Originally posted June 6, 2016
** Covering up the police murder of Laquan McDonaldso that he could win an election.
** Shutting down 50 schools, half the city’s mental health clinics, and allowing CHA housing to crumblewhile the CHA sits on $440 million in the bank and flips its property for yuppie housing.
** Shoveling millions of tax payer dollars to wealthy real estate developers to build luxury hi-rises, a DePaul basketball area, and another hotel for Obama’s Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker’s Hyatt chain, while the homeless are forced to sleep underneath bridge viaducts.
** Brutalizing our communities while de-funding them. Chicago has the 3rd highest cop per civilian ratio of any city in the nation, yet fails to discipline cops who beat and kill, particularly black and brown youth.
The city over-spends on cops but fails to fund public education, jobs and other programs for youth. It gives money to the rich but fails to fund affordable housing and mental health. The result is we live in a tinder box of violence.
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