Chicago’s anti-violence activists are calling for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel ahead of this week’s citywide demonstrations; saying the liberal leader isn’t doing enough to stem the spike in violence and murder.
According to Fox News, organizers behind Thursday’s march are urging Emanuel to step-down as gun crime and gang warfare run rampant throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods.
“The call of the people is ‘Resign Rahm,’” said one local reverend. “So how, then, can you back your own regime change? How do you sanction your own termination? How dumb, naive and self-hating do you think we are?”
“Honestly, when the mayor endorses a protest, it’s no longer a protest,” said another activist. “It becomes a parade, and we’re on serious business.”
The anti-violence demonstrations come as Chicago residents flee the city as murder rates, robberies, and assaults escalate throughout the region.
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RAHM UNDER FIRE: Hundreds of Chicago Police PROTEST Mayor Emanuel
Hundreds of police officers are prepared to descend upon Chicago City Hall Wednesday; calling-out liberal mayor Rahm Emanuel as the relationship between the former Obama aide and law enforcement reaches an all-time low.
According to CBS News, the pro-police protesters are expected to swarm the city government’s headquarters as part of their “Blue Wednesday” protest; aimed at raising awareness over what they refer to as a “lack of concern” from the mayor’s office.
“The members feel as though the city has turned its back on police in many ways,” said Martin Preib, of the Fraternal Order of Police.
“They certainly could be meeting with us more if they wanted to be,” added Union president Kevin Graham.
Chicago has come under fire in recent years over its escalating crime rate and soaring murder statistics after decades of liberal control.
President Trump weighed-in on the city’s spike in violent crime late last year; saying he plans to send in federal agencies to help clampdown on criminals.
RAHM’S RICHES: Chicago Poised to Test UNIVERSAL INCOME for City’s Poor
Chicago is poised to become the largest city in the United States to roll-out a controversial pilot program that seeks to give its poorest citizens a “universal basic income,” handing out free cash to help boost the local economy.
According to Fox News, Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar recently unveiled the program that would dole out $500 per month to approximately 1,000 families throughout the Windy City.
“Nearly 70 percent of Americans don’t have $1,000 in the bank for an emergency,” Pawar told the Intercept. “UBI could be an incredible benefit for people who are working and are having a tough time making ends meet or putting food on the table at the end of the month.”
My legislation calling for the creation of a Chicago #UniversalBasicIncome pilot has 36 co-sponsors! On to the Commitee on Workforce Development and Audit. Committee chair @40thWard is also a sponsor. More soon! #UBI pic.twitter.com/W7D5Hbx31E
— Ameya Pawar (@Ameya_Pawar_IL) June 27, 2018
“Pawar cited automation, with companies such as Amazon, Tesla and other car manufacturers investing in the technology as having the potential to disrupt millions of jobs, that in turn would lead to more political destabilization, according to the outlet,” writes Fox News.
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