Chicago leaders meet to discuss how to turn Chatham neighborhood around

The recent shooting death of a Chicago high school teacher on South Side has riled up Congressman Bobby Rush.

The Chicago democrat convened a summit Wednesday to talk about ways to turn stem gun violence.

Gov. Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Police Supt, Garry McCarthy and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle all attended the summit.

Last week’s shooting of special education teacher Dr. Betty Hoard happened in Rush’s congressional district.

The congressman said it is his goal to transform one of the city’s most violent areas into one of the safest.

Rush said job creation is key to the transformation.

McCarthy said police can only offer a short-term solution to the violence.

 

1 Comment

  • Alan

    Black folks have had these "summits" for years and nothing had changed. The fact is Blacks are killing each other more than ever. You're dealing with people that hate their own race. No one can stop that.

    Think about how stupid it is to have White folks and police officers to tell folks "don't shoot and kill each other". If they heed the words of Jesse why would they listen to some White person?

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