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  • Chicago's Youth Push Back Against Mayor's Proposed "Cop Academy," Demand More Investment in Communities

    By Erin Glasco and Debbie Southorn, Truthout | News Analysis

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (C) and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (R) attend a police academy graduation and promotion ceremony in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on June 15, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images)Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson attend a police academy graduation and promotion ceremony in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on June 15, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images)

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has manipulated a Department of Justice finding that Chicago Police routinely used excessive force on Black and Latinx people into a proposal for a police training facility in a perennially disinvested and majority Black neighborhood. But a Black youth-led campaign is pushing back, demanding more investment in schools and communities instead.

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