Chicago's mayor wants to hire 'hundreds' of new cops

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Chicago’s mayor Rahm Emanuel stated late last week that he plans on hiring “hundreds” of new police officers to patrol the city’s streets in an effort to get an edge on crime. The plan was leaked by a city council member late Thursday evening [September 1, 2016] and reported the next day, Friday—an ever-increasingly popular travel day that turns a three-day weekend into a four-day romp.

The Chicagoist reports the mayor’s latest move didn’t go over well with activists in the city (as you can imagine) who have been calling for Rahm’s resignation over the execution of Laquan McDonald, and a re-routing of funding from police to social services.

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