Al Sharpton’s Chicago town hall erupts: People want jobs, not gun control

The Rev. Al Sharpton held a town hall meeting in Chicago’s Hyde Park Thursday to address gun violence, but the discussion quickly turned to linking the problem to the city’s unemployment.

“I have heard that some black folks think I am here to take over,” Sharpton said, according to DNAinfo. “But I say to them, ‘How can I take over when black folks don’t control anything for me to take over?’ I am here to help and bring attention to a matter that is destroying communities across the country, including in New York.”

Sharpton may have expected a discussion on more gun control laws, but instead many in the audience of about 300 said they needed jobs and a solution to the foreclosure problem plaguing the city.

“When you give a person a job, you give them a purpose to stay out of trouble and a goal to work toward,” panelist Diane Latiker — founder and executive director of Kids Off the Block, a nonprofit youth-development group on the South Side — said, according to DNAinfo. “Our young people need this, especially during these hard times. If you wake up in the morning with nothing to do, you will go out and find something to occupy your time, and usually, for youths, it’s violence.”

Several attendees and panelists said it was time for the black community to vote out incumbents, and one 82-year-old preacher called for tea party-type meetings, according to Breitbart News.

“The manner in which we have been voting needs to change,” Wendy Pearson, an activist against Chicago school closings, told the audience. “I’m here to say to you that we have been trained to vote in a specific manner… We need to start looking at the manner in which our elected officials have been voting… If they have not voted in a manner that is beneficial to you, yours, and your community, then you need to start voting them out.”

Voices of the Ex-Offender’s Paul McKinley, once a SecondCongressional District GOP nominee to replace Jesse Jackson, Jr. told Breitbart News that the gathering was a historic event.

“Stop blaming just anybody for the violence in the city of Chicago,” McKinley told the audience. “Blame the right people, not just white people, but the right people. Because it’s not just white folks a part of this, but it is on the fifth floor. The fifth floor took your schools, the fifth floor just took your jobs that he said that he gave to the ex-offender,… and every single alderman was a part of this criminal process.”

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  • BDPSU

    Come on, Cohaagen! You got what you want. Give those people air!

    • Herman Vogel

      Great Analogy!!! Could have said it better myself. Thanks

      • BDPSU

        LOL ;-D

        • gramps,

          Take this guys’ soap-box away !….

          Rev Al & his fellow MSNBC’ers are constantly reliving History as if they were current events…This stuff can ‘only’ serve as a catalyst & fill the heads of young Blacks & their Parents with ‘rage’ & ‘hatred’ for White People….MSNBC’s daily ‘Race Baiting’ BS can only serve to drive & fuel this type of activity.

          MSNBC is a ‘Journalistic Sewer’ !

          • aubreyfarmer

            PBS promotes racism like no other network. When PBS wants to raise money it is nature programs or 50′s and 60′s music. As soon as the donation drive is over it is right back to programs that promote white hate and sympathy for those that call themselves Jews. Neither Jews nor blacks have suffered from discrimination any more than anyone else in my lifetime, yet PBS gives these two subjects an inordinate amount of coverage. The Hegelian Dialectic. Create the hatred. Wait to see how the sheep respond. Give them a solution that promotes Commie indoctrination.

          • IvanRider

            Absolutely. They have not taken a whiff of the air and realized yet that it’s not the 1950s anymore. They are stuck in the past. That’s because they have no new or brilliant ideas, or belief in anything higher than their own selfish desires. So when you have no future, the past is all you’ve got. So relive the glory days all you like. They’re all you have.

          • Ric Jarvis

            It always seems to me Sharpton and Jackson prefer to keep this in the 50s to keep racism alive. After all it is racism that has supplied their income for the last few decades. Why should they kill the goose that laid the golden egg for them >

          • Chris Johnson

            As if racism is no longer an issue? Well, hate to burst your bubble but it is alive and well, and it has evolved. We now call it bigotry, a close cousin with deep roots… and equally appalling.

          • Ric Jarvis

            I have no bubble to burst. I’m well aware racism still exists as you’d have gathered from my previous comment if you weren’t braindead. Of course it’s alive and kicking, the likes of Sharpton, Jackson and others of their ilk like you keep it alive to make sure they have an income and to make sure the Dem’s keep blacks as a voter base and they are the worst racists around, or are you one of the fools that thinks blacks aren’t also racist? Any blacks that don’t agree with them are labelled as ‘Uncle Toms’. It was the Dem’s that formed the KKK. The difference now is they keep them down with their lies and deceit and the gullible fools follow them like sheep.

          • Ric Jarvis

            Definition::-
            BIGOTRY … intolerance, prejudice.

            Racism can’t have evolved into bigotry because it means the same thing which makes your statement a wasted effort. Just saying.

          • Chris Johnson

            Doesn’t mean the same thing. Two different words with two different definitions ,which makes your rebuttal even more of a wasted statement. Must’ve have been born braindead

          • Ric Jarvis

            I suggest you learn to use a dictionary bonehead. they are in fact the same ting

          • Fair and Balanced

            They are the modern day crab in a bucket slave plantation overseer, this is why they continue to promote racism. I am Black and would never waste a single second of my life listening to these idiots furthermore, the liberals have ingrained themselves in the minds of so many Blacks that they do not believe or are open to any other ideas, they are deeply grounded on the modern day plantations. This is why when a Black person like Dr. Carson or others speak against the ignorance many Blacks are quick to lash out at them and call them names because they have been taught to keep the others in line who get out of line. It does not work but those who are ingrained it will keep trying.

          • boyfromthedwarf

            I find the right to be in a time bubble of its own as well. Their followers often identify themselves by means of homophobia, creationism, or outdated economic philosophies..

          • Ric Jarvis

            I think you will find the left identifies the right by those things, and 90% wrongly so.

          • SunwolfNC

            They stopped running the channel in my friends cafeteria. Which is shocking because, the friends telling me this work for MS.

          • NorCalSister

            When the Black people wake up and see that they are the only race in America that do not have a choice in political parties

            Then they will see change.

            When White liberals and other blacks stop attacking different thoughts or ideas with verbal abuse and name calling

            They will see change.

  • Herman Vogel

    What will be the out come of this,,,Sharpton will notify Obummer that he is losing Total control over his Zombie Followers and then we will see an influx of MORE Tax Dollars to fund Made Up jobs to pacify them until 2014. Watch for it.

    • Bwa Ha

      Herman, I was thinking the very same thing as I read the article. I also was thinking shill sharpton was sent out by obummer’s handlers to carry the message they wanted him to carry, i.e. take all guns away from citizens. The good people he was trying to convey obummer’s message to would have nothing to do with it. They’re living the real life and know the real truths… it’s not guns, it’s the crumbling, hyper-inflated economy, jobs, home ownership, neighborhoods, human spirit and RESPECT. None of which they got from sharptons flapping lips.
      I’m glad they saw through his canned hate speech. Now it’s time for us all to pull together and fix this mess once and for all!

  • Aaron Steinberg

    Said: “When you give a person a job, you give them a purpose to stay out of trouble and a goal to work toward,” panelist Diane Latiker—founder and executive director of Kids Off the Block. All well and true but have you approached the GOP Congress and relay that information and while you’re at it remind them of the American Jobs Act they’ve failed to pass presented by President Obama!!

    • BlessRheart

      Capitalism creates jobs, not government programs or handouts. Always has, always will

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frances-Chute-Quinn/100002220220146 Frances Chute Quinn

        as Mitt Romney said “people want jobs, people are hurting”…..they should have voted for the right person!

        • June Maulfair

          Maybe they did – lots of reports of fraud in the last election…I know there were questionable activities here in PA. Also, the overseas military vote wasn’t included.

          • Ric Jarvis

            The outcome of the last election was pretty much cut and dried as soon as George Soros’s company was given the job of counting the votes. Soro’s is and always has been Anti-American and has also been one of Obama’s mentors throughout his career, he would never have gotten where he is now without him.

          • obama-sux

            IMPEACH OBAMA!

          • Ric Jarvis

            I sympathize with your statement but unfortunately can’t see it ever happening as there is nobody either willing or capable of carrying it out. They’ve all been neutered. It’s a to a one party system at present

      • Brenda

        Im glad im not the only one believes this

        • obama-sux

          We gave the HNIC a chance and he blew it.

    • Derek Cassidy

      More jobs are important … more careers even better. Less government leads to better careers, and better jobs, more pay and the best opportunity for everyone to advance, not just this group or that group … Everyone. What we need is a lot less government and a heck of a lot less legislation from all of the elitists politicians in Washington DC. They are in it for themselves not for you. Ronald Reagan said it best when he said,”The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” We have flourished as a nation when we stuck to the core concept that “We The People” are the deciders of our fate on an individual basis. Let’s face it, without the community, the individual will be just fine but without the individual there is no community. We must allow our individuals to succeed on their abilities and that will never happen when government is the one creating all of the problems in the first place, then trying to look all benevolent as they come to our aid. The over-sized and over-funded federal government is what ails this country. Less Government, Lower Taxes, More Personal Responsibility … IT IS JUST THAT SIMPLE !!!

      • GuidoFL

        AMERICA GAVE IT’S JOB MACHINE AWAY IN EXCHANGE FOR IMPORTS. RED CHINA THANKS YOU !

        • Derek Cassidy

          We can get it back … First thing is to relax the regulations that costs American companies so much that it’s cheaper to get products from place like China … then we can and will reclaim our “JOB MACHINE.”

          • Ric Jarvis

            Reagans example should be followed.
            Cut corporate tax and investment will follow which in turn promotes more jobs for the people. All those extra people working paying taxes more than make up for the corporate tax cuts and the country benefits overall. It worked before so why not again ?

          • John Lepper

            We can get it back, but not with the idiots in DC right now. Legalizing 11 million illegal aliens is not a good start. Ted Cruz in 2016

    • disenwit

      And so a job is a gift? And who should “give” folks a job? And how does government make “gifts” to people? By stealing from others? By things called taxes? How about if some of the folks in the city stop demanding “gifts” of jobs, and put together a business by pooling their own money, not someone elses, and putting the kids to work? Stop looking for “gifts” and get to work yourselves!

      • Rhonda Renee Sessions

        Capitalism (the private sector) is the one that creates jobs for these people, NOT government. However, if government would get out of the way, with their overburdening regulations, get rid of Obamacare, the jobs will return. Time to reduce the lop-sided trade deficits with other nations, too. Keep the jobs in the USA, not export them, too. Another reason why BIG government is NOT the answer, but SMALL government. It’s time to whittle some arms off the octopus known as our government.

        • Ric Jarvis

          Totally agree. Higher levies should be placed on all imports to make American products more competetive in the market place. Most of the goods that come from China are lower quality anyway.

      • pFeather

        “Gifts” from our tax dollars use to have to be worked for but Obama came in and by Presidential fiat stopped the work for welfare program. Obama undermines the black community by stopping work for welfare and cutting out school choice programs in Washington, DC. Obama is no friend to the black community.

    • aubreyfarmer

      Typical. Why is it every problem is now framed in such a way that it is only government that can solve it with ever more government involvement. The ideas of Judaism and Communism are entirely consonant. URL 436quotesbyandaboutjews.

    • Rhonda Renee Sessions

      Aaron Steinberg, you don’t know your history, do you? It was the DEMOCRATIC Party that created the KKK, and wants to keep the blacks in slavery, keeping them in the projects, under control, and out of work, NOT the GOP! The GOP has members that are Tea Partiers, and if you notice, too, the comment from one of other panelists… they need to elect more Tea Party-types!

    • chfnelson

      Every attempt by the House to pass bills that will actually help people has been blocked by Harry Reid. He will only allow bills that promote Obummer’s agenda. He is the real road block to positive Congressional action.
      Obozo just keeps pushing his liberal, left wing, socialist agenda. He need to be impeached and tried for all the crimes committed by his regime.

    • John Lepper

      Quit blaming the Repubs Aaron. Those people had the right idea, they keep voting the Liberals into office and the keep getting shafted by them. The definition of idiocy is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different outcome. I live in Chicagoland and it has been a hotbed of liberal idealism for decades and is, like Detroit, soon to bankrupt. It’s past time to make a change.

  • sfcmac

    Looks like the natives are restless ans starting to get a clue.

  • Gary Scarlett

    Democrats are nothing but Liars of the First degree , They want whats going on there to go on so they keep their Power Base . They have this all thought out . Hope their plans get Ruined asap .

    • boyfromthedwarf

      Lol and you don’t think the repubs are the same?

      • Ric Jarvis

        All politicians lie but and I have no allegiance to either rep’s or dem’s at this present time as I can see no difference between them, it’s a one party system.
        Having said that, the present administration do seem to have turned blatant lying into an art form.

    • Ric Jarvis

      Democrat’s are all dellusionary and live in a world that seeks Utopia where all are equal both in wealth and status.
      In other words they are mentally retarded.

  • looneytoonsindville

    Al Sharpton must have been born brainless. He needs to learn how to think, analyze and act appropriately.

    • Elaine Eckart

      Sharpton need to go..away.

    • aubreyfarmer

      Where does Sharpton get the money it takes to fly all around the country to stir up the “give me that” rabble.

      • chfnelson

        Sharpton gets his money and support from fat cats in NYC that he has terrorized. Cross him and you automatically get protested, boycotted, and called racist. And the MSM is just his personal mouthpiece. He can now spout his hate and racial division on a TV channel that is known for hate, racism, and misogyny..

        He claims he has no money, that everything he has is ‘loaned’ to him. He owes a ton of back taxes, but the IRS is afraid to take him to court.

    • Ric Jarvis

      He can’t, he’s an uneducated gutter rat that has profited by keeping his own people down and racism alive as a result. Why would he want to do something that improves their lot and destroys his income ?

    • disenwit

      Like Obama, Sharpton has created his career and his 1% wealth based on lies – remember Tawana Brawley?

      • looneytoonsindville

        Yes, I remember her. And I remember what little Al the kiddies pal did. Can you understand why I call people like Al Sharpton “Libtards”?

  • fatmababy105

    Brother Al is going to save Y’all. After all, he is the top man.

    • pevans1

      Hahaha!

  • dennodog

    Chicago. obama’s weaning ground for his life of fraud. Billions dumped there and throughout the country for “jobs” , welfare and education over the last 50 years. The con job still goes on with the same faces running and looting “the system.”

  • PastorBobCeleste

    What Obama and the big city mayors are worried about is this. They are worried, no not worried, but scared to death that Men, mostly black men, who are hard working family men with either US Army or US Marine Corps experience, all of which have graduated from boot camp and as such been taught to and required to demonstrate their proficiency in hitting a man sized target, in the kill zone, at 300 meters and beyond. That these men, who have had enough of police corruption and inactivity, tired of judges turning gang members loose time after time, tired of lying cheating politicians paying lip service to cleaning up their neighborhoods, have had enough. They have started taking things into their own hands. That they are going top be taking a field trip out of the city and into the country side of their states and neighboring states, where they will be buying weapons from private parties, and bringing them home with enough ammo to get the job done. That they will be killing gang members using the sniper tactics they were taught in the service.

    They will not be crazed killers, no, these are men whose 13 year old daughters can’t walk home from school without being sexually assaulted, verbally or physically, from the middle school down the street. Men who have had their wife assaulted on the streets in front of their homes, men whose homes have been broken into, they are men whose cars have been broken into, men whose sons are recruited and threatened by gangs while “the cops, the judges, the paid political hacks look the other way”.

    These men will be forming two, three, and four man groups, and while one goes out the others are 100% absolute alibis. The one that goes out, shoots and kills a gang member, takes the gang members valuables and weapons, then, takes the drugs, and dumps them down the sewers, then he quietly disappears. These men will be making a difference in the big inner cities, and obama, his minions and his ilk are scared top death just thinking about it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frances-Chute-Quinn/100002220220146 Frances Chute Quinn

      sounds like a good idea, the revolution starts in a small way!

      • PastorBobCeleste

        Small ways and by everyday people who fear God more than they do politicians, understand our Constitution, Declaration of independence and State Constitution.

    • Derek Cassidy

      just saying … Chicago is almost at a tipping point when it’s the city that has it’s own website for the crime.

      http://www.heyjackass.com

      It’s an eye opener for someone like me that has only ever lived in Central Florida.

      • TLN

        wow, week to date month to date and year to date data! any other cities have this?

        • Derek Cassidy

          Haven’t been able to find any, but they might be out there.

          • TLN

            I’m looking around now…imagine if they didn’t have strict gun control laws..hmm!

          • Derek Cassidy

            Homicides and violent crimes are highest in every place that has strick gun control laws. Let the people who live in Chichago own guns and see the crime almost disapear overnight. Florida did it right in the late 60′s.It’s included on this page. http://westnet.com/~levins/guncontrol5.html

      • PastorBobCeleste

        Great link Derek, thank you and Merry CHRISTmas.

        • Derek Cassidy

          and a Merry Christmas to you as well.

    • pevans1

      Pastor Bob, Sounds like a great idea to me!
      It’s time to take our once proud nation back…
      One city at a time! The race baiting politicians and hacks like Sharpton have been making a fortune with the never ending status quo! Why do you think they want to take all our guns away? These A-holes need to be put in their place… The sooner the better!

  • Thomas Dobbins

    “How can I take over when black folks don’t control anything for me to take over?”

    LOL, when HAVEN’T the Dems run Chicago?

    • Derek Cassidy

      or Detroit … and how is it going there ???? Or most of the other 50+ year Democrat controlled city … almost all of them are in shambles.

      • Thomas Dobbins

        Fact. Detroit’s Mayors have been Democrats since 1962…
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Detroit

        The Detroit City Council has had Democratic majorities since the early ’50s and NO Republican members since 1994…When there was one…the first one elected since 1970.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_City_Council

      • Rhonda Renee Sessions

        Include Atlanta, GA, and its related county, DeKalb. Same situation. Black Democrats took over and ran it into the ground.

      • JahRW

        An 85% black population, and still, every other race runs the economics in that city. TIME TO WAKE UP!

        • Derek Cassidy

          That population is the same population that votes also, and from the way they vote (Democrats for over 50 years) they don’t seem to want to help themselves. We need to get rid of the victim/entitled mentality. Then things might actually start turn around.

    • PastorBobCeleste

      Have sharpton not looked to see who sits in the oval office? who controls the injustice dept?