Chicago homicides up 20% this year; gangs target children as young as first and second grade

President Obama’s own US Attorney in Chicago has created a report that demonstrates how terrible the gang murder situation in president’s hometown on his watch.  Tanja Babitch of WLS Television in Chicago reports:

U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon offered a sobering report on gangs and violent crime in Chicago. He said murders are up 20 percent in the city for the year.

It's an alarming trend that affects younger victims over what have previously been petty disagreements. Shootings are now being fueled by trash talk, and social media spats.

The problem is aggravated by the city's many gangs that are splintering into smaller and smaller groups. They now number well over 600 and they are targeting children.

"Kids need parents and mentors and education and work opportunities. Instead, what they see in some parts of the city, as early as the first or second grade, are gangs and gang factions as a social network and an ostensible path to self-identity and success. Then we have lost the war before the battle has begun," Fardon said.

Although eager to capitalize on a community college massacre and offer solace to the victims’ families, the president remain cruelly indifferent to the far larger carnage in his adopted home town and political base, where young children are now being recruited into violent drug gangs, exposing them to grave risk of death by assassination.

Where’s the outrage, Mr. President?

Hat tip: Peter von Buol

President Obama’s own US Attorney in Chicago has created a report that demonstrates how terrible the gang murder situation in president’s hometown on his watch.  Tanja Babitch of WLS Television in Chicago reports:

U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon offered a sobering report on gangs and violent crime in Chicago. He said murders are up 20 percent in the city for the year.

It's an alarming trend that affects younger victims over what have previously been petty disagreements. Shootings are now being fueled by trash talk, and social media spats.

The problem is aggravated by the city's many gangs that are splintering into smaller and smaller groups. They now number well over 600 and they are targeting children.

"Kids need parents and mentors and education and work opportunities. Instead, what they see in some parts of the city, as early as the first or second grade, are gangs and gang factions as a social network and an ostensible path to self-identity and success. Then we have lost the war before the battle has begun," Fardon said.

Although eager to capitalize on a community college massacre and offer solace to the victims’ families, the president remain cruelly indifferent to the far larger carnage in his adopted home town and political base, where young children are now being recruited into violent drug gangs, exposing them to grave risk of death by assassination.

Where’s the outrage, Mr. President?

Hat tip: Peter von Buol