About 200 protesters shut down a busy street in a wealthy area in Chicago expressing outrage over Chicago’s gun violence and calling for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Chicago recently recorded its deadliest weekend of he year with 66 people shot and 12 murdered. Rahm Emanuel, acknowledged that there are too may criminals on the street when they should be in jail. He also said there are too many guns on the streets, which is ironic inasmuch as guns are tightly controlled in Chicago.
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin is considering putting UN soldiers on the streets to combat gun violence, saying that UN ‘peacekeepers’, would be more suited to patrolling the streets than the US National Guard because they are better “trained” for the role. [That means they are more likely to obey orders to shoot Americans.] Earlier this year, President Trump suggested deploying the National Guard in troubled areas of Chicago, but his idea was fiercely opposed by Democrats.