I hope he was referring to white power brokers.
Your response is part of the problem (status quo). Everyone knows what the problems are. What are the solutions, who is responsible and how to execute are the answers needed. As I stated earlier, sure some of the problems have been created by a WEAK city government which hasn't been prudent (common knowledge). Sure they need more commerce as I stated (common knowledge). Hell yes, they need boots on the streets and stop those thugs from running roughshod. While I'll agree it will never be crimeless, that hot mess needs to be mitigated. If Chicago cannot commit and don't have the moral authority to resolve their issues, someone else needs to go in and do it for them. BTW, if you think the feds can't end that tihs in Chicago, you're naive. However, we may not like the way it's done.
So Kendrick tell me something....a person works and decides to buy property and open a store. What right does anyone have to burn it down? That’s wrong on so many levels. Where is all this outrage when black people kill each other?
Chicago definitely needs a refined economic development plan to mitigate its poverty rate. There is a myriad of problems that need to be addressed. A monolithic answer to their problems doesn't exist.
How is my response part of the problem? I'm from Chicago and have seen it growing up and know the politics involved.
Chicago is a big union town and they control a lot of what's going on in it. They protect their turf and keep the money in their pockets. You can see the difference in the areas that stay safe. Gentrification is going strong also in Chicago where all the white folks that moved to the suburbs are now moving in areas that were black as the black people were pushed out of those areas.
Even though the big projects (Stateway Gardens, Robert Taylor and others) were a gang bangers haven, when they demolished them they had no place for all those people (low income) to move to and that in itself created more problems.
I stand by my statement that the feds can't do a dam thing in Chicago but get in the way if they came in and wanted to muscle those folks.
Where is the outrage when white people kill each other?
This is so true...
So....what I'm gathering is that Chicago is a lost cause at this point?
I'm not prone to conspiracy thinking, and usually I'm amused by those that are, however, the words spoken by Chicago's mayor in reference to the recent looting and rioting has roused my suspicion about any law enforcement help from the federal government right now.
Chicago don't fall for the trap. You all are being set-up. A dry run was purposely done on Portland so shouts of racism from your citizens and around the nation would seem meritless given that Portland is nearly 80% white.
The idea of bringing in the Feds at this moment feeds right into Trump's campaign mess of being a law and order president. In other words the suggestion is by design and not a sincere effort to bring order and calm to your city as it should be.
If you want Fed help wait until January 2021 to ask for it.