Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Event Where Kids Bash ICE Agent Pinata

Children took turns smashing the ICE-themed pinata during a recent block party in Chicago.

Correction: This article initially had the headline, "Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Event Where Kids Bash ICE Agent Pinata" to note that it was a chamber of commerce in Chicago. However, the Chicago Chamber of Commerce is a separate organization from the East Side Neighborhood Chamber in Chicago which hosted the event. The headline has been edited to avoid confusion.

Chicago, IL – Children took turns beating a pinata that was created in the likeness of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent during a community block party on July 13.

The “East Side Community Day in Chicago” community event was hosted by a chamber of commerce comprised of 25 local businesses, FOX News reported.

Videos and photos of the scene showed the kids as they lined up for their turn to smash the ICE agent-themed pinata with a large stick.

Many were encouraged by their parents, and some people even held their small children so they could help them to strike it.

“The older [kids], of course we let them know what it meant. We teach them what it meant,” Los Brown Berets Chicago chapter leader Anthony Martinez told WBBM.

Martinez said that his group ordered a Batman pinata, then modified it to resemble the appearance of a white ICE agent.

The group also collected money from kids who wanted to take a swing, and said that the proceeds will be used to help asylum seekers, FOX News reported.

“So, we’re just making a statement,” Martinez told WBBM. “Taking children from their parents, separating them…let them know that it’s not wanted in here, in this community.”

“It was not meant in a negative way at all towards law enforcement,” he claimed.

Children were also given the opportunity to throw balls at a painted image of President Donald Trump’s face during the block party.

East Side Chamber of Commerce member Marvin Covington said that the chamber had no idea that the pinata would be present at the neighborhood event.

“The kids who were breaking open the pinata didn’t know anything about it,” Covington told WBBM.

Encouraging kids to bash the likeness of an ICE agent really wasn’t that big of a deal, he argued.

“It wasn’t a sense of ‘this is terrible, I shouldn’t of came,’” Covington said. “It was ‘Uh, this is something that happened. We gotta move on.’”

The business owner said that the event was a success, and that the chamber plans to hold another block party next year.

He refused to discuss whether or not any ICE-themed pinatas would be present at next year’s gathering, WBBM reported.

“It’s not for me to say, ‘cause I didn’t know they were coming this year,” Covington said.

Do you think that the parents are turning their kids against law enforcement officers? Or do you think it's just a pinata and no big deal? We'd like to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments.

Comments (81)
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question evrything
question evrything

that's some good shit!!!!!!!

K-9 319
K-9 319

Now you know why the upcoming generations have absolutely no respect for anybody or, as far as that goes, anything. Start them off as kids and teach them to start hating Ice and disrespect the President. Wonder how many of these kids will have a record by the time they are 16 years old. Sad thing is it doesn't surprise me that this happened in Chicago. Sad to say I wouldn't expect anything else from that town.

BruthaV
BruthaV

These incredibly ignorant parents are inculcating their children to disrespect -- and even harm -- law enforcement officers, and ignore the rule of law. This is tantamount to child abuse.

JBo
JBo

Chicago...teaching kids how to be violent. Guarantee that a significant number of those kids will not reach the age of 21 or will be in prison. Doesn't Chicago care...at all?

Julie Justice
Julie Justice

Maybe I should tell them what President Trump set. If you don't like this country, please feel free to go back to your country of origin. Where were these idiots when Obama was deporting ten times more and where were they when he (Obama) built the cages?

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

I live in the Chicago suburbs (far west), but not far away enough. Need to leave this State ASAP! Most my family is talking about leaving as well. Cops I know are quitting their jobs left and right.

Cartheris
Cartheris

The next step in their training and indoctrination lessons will be as a ride-along during an armed robbery of a gas station or convenience store. It will be the childs responsibility to act as a lookout. After they have mastered this step in their training, the next step will be to learn how to drive so they can be the driver in the next step of their training. Carjacking.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

The chamber of commerce? They’re supposed to be promoting business. Now wonder companies are leaving Chicago in droves.

61mouse
61mouse

Getting the future generations ready to be thugs and for the morgue how nice ???

61mouse
61mouse

How's tourism in Chicago ???

pat901$aol.com
pat901$aol.com

Democrat Mayors have no respect for the law enforcement officers; in Chicago they are "clowns"; Portland OR, they are told to 'stand-down' while Brown Shirt AntiFa attack citizens; and New York where people throw water on Police.

stooge819
stooge819

A "community" is the last thing that is.

LEO0301
LEO0301

I wonder what the reaction would be if police officers held a party with a piñata in the likeness of a wet Mexican that just crossed the river? Oh, never mind, we all the know the answer to that.

Lochemet
Lochemet

That's right! Bring the illegals over and teach them how to be rebels, anarchists and anti-establishment/anti-law enforcement. We don't have enough of those types in OUR country.

gfc1963
gfc1963

Chicago? Nothing more to say!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Sure, teach your kids to hate the police. Did you learn that from the black community? Just wondering....

hoss377
hoss377

Thats why we need to dump all the illegals here,no federal aid,no healthcare,just let these POS's deal with them.

OldVet
OldVet

Let's teach disrespect. The earlier we instill entitlement, lack of responsibility, and violent behavior; the better. Great leaders and parents. Yeah, right.

wallywoo3
wallywoo3

Idiotic, disrespectful, probably illegal assholes teaching children to be idiotic, disrespectful assholes....

WorkingStiffDad
WorkingStiffDad

Don't cry when the young thugs in training end up dead on the curb at age 17, shot down or cut up or OD in the life of crime and stupidity you are coaching. Chamber of Commerce? What "commerce"? Cartel drugs and prostitutes?

CinGuz
CinGuz

I live in Chicago, have all my life, there are certain areas that are problems & get most of the attention. The majority of us don't raise our kids this way & teach respect. It is not the cities but the decision makers who keep bending over backwards to not offend those who are offending.

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

Would they feel the same way if this was in the south and it was a person hanging from the end of a noose? These people need to show more respect. No wonder why Chicago has the highest murder rates in the country.

IsupportLEOs
IsupportLEOs

Imagine the shit that would have hit the fan if the pinata was an image of AOC or the other game was the image of Pelosi. The double standard is absurd. The fact that the event was sponsered by the Chamber of Commerce is frightening.

pixiepup
pixiepup

Sick behavior!

LynnSB
LynnSB

What a Great Lesson your teaching these kids -- What F*cking MORONS !!!

Lilnatvsavg
Lilnatvsavg

Illinois is turning into a shit hole 3rd world country where the communist leaders steal your money to make themselves richer, you poorer, & teach the lil street urchens how to disrespect authority! I see more killings of normal everyday people who are hardworking & bullying coming in the near future! Im stuck til I can sell this shithole house!

Mastodon
Mastodon

Chicago teaching its kids early how to keep those numbers up. HeyJackass.com

Janken
Janken

Typical idiots. Kids wont have respect for anyone with things like this. SHAME ON THE IDIOTS THAT LET THIS HAPPEN

Mb_275
Mb_275

Chicago! Who's the beret wearing, smiling commando in the picture?

RunCop
RunCop

Fucking scum......

314Missouri314
314Missouri314

Natural born children are separated from parents all the time in the US due to different reasons, like felonies, neglect, abuse, abandonment, etc. Here's my advice... STOP BREAKING THE LAW! Come to the US legally. I personally know people who have come from every walk of life into the US legally. That have earned their citizenship. It's not easy, and it takes years, however; when they do achieve their goal they are very proud. I know people from Bosnia, Africa, Ukraine, Romania, Russia, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Micronesia, and other places. Its not ICE enforcement that is separating the children from tje parents, its the parents that made poor choices for their families.

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

The Nazis used to teach the children to hate the Jewish then taught them to kill them. Here the parents are teaching the children to hate ICE and the anti-Cop and ICE have been already pushing to harass and kill them. See any resemblance here.

azgal
azgal

Looks like the Nazi's indoctrination of children now being done by the left.

blancasilva
blancasilva

So fucken disrespectful. Ban the dam Pinata. Those are ignorant immigrants. Afraid not happy. They live in fear. They are miserable.

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

It's Chicago and this is just business as usual. The city is a shithole and all of the so called "leader" are liberal leftist Democrats. This is what you get when you repeatedly elect scum and criminals to office.

Sueshe
Sueshe

If it wasn't meant in any way to be disrespectful than they would have no problem with me kicking the crap out of a pinata of an illegal immigrant correct. Of course not. Of course it was disrespectful and this is exactly why I don't want them because they are a threat to my safety

C911
C911

Chicago "use" to be a nice place to visit. And you wonder why crime is so high. Disgusting disrespect of law enforcement! No desire to go to chicago crime!

chiefd
chiefd

Ok, turn about is fair play. Now let's get a pinata of a Brown Beret, and a face for a cornhole game of mayor Lightheaded. Let ICE agents and their families have a picnic and use those two items for the kid's fun games.

Blancita1
Blancita1

Freedom of speach they are not hurting anyone just making a point of the injustice of children dieing in the hand of ice when police and the goverment dont protect the innocent no mater what country they are in the wrong this is just like what they did to the native americans the negros the Japanese this was suppose to be a nation of liberty where is it when ice and police can get away with bloody murder !!

61mouse
61mouse

Get those cells ready for 2029

61mouse
61mouse

So if there where black and brown pinatas there would be NO ISSUES .

Funny_Farm
Funny_Farm

Shame on these people

itsjustmeagain
itsjustmeagain

Border Brothers bashing the border protectors. I hope ICE deports their sorry behinds.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

And they wonder why their children grow up to be menaces to society and good for nothing. Teach them to disrespect law enforcement from a young age, and that will only get them killed or in jail when they are old enough. Great job idiots.