Mayor Johnson Speaks Out Against Chicago Violence

Mayor Brandon Johnson is speaking publicly for the first time about the violence in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend.  Johnson said the violence we saw this past weekend was a “manifestation of community disinvestment, poverty, trauma that our city has struggled with far too long.”  The mayor added that building a safer Chicago means addressing the root causes of crime with a comprehensive and collaborated approach.  His comments come after more than 50 people were shot over the holiday weekend, including eleven who died.