Saturday, May 7, 2016

““My neighborhood has lots of gangs, lots of drugs, lots...

""My neighborhood has lots of gangs, lots of drugs, lots of violence. I've been in this area my whole life and it's gotten worse since I grew up. I liked Emanuel in the beginning because he had programs for youth, summer jobs to keep them off the streets. But he went a whole year without saying anything about Laquan McDonald, and that was terrible." — Tierra Cooper, 25, lives in Englewood, on Chicago's South Side, where she's afraid to send her 7-year-old son outdoors without intense supervision.

6 months ago, protesters took to the streets in #Chicago after the release of video showing a white police officer shooting a black teenager named Laquan McDonald 16 times on a Southwest side street. A recent @nytimes poll questioned residents of the city, which has been upended in recent months by revelations of questionable actions by the police, threats of a teachers' strike, a school funding crisis and an uptick in violence. Across neighborhoods and races, residents followed the case, and 56% consider the shooting unjustified. This #nytweekender, we're sharing portraits from #Chicago by @alyssaschukar." By nytimes on Instagram.

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