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 a member of the “Obama Boyz” gang.
Is this related to President Obama’s intervention in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida when he said, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon?”
Or is there a tie to the recent murder of Australian Chris Lane by black teens? As WND columnist Jack Cashill commented: “The drugs, the racial animosity, the violence, the attachment to the hip hop culture – if Trayvon was the son of Barack Obama, [the suspects] were his brothers. They were on the same track that Trayvon was.”
The facts in the Obama Boyz 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. Police, according to local reports, said he was part of the “Obama Boyz” gang but did not elaborate.
St. Louis gang detectives and police officials all declined today to respond to WND requests for comment.
Often, gangs take their names from their neighborhoods, and in East St. Louis, there is a Barack Obama Ave. But the link between the case against Lee and the president is creating a white-hot discussion on the Internet.
According to TheBlackSphere.net: “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, said, “I’m sure they will do their namesake proud.”
The blog noted that the suspect, Lee, allegedly fired a gun at a group of people last September. 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 car, grazing one of them in the back.
The office of an attorney representing Lee confirmed to WND that the case is pending in a Missouri court.
Cashill, a bestselling author and investigative reporter whose book “If I Had a Son: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman” will soon be released, told WND that 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, author of “White Girl Bleed A Lot,” probably has done more reporting on black-on-white violence in America that any other reporter. He told WND black mob violence takes many 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.”
Marlin Newburn, a former prison psychologist and author of the upcoming “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 said.
Newburn said their “pre-adolescent 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,” he said. “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,’” Rush said. “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, profane video: (Viewer discretion advised):
An Examiner.com blogger who covers street gangs noted in April: "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?"
At the website Newsone for Black Americans, was the following: "When one thinks of ways to pay homage to the 44th president of the United 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 website said 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 an "Obama Boyz" Twitter account, but it appears to be unrelated to the St. Louis gang. Tweets include "Declare our support for our Prez" and "I Love Obamacare!"