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Rev. Livingston calls for mayor Rahm Emanuel’s resignation
Chicago reverend says the mayor is doing nothing to combat the city’s crime crisis.
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and his administration are once again under attack, the city’s problems with gun violence, as those killed last weekend, at least 11 people and 70 others injured.
“Our souls are burdened with,” Emanuel said in response. “It is unacceptable, in every neighborhood happen of Chicago. We are a better city.”
Although the “Windy City” ended last year with 650 murders, down from 771 in the previous year — a total of the combined number of murders in New York and Los Angeles exceeded.
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The staggering have led to numbers in the calls for change, as well as of those who prefer other leadership overall.
As the city is dealing with ongoing violence, here is who has called for the mayor to rescind call on, so far.
Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper, cried the mayor in his recently released song, “I Might Need security.”
In addition to the announcement that he had acquired, the Chicagoist, a website that covers the Chicago news and culture, Chance the Rapper also called for Emanuel to step down in the song, “I Might Need Security”, which was released in July.
“And you, Rahm’re finished, I expect that resignation,” raps Chance, whose first name is Chancellor Bennett, in the song.
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Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) 19. July 2018
In a November 2017 city Council meeting, the 25-year-old singer also concerns with regard to a $95 million new police training Academy to instruct police officers in the Wake of a Federal find that you to the use of excessive force against black residents.
Chance the Rapper he suggsted the money in the direction of the city public schools and mental health programs. The mayor allegedly walked out of the meeting not long before the rapper voice.
.@chancetherapper says Chicago should be to spend millions on under-funded schools, not on a new $95M police Academy, he says, the city can’t afford. Mayor Rahm Emanuel left the chamber, before his remarks. pic.twitter.com/G2npZCr32l
— Bill And Ruth HART (@Bill And Ruth HART) 8. November 2017
Rev. Gregory Livingston
Rev. Gregory Livingston.
A longtime critic of Emanuel, Rev. Gregory Livingston, a prominent pastor in the Chicago area, reinforces change his claim after the police dashcam footage showed the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in the year 2014, Rolling Stone reported. Chicago officer Jason Van Dyke fired 16 shots at the 17-year-olds, the folded wore a small knife with its blade. The incident made headlines across the country and sparked protests in the city. Van Dyke is still waiting on their trial.
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More recently, Livingston spoke out against Emanuel in front of a large anti-violence March in July. Talk in the town hall days prior to the event, the reverend said he and other protesters don’t have to, the mayor, the support or consent, they cried to the Emanuel and Eddie Johnson, the superintendent of the Chicago Police Department to step down.
“The reputation of the people said ‘cream,'” Livingston, according to The Chicago Tribune. “So how, then, can you get back to your own regime change? How do you intend to sanctions of its own termination? How stupid, naive and self-hating, do you think, are we?”
Protesters March on the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago. The protesters shut down the highway in an attempt to put pressure on public officials to address the gun violence, the hundreds of people living in some of the poorest quarter.
Around 200 protesters in the city marching through several of Chicago’s wealthy neighborhoods have properties days before the murders with the aim of drawing attention to gun violence as well as corruption and the lack of economic investment in the city in the poorer areas, and African — American neighbor.
The protesters briefly shut down the Chicago, Lake Shore Drive on Aug. 2, also demanded the resignation of Johnson and Emanuel for not adhering to stem gun violence.
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“There are too many murders in Chicago, there are too many police killings in Chicago,” Tio Hardiman, one of the demonstration organizers, told The Associated Press. “It’s time to change the narrative in Chicago.”
Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis and the Associated Press contributed to this report.
Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.