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A majority of Chicagoans wants Rahm to resign, and pressure is building for him to do so. It has now come out that Mayor Rahm Emanuel's top aides knew the details of the murder of Laquan McDonald months earlier than the date when Rahm claimed to have learned about them. And a new video of another killing of another unarmed man has just exposed more lies.
Can you help keep the pressure on by signing the petition for Rahm to resign?
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel oversaw the withholding from public view -- for more than a year -- of a video of a police murder of a teenager.
The police officer who shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times, continuing to shoot his motionless body on the ground, has now been indicted for first-degree murder.
The video was kept secret for 13 months, during which time Emanuel never corrected the blatant lies by the Chicago Police Department that maintained the victim had lunged at the police with a knife just before he was shot. The video shows this to have been a complete fabrication.
A mayor willing to cover for the murder of his constituent is no mayor at all.
Click here to demand Rahm's immediate resignation.
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