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Homicides in Chicago decreased by nearly 16 percent in 2017 from the 20-year high in 2016, CNN reported. This positive news is no thanks to President Donald Trump whose only solution to the city’s violence was a threat to “call in the feds.”

“Hard work by officers, adding more sworn personnel, investing in new technology to drive out smart policing strategy, and increasing partnerships” were credited for the decrease in murders and shootings, the Chicago Police Department said. But what’s often overlooked is the contributions of community activists. Ja’Mal Green pointed that out in his criticism of the president.

Chicago recorded 771 murders in 2016, which was higher than New York and Los Angeles’ homicide rates combined. In 2017, the city recorded 650 murders. The number of shooting incidents also decreased from 3,550 in 2016 to 2,785 last year. Trump used Chicago’s unfortunate high level of violence during his campaign to stir fear and gain political support, calling the city a “war zone.” However, he has failed to follow that bluster with a comprehensive long-term plan to address urban violence.

“Chicago is a part of America,” Green reminded the president whose campaign promise to make American great obviously didn’t include the entire nation. “If you want to be a part of the solution, do it or stop talking about us!” he added. The activist also urged Chicago residents to “step up” and do their share because “the state isn’t doing their job.” While beefing up the police force and retraining are part of the solution, neighborhoods plagued by violence also need jobs, improved schools and housing, the Rev. Jesse Jackson has said. Many dismiss the need for comprehensive solutions to the crisis of violence in some cities.

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4 thoughts on “Activist Tells Trump ‘Chicago Is Part Of America’

  1. specialt757 on said:

    Funny how people will praise trump when the violence is down, but not when the violence is up. How does that work exactly fake SD?
    It’s nothing new to blame the outgoing presidents for all the ills but I know for sure they blame Obama for the violence in Chicago, (as if it didn’t exist until he became president), but not just because he lived there, but because he’s what? Black, you got it.
    No one has yet to blame trump for the mass shooting violence committed by white men. Nor have they blamed crimes committed in NY on trump. I can only assume they only relate crimes to presidents when the president is black and the perps are black. Funny how that works.

  2. Yes, if they want to keep blaming Obama for all the ills of Chicago we should blame the racist in chief for all the other mass killings going on in this effd up country. How could so many dumb people vote for such an idiot as their prez?

  3. Maybe the threat to call in the Feds played into the homicide rate dropping. In any event, it’s more than Obama did, in his home state no less.

  4. Passing Through!! on said:

    Homicides in Chicago decreased by nearly 16 percent in 2017 from the 20-year high in 2016, CNN reported. This positive news is no thanks to President Donald Trump whose only solution to the city’s violence was a threat to “call in the feds.” But what’s often overlooked is the contributions of community activists.
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    But the racist will never report anything positive that comes out of Chicago or concerning black crime period. But the minuet 2 people get shot over the weekend it will get national headlines over and over again. This is brainwashing and psychological warfare on black people by the white power press. Only report bad stories about black people and then the racist come on this site and repeat the negative bulls**t that confirms their racist beliefs about black people. This is why I don’t trust anything that comes from mainstream media when they post stats and statistics concerning the black community I don’ believe it 100%. I question first, what you are counting as black crime? When a woman has an argument with her boyfriend and calls the cops to make him leave but no crime has been committed they will document the incident as black crime this is a system of racist reporting used to inflate the crime numbers. Why isn’t the media talking about the decrease in violence and what’s being done to help the numbers go down? This is why it is always good to talk to the people who live in the community rather than getting information from 3rd parties and outsiders.
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    They keep blaming President Obama for Chicago just because he’s black and a native of Chicago. Can we blame trump for the recent increase of white mass shooters including Matthew Riehl who on Sunday killed a deputy and injured 4 others and the media have already quietly moved on from this story. Will trump send the feds after the white terrorist or the KKK. Like this article stated community activism is key to solving problems the work starts from the bottom up not the President down.

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