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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

About that violent gang, the 'Obama Boyz'

Police case remains pending over last year's gunfire
Bob Unruh

There are four felony counts of first-degree assault, four felony counts of armed criminal action and two felonies for allegedly firing a gun from a vehicle and hitting people pending against a St. Louis suspect whom police identified as being a member of the “Obama Boyz” gang.
Obama Boyz?
Is this related to President Barack Obama’s comment when he implied he was taking sides in the Trayvon Martin shooting case in Florida that, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon?”
Or maybe it has more to do with a comment from WND columnist Jack Cashill about two thugs who allegedly shot and killed an athlete in Oklahoma, for fun.
Said Cashill after the recent death, “The drugs, the racial animosity, the violence, the attachment to the hip hop culture – if Trayvon was the son of Barack Obama, they [the suspects] were his brothers. They were on the same track that Trayvon was.”
The facts in the case are these: Anthony Jamal Lee, then 18, was arrested about a year ago for allegedly firing a gun out of a car and injuring several people, and as part of the local reports, police confirmed he was part of the “Obama Boyz” gang. Police did not elaborate.
St. Louis gang detectives and other police officials all declined today to respond to WND requests for comment, but many times gangs take their names from their neighborhoods, and in East St. Louis, there is a Barack Obama Ave.
But the links between the violence associated with street gangs, the specific case, which remains pending, against Lee, and the president, is creating a white-hot discussion on the Internet.
According to, “Can’t blame this one on Bush, who surprisingly doesn’t have any street gangs named after him. Heck, even America’s first black president, Bill Clinton, doesn’t have a street gang named after him. No, that distinction is reserved for the president who has inspired black teens to ‘hope and change.’”
At the Sodahead blog, one commenter, who uploaded an image of a mostly black row of prison inmates, noted, “I’m sure they will do their namesake proud.”
The blog noted that the suspect, Lee, allegedly fired a gun a a group of people last September, and a 13-year-old boy was hit in the side and a 17-year-old boy was grazed on his face and arm.
“Lee, according to authorities, then fired from his car at two passengers in another Grand Prix, grazing one of them in the back. … Authorities said Lee is a documented member of the ‘Obama Boyz’ gang, but did not elaborate.”
Online records show the charges have not yet been resolved by Missouri’s judicial system, and the office of an attorney representing Lee confirmed to WND that the cases had not yet been closed out.
Cashill, a bestselling author and renown investigative reporter who has “If I Had a Son: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman” coming out in October, with an ebook version available in a few weeks, told WND, “Even those of us who didn’t vote for Obama hoped that he could help bridge the racial divide. Unfortunately, he has done just the opposite. Insecure about his own identity as an African-American, he has been afraid to address the problems of the culture he so desperately wants to be part of.”
WND contributor Colin Flaherty, who through his “White Girl Bleed A Lot” book, probably has done more reporting on black-on-white violence in America that any other reporter, told WND, “Black mob violence takes a lot of forms. Sometimes it looks like a street gang called the Obama Boyz. Sometimes it is just a group of people without a name. Either way, the damage they do, the effort the media expends to ignore them and condone their actions is enormous.”
And Marlin Newburn, a former prison psychologist and author of the coming “Send Your Kids to Jail: The Manual for the Mutant Parent,” told Flaherty, “The characters in the video demonstrate the exact profile of a typical young prison inmate complete with feelings of invincibility and power based on extreme violence, immediate gratification, an identification with the RAP-gang culture, and a child-like idea of manhood. They’re children with adult prerogatives.”
He continued, “Their preadolescent thought processes have also developed a firm belief that regardless of their criminal actions, they’ll get backing from Obama and the black race pimps who never fail to find a media microphone to displace responsibility for them. These future felons are functionally illiterate, guaranteed, but they know they’ll be defended after the worst happens to their victims. The short explanation is that they are completely infantalized due to being defended constantly in the MSM, leftist politicians, and race hustlers, all who make excuses for their actions and angrily attack anyone who would hold them accountable.”
Erik Rush, author of “Negrophilia: From slave block to pedestal – America’s racial obsession,” told WND, “It shouldn’t be particularly surprising that a subculture of young, angry black men is proliferating under President Obama. While his tone when addressing matters of race and racial tension is usually measured and compassionate, his rhetoric is what I call ‘artfully divisive.’ It legitimizes and reinforces all of the worst beliefs of propagandized blacks, as well as the more militant and radical worldview of those who subscribe to same. His administration has also labored furtively but very effectively to heighten racial tension, I submit in order to precipitate civil unrest and thereby advance its communist agenda.”
The “Obama Boys” also have been memorialized in a graphic, objectionable-language infused video: (Please use discretion when watching.)
At the Examiner, a reporter covering street gangs noted just a few weeks ago, “About 20 juveniles and four others between the ages of 17 and 20 were arrested Saturday night after St. Louis police said their loitering was causing traffic to stop and blocking sidewalks at Broadway and Market in the tourist hotel area … The older four are being charged with disturbing the peace and contributing to the delinquency of minors. Was this group part of the highly controversial ‘Obama boys” street gang that has terrorized the city?”
“When one thinks of ways to pay homage to the 44th president of the Untied States, Barack Obama, naming a violent street gang in his honor probably doesn’t top the list. Plant a tree, maybe, or feed the homeless, but forming a band of thugs?”
The commentary continued, “Well, allegedly, that’s exactly what occurred in St. Louis, Mo. One member of the ‘Obama Boyz,’ Anthony Jamal Lee, 18, now ‘faces a mix of 10 felony counts of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and firing shots from a vehicle.’”
The website continued, “It’s a sad, sad day when the only thing that the election of the first black president motivates a group of young black men to do is name a gang after him. The pathetic part is, they probably think it’s cool.”
There’s also an online Obama Boyz Va Twitter account, but it is unrelated to the St. Louis activity, explaining it is “A spin off crew from Va’s Diamond League Movement. All recording artists affiliated with VBlock Entertainment & (sic) staunch supporters of Prez Obama.”
The titles listed including, “Who U Votin’ Fa?” and “I Love Obamacare!”


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