Mayor Rahm Emanuel has disgraced his office and the people he was elected to serve as mayor. His aides have been discovered coordinating a delay in the release of the Laquan McDonald video, where a white police officer shot a 17-year old boy 16 times. Clearly it was intended to protect Emanuel’s re-election campaign in early 2015. Undoubtedly, if the video had been released then, he would not be mayor today.
Rahm Emanuel is not fit to lead. The manner in which he has handled this entire situation is indicative of someone who is arrogant and self-righteous. Considering Emanuel’s abrasive reputation in DC during his time as Obama’s chief of staff, it is no surprise his staff would resort to such shady and unethical tactics.
Three thousand emails obtained by the Chicago Tribune, indicate Emanuel’s team knew as early as Dec. 8, 2014, that the shooting would likely cause a problem. Scott Ando — then the head of the Independent Police Review Authority, sent an email to then deputy chief of staff for public safety, Janey Rountree. Ando’s email linked a press release that contradicted the police union’s claim that the shooting occurred because the officer’s life was in danger. However, this was only the beginning of what would later become what appears to be an orchestrated cover-up.
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