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Fighting crime requires a partnership between the police and the community. And we all know that this partnership has been tested in Chicago. It is a problem that has festered in this city for decades. The shooting of Laquan McDonald brought it to a breaking point.
The deck has been stacked against the kids. It's time we reshuffle the deck and put our kids on the top of that deck.
Every one of us has a role to play in rebuilding the vital partnership between our police and the community. So today I am calling on all Chicagoans to join in a comprehensive plan to confront gun violence. No matter who you are, what your background is, where you live in Chicago, this fight belongs to all of us.
The Vice Lords are ready to be a mentor. Is Chicago ready to be a mentor? The Gangster Disciples is ready to be a role model. Is Chicago ready to be a role model?
I want you to know, based on 50-to-0, we have your back.
The idea that a bunch of gang members would threaten violence against the men and women every Chicagoan relies on for their own safety is absolutely unacceptable.
Today, one of the big question marks that hung around the city because of past decisions – or past decisions that were not made – we have addressed. Every one of the city's pensions has a dedicated revenue stream ... to keep the promise not only to the employees, but to the city's future and do it in a way that does not undermine the economic well-being of the city.
This is the result of hard work and difficult decisions, which have put Chicago on path towards long-term financial stability after decades of mismanagement.
This landmark agreement is a big step in the right direction to help protect and educate the public about the true risks and benefits of highly potent and highly addictive painkillers. The use of these drugs has led to a dramatic rise in drug addiction, overdose and diversion in communities across the nation, including in Chicago.
Unfortunately, time has run out and the moment we've consistently warned about has arrived - Chicago's loss will be another city's gain.
Everything we've done – not just between taxis and ride-sharing, but in the sense of [bike-sharing program] Divvy and investing in public transportation – is to give commuters safe, reliable and comfortable choices.
We have clearly the busiest aviation systems in the country. And this was…why it's unacceptable. It was all predictable.
I don't want to see our kids punished on their education. They get one shot at it. I believe they belong in the classroom, learning.
These policies are not the end of the challenge. They are the beginning of the solution that Chicago has faced for decades. We can change the culture, piece by piece, policy by policy, to provide the safety that every resident deserves and to rebuild the trust where it has been lost.
Being Mayor of the city of Chicago is the greatest job I've ever had and the greatest job in the world. I am humbled at the opportunity to continue to serve you, the greatest city with the greatest people, for the next four years.
Mr President, I thought I was tough. But as someone who saw firsthand how close our nation came to the brink and what you had to do to put America back on track, I want to thank you for being the toughest leader any country could ask for in the toughest times any president has ever faced.
Well, to quote Tony Hayward, he's got his life back, as he would say. And I think we can all conclude that Tony Hayward is not going to have a second career in PR consulting.
There's really a substance here that matters. That's clearly a PR mistake, but he's made a number of those mistakes. What's important is: are we capping the well? Are we capturing the oil? Are we containing the cleanup? Are we filing the claims? Are we also cleaning up the mess? That's what's important.