Former Chicago police officer Dimitri Roberts is calling out Mayor Rahm Emanuel for failing to curb the city's gun violence epidemic.

Approximately 70 people were wounded and 11 were killed last weekend in Chicago, and more than 1,600 people have been shot in the city this year, including three children who were recently wounded while playing basketball.

Demonstrators took to the streets of Chicago last week demanding Emanuel's resignation.

Roberts agreed with others who have called for President Trump to ignore Emanuel's declaration that Chicago is a "Trump-free zone," and use the vast resources of the federal government to bring real change to the Windy City.


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"This has nothing to do with politics. This has to do with American lives and some of our most vulnerable citizens in our communities that need to be protected," Roberts said on "Fox & Friends."

He said Emanuel's plan to redeploy police officers to the neighborhoods most wracked by gun violence is an "eleventh hour response" that won't solve the city's problems and that is simply not good enough at this point.

"I think that this is Rahm's last stand," Roberts said, predicting Emanuel will be voted out of office in 2019.

"And the reason for that is the folks who could have helped Rahm stay in office are in the graveyard, unfortunately."

Watch more above, and see Fox News analyst and Chicago native Gianno Caldwell's emotional remarks on the city's gun violence epidemic.


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