Many are fearing the fact that Mayor Pete Buttigieg is running for President in the upcoming election. Those who are most in fear are residents that lived as him being Mayor of South Bend, Indiana for two long terms.
Residents say violence skyrocketed as one of the many things that happened under him as Mayor.
The town, South Bend, is a predominately African American community. Residents complain that Mayor Pete ignored their community and that the only well-lit street is the street leading to the University of Notre Dame.
They fear if he can't provide as Mayor, how is he going to possibly take care of the country as a President?
A stay at home mom exclaims, “If he’s the next president, I fear for our country. He couldn’t run our city. How can he run the United States? Look at all the crime — he didn’t do anything about it. Look at our quality of life. If he becomes president, the United States will become one big South Bend — a giant sinkhole. We’ll be in a new depression.”
A local worker says, “Buttigieg talked about all the improvements he made, but he hardly made a dent, The West Side is the most neglected part of town. The street I live on is the only street around here that has lights. That’s because we’re a gateway to Notre Dame.”
More from the New York Post:
Buttigieg has long been at odds with much of South Bend’s African American community, which accounts for 26 percent of the population and has a median income about half that of the city’s white residents, according to a 2017 report by the “Prosperity Now” nonprofit.
Shortly after taking office, Buttigieg fired the city’s first black police chief, Darryl Boykins, over allegations that Boykins secretly recorded the phone calls of high-ranking white cops suspected of using racist language against him and others.
From 2012 to 2018, the number of black cops fell by almost half — from 29 to 15, compared to more than 200 whites — and in June, the city was rocked when a white police sergeant shot and killed 54-year-old Eric Logan, who was black, while responding to a report of someone breaking into cars.
Buttigieg canceled a campaign trip to California to return to South Bend and hold a news conference about the incident, during which Sgt. Ryan O’Neill, who has since resigned, claims Logan refused orders to drop an 8-inch hunting knife.
He doesn't seem to handle his hometown correctly. Heres a video of a protest against him in his hometown.
Mayor Buttigieg seems to talk a big game but doesn't actually back it up. We have many states that need work so I don't see him actually being able to focus on the big picture.
We sure as heck don't need another Depression or more violent crime in the future.