The White House is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Chicago in light of the beating death of Derrion Albert. The White House was relatively mum after the video showing the brutal beating of the 16-year-old boy hit the net. Continue…
hope he cmakes a change there! 1st!
I can’t wait to see the results of this effort.
ok so when is obama going to arrive? he needs to address the matter himself, since he has “so much love for his adopted city.” forget the olympics, he needs to bring that city, and the entire country, in order from all the crime and poverty we have endured for too long.
Well Michelle Obama made a staement and so has Obama Administration. Obama himself will prob soon.
ATL.. LMBAO you are so right !!
@ Atl_Finest, it was “west indians” like eric holder who help creat that situation
Good! the white house needs to respond as well as the NAACP, and every other organization to put a stop to this madness!
u know what i find interesting…if this was john mccain as prez….i bet most folks wouldn’t be waiting on the white house to say somthing. I don’t care that its his adopted state, the people elected their officials. They should be trying to fixing the violence in their state. Obama makes a statement…so what now. Chicago’s gov need to take the steps to fix their state. Obama has a million things on his hands. Even though i dont’ like the olympics thing…..thats why we have elected officials.
Is it just me…or is he Pretty Handsome for a older man? Almost like Oprah’s Stedman
Something needs to be DONE!
He is the President of the United States, Not President of Chicago.
Eric Holder is the most appropriate person to send.
And though this crime is HORRENDOUS, Sadly there have been more horrendous things to happen in Chicago just last year, and bound to happen again (I seem to recall a brutal burning of a 4 year old toddler, as a gang retaliation; as well as the playground killing of a College-bound high schooler). If President Obama visited Chicago everytime a horrible crime happened in Chicago, He’d never be in DC.
Chicago just lost the olympics so President Obama should have been in Chicago addressing this issue not halfway around the world begging for the olympics. The president has been avoiding the controversial black topics and calling kanye west a jackass just to impress the white press core was wrong. Kanye performed for Obama after he won and he wasnt a jackass to his face he wanted to help get younger votes. I dont like two faced people like that who use people. I still havent heard him or the white house apologize to Kanye. Kanye is from chicago and he has been acting weird especially since his mother died so he doesnt need the President piling on the negativity and driving the poor guy to suicide.
Well it just came out that Chacago did not win the bid for the Olympics.
@sereme and LovelyLisa
Do they have some type of “Save the Youth” Czar or something? This is an ongoing problem and while what happened in Chicago is tragic, things like that happen all over the country all the time. Are they going to send Eric Holder out everywhere? This seems like PR to me. They need somebody handling issues like this full time.
@Ms. Brilly, ain’t nothing happening all over the country like whats happening in chicago, they hold all the records. it’s the results of structural failier
I don’t know how to feel about this…. Chicago lost the damn Olympic bid I was about to get paid!
This is getting scary, they are talking about deploying the National Guard on Chicago’s troubled neighborhoods to keep peace.
It’s a shame, the Guard was once used to protect black college students from racists in the south, now they may used to protect black people from other black people.
At this point, nothing is working and it’s more than obvious that we have a serious problem with young black men in Chi.
I can understand the outrage and why everyone is like “Where’s Obama?” But my question is, Where are the parents? It’s easy to pass the problem off to someone else but the real soultion needs to start in the homes. This is not the first or the last time something tragic like this will happen. You can’t exoect the President to be there and hold everyone’s hands. We need to find the solution to why our children are behaving this way.
im glad they used this opportunity to show they can act on something as it happens. i will be praying for results.
What is Eric Holder going to do besides smile for the cameras. He cant fix this, this problem can only be fixed by proper parenting. It can only be fixed if folks actually start caring about where they live and what goes on around there. It can only be fixed when people are no longer afraid to tell what they may have seen in the streets..etc…etc.
I applaud the effort but lets get real here.
They need to do a clean sweep and get rid of all this no good, ignorant, ##### of the street. If you don’t want to be productive in society then yo azz should be locked up for life. I’m tired of seeing young brothers and sisters killed because some dumb as want to prove he’s a so called man. BS you’re not!!! I don’t know how’s worst these ignorant N$$$$$RS (yes I said it!! If you act like one I’m going to call you one!!) or the these racist groups. Hell we give the racists group ammo. All they have to do is sit back and let us destroy ourselves, because thats what happening.
ONE TIRED BLACKMAN!! (STOP THE DAMN MADDNESS!!)
That was some realy sad mess that went down in Chicago. Our kids are getting way out of line. Its time to set some new values!! I thought that seeing other blacks acheive some level of success would boost our esteem some but people are doing the same old thing!!!!
He looks like a Supermarionation character. And unless he can make negritude illegal, there isn’t a thing Holder can do to “stop the violence.”