If you have been watching the news, you’ve seen hundreds of protesters pour into the streets to demand the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel for covering up the killing of Laquan McDonald by a police officer.
Apparently, they are not that concerned about Emanuel, they want all the police fired with the money to go to ‘fund black futures’.
They’re already suffering through untold violence in certain precincts in Chicago and it’s hard to imagine how they will have any future without police.
MSNBC’S PETER ALEXANDER: “So we see the outrage, the anger when it comes to mayor Emanuel. Is seeing him out of office the main goal or is there more that you are really striving for as a priority right now?”
CHICAGO ACTIVIST, BREANNA CHAMPION: “No, so getting Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign is definitely not the main goal of the movement right now. So in Chicago, police receive 40% of our city’s budget to remain operational. That is completely unheard of and unacceptable. One of our major demands is that police be defunded and that that money used to fund police be used to fund black futures and be used to fund our communities.”