Thu, 24 April 2008
Daley plans meetings on Chicago violence
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says he'll meet with more than two dozen officials from religious groups, police, schools and social service agencies to talk about a recent spate of gun violence in the city. Daley plans to use Friday's meeting to discuss what's causing the violence and how to stop it.
The scheduled meeting at the mayor's City Hall office comes after five people were shot to death in a South Side home Wednesday following a weekend of shootings that left dozens wounded or dead.
Daley is a strong proponent of gun control and says access to guns is the problem. He says people are settling their differences with guns.
But the mayor says the recent violence isn't tarnishing Chicago's reputation.
Category:general -- posted at: 8:33pm CDT