Someone is finally making sense in Chicago.
Ja’Mal Green, a Chicago city activist, is one of the few people who seem to grasp that the real problem in Chicago is Mayor Rahm Emanuel and, like Green said, “Nobody has really said it.” Maybe Ja’Mal should run for mayor.
Friday, on MSNBC’s town hall episode entitled “Chicago in the Crosshairs,” activist Ja’Mal Green hammered the mayor for being the cause of all of Chicago’s present dilemmas concerning outrageous homicide rates, violence on the streets, and the economic devastation of most of the city.
The Chicago Tribune has reported: “In 2016 there were over 4,300 shootings and over 750 homicides. Crimes went up by double digits in nearly every major category, including criminal sexual assaults, robberies, and thefts.”
MSNBC host, Chris Hayes questioned Green about the relationship between the African-American people and the police. Green schooled Hayes real quick on what the real problem in the city is, and it wasn’t the police:
“You could put 100,000 police officers on the street. That will not reduce violence in the city of Chicago because police are only there to react. You have to put money into prevention.”
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Green then turned the subject around to discuss the real problem with Chicago, namely Mayor Rahm Emanuel:
“Nobody has really said it, but his name is Rahm Emanuel. This mayor that we have in the city of Chicago does not care about black people. I want to put that on the record.
When you can invest $100 million into DePaul basketball arena when they can practice at the United Center for free and $16.4 million into uptown to build upscale apartments.
When you can build these new bus stops we got knocked down downtown but walk in our neighborhoods and not a million is coming.
We walking past boarded up schools, boarded up houses, they’re knocking down with red Xs with no plan to redevelop, mental health facilities shut down, the unemployment rate is the highest in Chicago than it is around the country.
If you want to talk about violence, you’ve got to talk about the economics, not police.”
H/T: Free Beacon
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