Press Release: The Dark Truth about the City of South Bend,Indiana…
What you’re about to read is the unspoken dark truth from Oliver “DjBigO317” Jackson formerly of South Bend,Indiana and the creator of the National Anti Bullying Bully Basher Tour based out of Indianapolis,Indiana. There is a lot of Bullying (Profiling) that goes on from the top of Civil Government all the way down to city employees. The hiring practice is “let keep it in the family” or all in who you know. With the Big Brother Bully tactics also known as (Profiling). So if our city officials are bullying citizens the tax payers who pay their salaries are mistreated like common criminals.
Lets be real folks when you say South Bend,Indiana you think of Notre Dame, you think of high-end incomes great paying jobs but that far from the truth. Over the last 10 years Notre Dame has purchased a little more than a 3rd of the northeast side of town. Yes the university brings in Millions into our economy during football season. But out of the millions of dollars coming into St.Joe co. more than 2/3rd is spent in the city of Mishawaka because of the eateries, hotels & stores. The city is truly racially divided when you come into the city off of Western Ave (The Westside) SR 2, L.W.W (NorthWest Side) US20, Michigan St (South & Southeast Side) US31. Development on these sides of town is slow if any period, The Neighborhoods when you enter the city from these 3 sides of town look like we will be heading in the same direction as downtown Gary,Indiana in Lake co.
Here is the racial divide it starts at the Top in City of South Bend Elected and Appointed Employees as of 31 Dec 2012 by Gender, Ethnicity; incl 8 members of Common Council. 3 minorities black ( 2 Males & 1 female) 19 white (15 males & 4 females) info provide by Census Data. The city also has a “Rainy Day” that is used for any possible lawsuits that could be settled out of court history has shown that the city has been paying out due to the police dept use of excessive force among other things.
The city has a lot of wasteful spending like any other city in america that is due to poor leadership in our civil government. For example
the unemployment rate for South Bend-Mishawaka, Indiana was 9.4% in June 2013. South Bend has a 11.4% unemployment rate but it is higher in minority areas and we are not talking about the chronically unemployed. So, the City of South Bend has about a 20% unemployment rate (100k pop./20k unemployed). The city has been divided by the river such as the situation with St Joe, MI and Benton Harbor.The economics of SB has been greatly divided by the political landscape when the winners and losers are chosen by the Mayor’s office and some folks on the Common Council. Out of that more than 2/3rd are minorities that are either underemployed or unemployed. The city lost (7) of its major employers New Energy, Honeywell, Bosch, Clark Foods, Citi Group Statement Processing Plant & Bowe Statement Processing, AJWright & that is not including AM General layoffs in Mishawaka after the city gave away Millions of tax abatement to company’s that are no longer in South Bend,Indiana. The city has deeper issues starting with the leadership in Civil Government the Mayor’s office & Police Department have racial lawsuits pending against them for Racial Profiling & wiretapping a former Black Police Chief. Former South Bend Police Chief Darryl Boykins is suing the mayor and the mayor’s chief of staff, claiming the two conspired to get rid of him. (Sources: The South Bend Tribune June 3, 2013) (Sources: Boykins resigned March 2012 as Police Chief do to Mayor Pete Buttigieg Abc57News, WNDU, WSBT & Fox28News) Fast forward now another city minority whom also holds a civil position 2nd District Councilman Henry Davis Jr. has become a victim of racial profiling by the City of South Bend Police Dept. an investigation is currently been conducted at the request of councilman Henry Davis Jr. Now Councilman Henry Davis Jr. is receiving Death Threats via phone. Which Councilman Davis requested police protection & asked the FBI to look into the matter. (Sources: South Bend Tribune, WSBT, WNDU, FOX28 & ABC57News)
When city officials whom are minorities with a high-profile image start speaking of racial profiling & that they fell victim too it people tend to listen because of their position. Now keep in mind I have been a victim of racial profiling (Bullying) many times by the South Bend Police Dept. Its called driving while black, driving a nice vehicle were I was snatched out of the car along with a friend & my teenage son we were held at gunpoint laid face down on the street 5 blocks away from my house. The driver whom happened to be an entertainer was snatched out of the car & beaten where he got his front teeth knocked out & taken to jail (No Warrants). The Police Dept. needs Racial Sensitivity Training. Just because the Police Dept. has a Black in the Internal Affairs Dept. does not mean you have Sensitivity Training like I told the Police officers on scene. I had No Warrants nor did my son. But when a young black male my son see the white police officers use excessive force for no reason, this builds up hate and kids grow up not to trust the police and officials . I am a disabled military veteran but I was treated like I was a terrorist over in Afghanistan & Iraq that I used to hunt! I am the voice of 100’s that have been victimized to this in the City of South Bend,Indiana yes some have criminal records and some don’t, what really happen to the justice system. The Police Dept. will profile you by Race, Clothing you wear, Hair style you wear, Cars you drive & the side of town you either live in or drive thru.
Oliver “DjBigO317” Jackson
Anti Bullying Bully Basher Tour