Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Police Chief Garry McCarthy today. Mayor Emanuel and now former Police Chief McCarthy were at the center of a high-profile crisis, with protests, some led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, calling for their removal.
Protesters reportedly shut down the Apple Store, Niketown, and the ritzy Water Tower Place shopping mall on Black Friday, causing what some are estimating to be millions of dollars in losses for those and other businesses. Protests continued this weekend, as a group of demonstrators carried a coffin to City Hall, Jackson’s weekly community rally included calls for a federal investigation of the Emanuel administration, and the NAACP ventured to the city to take part in demanding justice.
NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks was even reportedly arrested with several seminary students and others during protests Monday.
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