Hey, You Haven't Won Yet
- Three of Jesus “Chuy” Garcia’s most prominent supporters joined in an election-eve demonstration outside the mayor’s office Monday to protest Rahm Emanuel’s refusal to sign onto their demands to end police brutality and stop-and-frisk policies that they say target blacks and Hispanics.
The timing and participation of the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and County Commissioner Robert Steele begged the question about whether their motive was to embarrass Emanuel and help Garcia.
But protesters from the Community Renewal Society and the Jane Addams Senior Caucus insisted the groups are non-profits that have endorsed neither candidate.
After demanding a meeting with Emanuel for months, they finally got one on Saturday morning, but came away disappointed by the mayor’s failure to accede to any of the group’s demands.
Or maybe it's the Sun Times trying to move a few thousand votes one way or the other? Does anyone know if this is part of that group that was pushing for Rahm to meet with the criminals rightfully shot and killed by police after pointing guns at officers? We knew Jesse was in there somewhere. Whatever. We're done with this election tonight.