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UNDER THE BUS: Rahm Emanuel shirks responsibility, fires Chicago PD chief


In what appears to be a case of political expediency, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel caved to protester demands and fired Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy.

Other demands derived from the public outcry over an armed black 17-year-old who was killed by a white police officer include the removal of Emanuel from office, but the mayor dismissed that request, while complying with others.  McCarthy had been Superintendent since 2011.

Emanuel also announced the creation of a task force to review police officer training and disciplinary measures. Emanuel will give the panel four months to make recommendations to the police department as reported by UPI.

The move comes after Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with murder for shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times in 2014. A video released 400 days after the shooting ignited public anger over the teen’s death.

On Black Friday, protesters shut down shopping in areas of Chicago’s famed Magnificant Mile while calling for the resignation of Emanuel, McCarthy, and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez





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  1. Interesting how Emanuel complied with a lot of the protesters requests by firing people but somehow seemed to miss the other one, that he resign. Typical politician. I hope the Chief sues for unlawful dismissal.

  2. Everyone asks why it took so long to release the video. I am wondering why was the video released at all since it is evidence in a murder investigation.
    There only seems to be one reason it was released. To cause trouble. I mean, they can’t say it was leaked because it would have leaked long ago if that was the case.
    It appears to have been deliberately released to cause unrest in the community. They sure jumped on that quick too even though it was 400 days old and yet never made a peep about the 9 year old that was killed. Funny how that works, right?

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