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There has been and will continue to be skepticism. Is this real? Are you just doing this for the cameras? No, it's real. And we're going to continue to be here rain or shine because I know that if we can change the fortunes of this neighborhood, we can do it anywhere in the city, we will move as fast as the trust builds.
We need gun trafficking multi-jurisdictional strike forces to disrupt the flow of illegal guns that are coming into our city, i and other mayors across the country have been beating this drum since day 1 of President Joe Biden for assistance presidency. ... My expectation is that those strike forces will be at work here shortly.
You tell them that you have these really restrictive gun laws where people can’t get guns to defend themselves, criminals would rather go and buy guns out of state and then commit crimes where the gun laws are really restrictive because no one else can protect themselves -- and yet liberals still think they are making an argument for gun control.
Here in Chicago, the word' Lollapalooza' has always been synonymous with summer, great music and four days of unforgettable fun -- which made last year's decision to postpone it all the more difficult, now, less than a year later and armed with a vaccine that is safe, effective and widely available, we are able to bring back one of our city's most iconic summer music festivals.
I understand, having investigated many of these shootings, that officers are in many instances called upon to make split second decisions, particularly in instances like this one where there's a gun, nonetheless, a traffic accident, a traffic incident should not result in the death of anyone. So, we have more work to do to be sure.
Let’s be clear. An adult put a gun in a child’s hand. A young and impressionable child. And one who should not have been provided with lethal force. A weapon that could and did irreparably change the course of his life, this happens way too often in our city. And it’s way past time for us to say, ‘no more.’.
If those agents are here to actually work in partnership and support of gun violence and violent cases, plugging into existing infrastructure of federal agents, not trying to play police in our streets, then that's something different, but the proof is going to be in the pudding. It's too soon to say if this is a value add or not.
I have great concerns about that particularly given the track record in the city of Portland. I spent a lot of time yesterday talking with the mayor or Portland to get a sense of what has happened there. We don't need federal agents without any insignia taking people off the streets and holding them, I think, unlawfully. That's not what we need.
They need to stop beautifying Lake Shore Drive and do something for these people. Lake Shore Drive is beautiful enough. [W]hat we need is for the union to come back to the table to bargain in good faith, spend the time actually getting a deal done, face to face with us, and not off to the side in a caucus.
It wasn't a playground, it was a park. It wasn't seven dead. It wasn't 52 wounded in one incident, which is what this suggests. And it's misleading, it's important when we're talking about people's lives to actually get the facts correct, which one can easily do if you actually cared about getting it right.
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