Troubled Chicago – Shot Show is On
Rahm Emanuel Facing Crisis on All Fronts in Chicago
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel enters his second term with a growing list of crises – from police brutality, failing schools and gang violence to grim finances – and doubts from critics and allies that he’ll find the solutions.
“His entire legacy is resting now on making real reform happen,” David Axelrod, who served with Emanuel when both worked for the Obama administration, tells the Washington Post.
The newspaper reports, however, since city officials last month released a video of a white police officer shooting a black teen 16 times, public anger has been “bitter and more personal.”
“Oh, it’s personal, all right. We’re making it personal,” a former Emanuel supporter, Ja’Mal Green, tells the newspaper during a protest calling for Emmanuel’s resignation.
The Post notes Emanuel’s current problems have long plagued the city, but reports the mayor has irked voters with a string of scandals, a lack of transparency – the video of the shooting of Laquan McDonald wasn’t released for a year – and his “abrasive personal style.”
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Kamala Harris: Autopsy Photos of Sandy Hook Victims Should’ve Been Used to Secure Gun Control
Speaking to Politicon in L.A. on Friday, California Attorney General Kamala Harris suggested gun control could have been secured after Sandy Hook by politicizing the autopsy photos of the dead and forcing Senators and Representatives to look at each one.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Harris was asked how familiar she is with guns–whether “she has shot a gun before or if she hunts.” Harris reportedly struggled to answer the question before finally saying she has shot a pistol and is “a good marksman.”
She refused to answer further questions regarding her familiarity with firearms.
In lamenting Washington DC’s failure to pass gun control in April 2013, Harris suggested the autopsy photos of Sandy Hook schoolchildren should have been used to shame lawmakers into supporting gun control. She said, “They should have closed the chambers of Congress, on the House and the Senate side, and said all you members go in there, only you, and spread out the autopsy photos of those babies and require them to look at those photographs. And then vote your conscience.”Share on Facebook Tweet about this