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09-29-16 Support Mayor Emanuel’s fight against street gangs

October 3, 2016

Rahm Emanuel deserves support to fight violence

SW News Herald Sept. 29, 2016

By Ray Hanania

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled a three-part plan to confront Chicago’s rising murder rate.

The crime wave in Chicago is so bad that people don’t feel safe walking downtown any more. This weekend, a 54 year old man was shot in his head twice while walking by Millennium Park. Every day and every weekend people are shot and killed, mainly by street gang members.

Emanuel pleaded to both the citizens of Chicago to work with Police and not give them a hard time as they investigate killings. And he pleaded to the police to not dismiss the needs of the city’s residents.

The truth is most police are good Cops who are trying to do their job in a difficult situation. And many of those suspects killed by police are actual street gang members, only a few have been victims of excessive force and even the racism of a few individual police officers. ...

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