Rahm Emanuel’s $3 million anti-violence program was supposed to defuse Chicago’s exploding murder rate. But has it? Despite the PR spin from the Mayor’s office, the numbers don’t lie.
In summer 2012, the glare of the national spotlight was on Chicago. The city’s out-of-control murder rate demanded a response. Mayor Emanuel was under intense public pressure to show he was taking immediate action. School-age children like seven year-old Heaven Sutton were being caught in the bloody gang crosshairs. The body count was mounting. Chicago was desperate for an answer to the violence, and the funerals, and the hopelessness.
It still is. More HERE