Rahm Emanuel Announces Run for Chicago Mayor, War on Gang Members
Rahm Emanuel made it official today. He's running for Mayor of Chicago. His website is up and running. His first action after setting up his FB page and website: embarking on "listening tour" across Chicago.
Who are among Rahm's first intended victims?
To be the city we want to be, we can't have gangbangers taking the lives of our schoolchildren.
Gang leaders don't target children, nor do they condone their killing, according to Tio Hardiman, director of CeaseFire Illinois, which works to prevent neighborhood violence. He probably knows a lot more about the subject than Rahm.
I'd like to hear Rahm promise some innovative juvenile justice programs and programs designed to assist at-risk kids in finding alternatives to gangs. Instead, he's promising more of a crackdown, which is as sure to fail as the war on drugs.
Here's Rahm's stance on issues while in Congress. [More...]
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