Posts tagged "Garry McCarthy"

CeaseFire? Do the names El Rukn and Jeff Fort ring a bell?

In an act of desperation, Chicago has handed over $1 million to  CeaseFire, an anti-violence organization that counts ex-felons among its “interrupters” who try to calm street disputes and thus prevent shootings. Well, I wouldn’t know what else to do if I were Chicago’s police superintendent Garry McCarthy, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the City Council and... Read more »

Chicago protesters, get a grip

Chicago’s aging hippy, dippy yippies and their spawn have a legitimate point in their opposition to Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s crackdown on potentially violent public protests. By anticipating such conduct at May’s G-8 and NATO summits here, do the new proposed rules infringe on the constitutional right of free assembly? Marilyn Katz, an anti-war activist in... Read more »
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