Black residents of Chicago’s South Side denounced President Barack Obama for allegedly ignoring rising crime and disorder in the Windy City even while he is demanding $3.7 billion in supplemental federal funding to address the ongoing surge of immigration of people from Central America across the U.S. border. More than 50,000 immigrants have illegally crossed the southern U.S. border since October 2013. Unaccompanied minors are being distributed to facilities across the U.S., including Michigan were citizens have rallied in opposition. However, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R), unlike other governors, has said that the minors are not welcome in his state.
A protest was held in front of the headquarters of Chicago's Police Department on July 11 by citizens groups concerned about crime. It was during the Fourth of July weekend that Chicago experienced a spate of killings: nine people died and more than 60 were wounded. By July 8, the death toll rose to 16.
In a video distributed by RebelPundit.com, one Chicagoan said "President Barack needs to pay attention to Chicago. If he cannot pay attention to Chicago and the African-American community he needs to resign." The same man said that it is a "disgrace" that Obama is "forsaking" the African-American community. He also accused Obama of a failure to pay attention to the concerns of African-Americans while he served as an Illinois state senator for Chicago.
Another man at the demonstration said "Here we have a mayor of our city and a president who have passed legislation to provide opportunities for new citizens to come into the United States ignoring people who have been born and raised here."
“Mr. President, we’re asking for you,” one woman said. “You’re spending billions of dollars in Texas, but we’ve a problem here in Chicago. We will not stand by this here, and keep letting this senseless killing and shooting happen in our community.”
Another man said in the video, “Today, if you look at the time that we were brought here as slaves 400 years ago, we got the same results today.”
“For the president to set aside all of these funds for immigrants and [have] forsaken the African-American community, I think that’s a disgrace,” a told RebelPundit.com “He will go down as the worst president ever elected. Bill Clinton was the African-American president.”
Also attending the event were numerous African-American boys wearing t-shirts bearing the motto 'I am part of the Man-Child Movement.'