Met By Protests, Trump Promises Cop “Surge” in Chicago
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FEATURING MARJ HALPERIN – President Donald Trump during his first visit to Chicago as President, was met by mass protests. Thousands of Chicagoans marched and rallied, including in front of Trump Tower holding signs that included references to his impeachment.
Trump was in the city to address the Conference of Police Chiefs which Chicago’s own chief Eddie Johnson boycotted. Trump repeatedly slammed Johnson during his speech, blaming him for the city’s notoriously high homicide rate. He also ominously promised a “surge” of police officers in the US. Using terminology usually reserved for war zones, he described how his Attorney General William Barr would, “announce a new crackdown on violent crime… targeting gangs and drug traffickers in high crime cities and dangerous rural areas.”
Marj Halperin, Board member of Indivisible Chicago.