Last night Chicago police arrested residents who tore down an Olympic 2016 banner.
Score another one for the me-president. Barack Obama will fly into Copenhagen tomorrow to make a pitch to bring the Olympic games to Chicago in 2016. Obama makes his pitch despite the fact that unemployment in his political hometown is in the double digits and crime is at an all time high. So far there is no word from Obama about the death of Derrion Albert, 16, who was beaten to death last week as he walked home from school.
More children died violent deaths in Chicago this year than in any other city in America.
But all Obama cares about is bringing the Olympics to a city where basic services like water, sanitation and power often don’t work. He doesn’t care about the children or the residents who don’t want the Olympics in their city.
Some residents are so concerned about the burden that the 2016 Olympics will place on the city’s budget that they created a web page NotChicago.com. The sole mission of the website is to support the other cities that are vying for the Olympic games “because we would very much prefer that the Olympics be held somewhere other than Chicago — anywhere but Chicago.”
If Chicago does win the bid there will be plenty of police and National guards on hand to protect the International visitors. That’s more than they are willing to do for their own residents.
Mugshots of 3 of the 4 animals charged with first degree murder in connection with Derrion Albert’s death. Bailey delivered the knockout blow seen on the video.