Now the Black Caucus is Pissed
- Members of the City Council’s Black Caucus threatened Thursday to withhold their votes to ratify Chicago’s next police superintendent if they’re not allowed to question all three finalists before Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes his pick.
Normally aldermen get to question and confirm the new superintendent only after the mayor makes his pick. But Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th), chairman of the City Council’s Black Caucus, said these are not normal times.
They aren't normal? And here we were thinking it was:
- As of Thursday, 132 murders, nearly double last year;
- 111 of them unsolved;
- 32 innies and 100 outies;
And the racial breakdown as follows:
- Asian - 1
- Black - 95
- Black Hispanic - 1
- White - 6
- White Hispanic - 29
None of those numbers are "spin" - those are cold hard facts. Seems perfectly normal, but you go right on and tell us when the body count reaches "normal" there Roderick.