Bongino on Chicago Gun Violence: 'It's Time to Let Cops Be Cops'
Former NYPD officer Dan Bongino suggested the possibility of new leadership in Chicago after at least 60 people were shot in the Windy City over the weekend.
"I'm not suggesting that Democrats or Republicans have all the answers here," Bongino said. "But maybe it's time for new people. You deserve better."
More than 1,600 people have been shot in Chicago this year, including three children who were recently wounded while playing basketball. Residents said after the shooting that the situation is so bad, children are being kept indoors for their safety.
The bloody weekend comes after the city's police department reported a 10 percent drop in shootings and murders last month.
Demonstrators took to the streets of Chicago last week to call for Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel's resignation, blasting his administration for failing to curb the city's gun violence epidemic.
Bongino said Monday that the shootings represent a "stain" on America and that "it's time to let the cops be cops."
"Those people there deserve better. These are American citizens living in a place with zero opportunity, where you could walk out of your house and be killed," he said.
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