Teens Speak Up At the Anti-Violence Summit
It started like any Mayor Daley public event. He came out on stage. Everyone clapped. But a high school student broke from the panel format and accused police of bringing guns and brutality into neighborhoods. Daley was taken aback.
DALEY: They blame the police. Blame the police. Blame your parents. Wait, the police aren't to blame. Everyone's to blame.
Ron Holt, a Chicago Police officer and father of slain student Blair Holt, also responded to the criticism.
HOLT: Not one time have I ever worked with a Chicago Police officer who had been accused of allegedly bringing a gun into a neighborhood. So that to me is a misnomer and actually, I'm quite offended.
The program continued with a panel discussion on violence and other teen issues.