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Emanuel confident police will keep city safe

This weekend concern is up about the violent attacks in downtown Chicago.  In the last week alone, dozens of arrests have been made but the attacks continue to happen. They often involve large groups of youngsters.

In a press conference on Friday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that police can keep the whole city safe.  He said, "I'm confident as it relates to not just this weekend, but during the week and every weekend in every neighborhood. And that we have a strategy of putting police on the street which is where we need to put those resources."

Emanuel says additional police and undercover officers are being deployed downtown. Many of the assaults and robberies happened near the Michigan Avenue shops and in broad daylight.

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