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In Chicago -- new questions today about the political leadership of that city's mayor the man who was the former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.
Murders and gang activity are up drastically in recent months one of the most recent victims a seven year old girl.
Shot and killed by a stray bullet while selling candy.
Outside of her home.
But Chicago mayor former White House chief of staff Emanuel is defending the anti -- tactics that he and the police superintendent.
Have in place in the numbers in Chicago.
Trace Gallagher they are staggering as you look at the number of people killed just this past weekend.
And it's and it's -- remember that Rahm Emanuel Megan made attacking the street game problem in Chicago wait cornerstone of his administration but again put these numbers on the screen you're exactly right.
The numbers do not favor Rahm Emanuel I mean the number of homicides in Chicago.
The same time this year to last year up 39%.
You mention that seven year old girl.
Other children also getting caught in the crossfire but mayor Emanuel and the police commissioner say it's the policies.
Of the previous administration that failed not the new policies the old policy used hundreds of special strike units to actually go and in saturate the crime ridden areas.
The new policy keeps police in specific areas you see the mayor right there at a press conference listen -- him talk about his new policy putts.
We put him on in our neighborhood animator commanders in our area responsible.
I'm not happy.
-- -- content.
Hungarian -- know that.
With the level of gun violence.
Related to gangs.
The mayor the police -- hoosiers -- flooding those areas saturating this kind of like putting a band aid on a gunshot wound but now the former police commissioner.
And to Chicago Alderman.
Whose -- -- are those gang ridden areas and issued a blistering.
Attack on Rahm Emanuel and the police commissioner.
Saying the gains are now running freely because they no longer fear those strike units consider this.
Chicago had the same number of homicides last year as new York city New York City has triple.
The population Rahm Emanuel is vowing to continue with his policies that -- thank you.
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