Calls for Rahm Emanuel’s Resignation Flood Social Media Following Release of Laquan McDonald Video


Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy hold a press conference to address the arrest of Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke on November 24, 2015, in Chicago. (photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy hold a press conference to address the arrest of Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke on November 24, 2015, in Chicago. (photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

 

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Colleen Connolly | NBC Chicago | Reader Supported News | November 27, 2015

On Wednesday morning, the hashtag #ResignRahm was trending on Twitter in Chicago

 

hicago residents and activists have taken to social media following the release of the dash-cam video showing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald to call for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has come under fire recently for his stance on the release of the video.

On Wednesday morning, the hashtag #ResignRahm was trending on Twitter in Chicago. More than a week before the video was released to the public, Emanuel said it would be premature to release it due to the ongoing FBI investigation.

Critics attacked Emanuel, along with Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, for the 13 months it took to file charges against Officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times, and release the video to the public.

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