Friday, January 20, 2017

Thank you for writing. Sincerely, Barack Obama


The White House, Washington


Dear Marc:
Thank you for writing.  Every American deserves to live in a safe community, and all our children should grow up with the confidence they can achieve their dreams.  Yet too many families still live in neighborhoods traumatized by violence.  We are making progress toward changing that, and I want you to know I am listening.
Over the past several decades, there has been an extraordinary drop in violent crime, and the majority of American communities are safer places to live and learn.  During the course of my Presidency, the murder rate in the United States has fallen to the lowest it has been since the early 1960s.  To continue making gains, and to support our hardest-hit neighborhoods, we must maintain our focus on building trust and strengthening relationships between police officers and the communities they serve.  My Administration is committed to making sure law enforcement officials have the training and resources necessary to keep us safe, and my Task Force on 21st Century Policing has provided recommendations on how to foster effective relationships in cities and towns across our country.  To learn more, visit www.COPS.USDOJ.gov.
Despite our progress, we continue to see tragic levels of gun violence in the United States, which is why my Administration is taking commonsense steps to keep guns out of the wrong hands.  And I will continue to call on Congress to pass the kinds of commonsense gun safety reforms supported by the vast majority of the American people.
The best time to stop crime is before it even starts.  If we make investments in our children early on, we can reduce trends in crime and incarceration by addressing the challenges that can make it difficult for young people to thrive, especially in places with limited educational and economic opportunity.  We must build stronger ladders of opportunity so all young Americans know our Nation has a stake in their future.  They deserve support to make good choices, and my Administration is working to keep more of our children off the streets and in the classroom where they can gain skills and prepare for success.
Again, thank you for writing.  Please know I will continue doing all I can to make every community a safe place to call home.  I am confident that by working together, we can forge a safer, stronger America.
Sincerely,
Barack Obama
 
In 2016 I mailed a letter to President Barack Obama.   That was the e-mail I received from The President of The United States of America.
From: The White House <noreply@whitehouse.gov>
Date: Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 6:48 PM
Subject: Response to Your Message
To: "marcsimschicago@gmail.com"


Marc Sims
Chicago



Monday, December 26, 2016

If You Want Me To Stay (In Chicago)




Chicago’s, Cook County’s, and Illinois’ African American (Black) population will continue to decline.  Some of us will move out, and some of us will spend the rest of our lives here.  As our numbers shrink, we need to focus on making our smaller community more viable.

The biggest challenge for Chicago's African American (Black) community is overcoming our self-hatred and distrust.

Marc Sims


Chicago-area black population drops

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-african-americans-population-cook-county-met-20160623-story.html 

  
Sly & The Family Stone - If You Want Me To Stay (Audio)


Friday, December 9, 2016

Crime and Chicago’s Intelligentsia




There are too many smart people in Chicago to have all this crime!   Do tourists have to be killed on Michigan Avenue before Chicago’s intelligentsia put a stop the crime?

On the southside of Chicago there is the University of Chicago, one of the best Universities in the USA. That institution alone has enough smart people to develop plans to stop the crime in Chicago.  The city’s political, business, and social elite should be smart enough to develop and resource plans to stop the crime in Chicago. There are lot of charities
in Chicago that support children, teens, and families in lower income neighborhoods. These charities are doing their best, but is there is very little change. The crime continues, the murders continue, the hopeless grows.

Visit any low income public school or neighborhood, the teachers and the police can tell you and Chicago’s intelligentsia were to target resources that could dramatically reduce the crime and murders in one year. The teachers and everyone else in those schools know the students who have academic challenges, truancy issues, and social emotional problems that impede their mental growth.
 
The police know the neighborhood criminals and their families that destabilized low income neighborhoods in Chicago. The police can’t go in an unlawfully arrest every known or potential criminal. These neighborhood criminals and their families should be sophisticatedly encouraged to move out of Chicago.    

Are Chicago’s political, business, academic, and social elite waiting for tourist and conventioneers to be murdered downtown before they stop the disgusting and embarrassing crime in Chicago?

Marc Sims
Chicago