For a neighborhood that has tried to overcome a history of racial violence, Bridgeport's so-called "vigilantes" get support and some pushback.
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Five years ago, Kwame Raoul helped pass police reform legislation. But he had to drop the policy he says would’ve been the most impactful — and now he wants it back.
Attorney General William Barr and others spoke amid nationwide protests over racial inequality and the death of George Floyd.
In an evening address, the mayor talked about of the pain of the past week, support for businesses and police reforms she wants to enact in 90 days.
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The mayor also shot down President Trump’s threat to deploy federal troops to cities plagued by looting and violence. “Not in my city,” she said.
On hearing Trump threaten to send U.S. military troops to states, Pritzker said Tuesday the president was trying to sound like a “strong man.”
The presumptive Democratic nominee said President Trump’s actions show he “is more interested in power than in principle.”