paying $5 million in hush money, before any charges were even
Maybe it is about time a federal investigation of the role Emanuel had in withholding the video and paying off the family should be investigate. You might add to that investigate why Obama nearly ignored commenting on this racial incident after being all over the news on all previous incidents.
It seems awfully like a cover-up in Obama's hometown. Emanuel won a run off for mayor just last April after none of the five candidates were able to get 50% of the vote. Strange how the liberal media is selectively silent when it comes to our president.
Here is what he had to say about police actions before the incident happened in his hometown.
President Obama's Facebook post says he's "deeply disturbed" by video showing teen shot by
police officer. November 25, 2015 Chicago
Obama says Michael Brown’s death in
Ferguson ‘stains the heart of black children’
By Dave Boyer - The
Times - Sunday, September 28, 2014
President Obama said the shooting death of a black teen by a white police officer last month in Ferguson,
Missouri, exposed the racial divide in the American
justice system that “stains the heart of black children.”
Speaking at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner in Washington on Saturday night, Mr. Obama said the death of Michael Brown “awakened our nation” to a reality that black citizens already understood.
“In too many communities around the country, a gulf of mistrust exists between local residents and law enforcement,” Mr. Obama said. “Too many young men of color feel targeted by law enforcement — guilty of walking while black or driving while black, judged by stereotypes that fuel fear and resentment and hopelessness.”
‘No Dispute’ Men of Color Disproportionately Targeted by Police
by Tina Nguyen | 4:08 pm, May 4th, 2015
And that sense of unfairness and of powerlessness, of people not hearing their voices, that’s helped fuel some of the protests we’ve seen in places like
Baltimore and Ferguson
and right here in New York.
The catalyst of those protests were the tragic deaths of young men and a
feeling that law is not always applied evenly in this country. In too many
places in this country, black boys and black men, Latino boys, Latino men —
they experience being treated differently by law enforcement. In stops and in
arrests and in charges and in incarcerations. The statistics are clear up and
down the criminal justice system. There’s no dispute.
Obama: 'No excuse' for violence in
By Eric Bradner, CNN
Updated 5:08 PM ET, Tue April 28, 2015
The growing violence in
Baltimore, just 40 miles from the White
House, represents another challenge for the Obama administration in addressing
racial unrest across the country. Since the police killing of an unarmed
teenager in , last summer, the administration
has worked to acknowledge deep frustrations in minority communities while also
supporting law enforcement. Ferguson, Missouri
Obama said he spoke with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who was sworn in Monday, said the Justice Department is investigating Gray's death.
Just hours after she was sworn in, Lynch was at the White House on Monday evening meeting with Obama to discuss the violent protests unfolding in
She said she will send Vanita Gupta, the head of the Justice Department's Civil
Rights Division, and Ronald Davis, director of Community Oriented Policing
Services, to Baltimore "in the coming days" to meet with religious
and community leaders.
Federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms arson investigators are aiding local authorities in investigating 60 fires — 10 structure fires like a CVS and a nursing home construction site, the others vehicles — in Baltimore on Monday night.
The White House sent three representatives to Baltimore on Monday for Gray's funeral: Broderick Johnson, a native of the city and the chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force; Heather Foster, an adviser in the White House Office of Public Engagement; and Elias Alcantara, the associate director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.