Over the weekend, Rev. Al Sharpton organized protests in numerous cities across the country in order to get “justice for Trayvon.” The protests were in response to George Zimmerman being found not guilty by a jury of his peers a week ago. At the same time in Chicago over the weekend, six people were killed and 23 were wounded. More from the Chicago Sun-Times:
Six men were killed and at least 23 people — including a 6-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night.
Asked Sunday about Chicago’s reputation in the wake of another violent weekend, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he’s primarily “concerned about the safety and security of our neighborhoods, and our residents.”