Gianno Caldwell: Chicago Has Seen a 'Mass Genocide' Under Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell addressed the recent violent weekend in Chicago, saying that the city's mayor has failed to keep its people safe.
At least 70 people were wounded and 11 were killed last weekend in Chicago.
"Since 2011, he's failed," Caldwell said of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "He's failed to keep us safe, he's failed to keep our families safe, our friends and even out-of-town visitors."
Caldwell is a native of the Windy City, and his brother survived a shooting last year that killed his best friend.
More than 1,600 people have been shot in the city 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.
Demonstrators took to the streets of Chicago last week to call for the Emanuel's resignation, blasting his administration for failing to curb the city's gun violence epidemic.
"Considering Rahm Emanuel has been mayor since 2011 and murders have gone up, what we've seen is a mass genocide in the streets of Chicago," Caldwell said, adding that unless President Trump intervenes, the only way to mitigate the violence would be to vote Emanuel out of office.
Democratic Illinois state Rep. La Shawn Ford called Chicago the "bloodiest city in America" and said the violence there is worse than the days of gangster Al Capone.
He added that Democrats need to step up if they want to work toward solving the gun violence issue.
"We must work with President Trump and we must demand that we get help," he said.
Former Chicago Police Sgt. Peter Koconis said that Democrats should "step out" rather than step up.
He said decisions by Chicago Democrats have resulted in people getting out of jail more easily.
"The Democrats are doing nothing," he said. "I don't care if you get a non-partisan person running for mayor. ... You can't let people walk."
Watch the discussion above, and see Laura Ingraham's monologue from The Ingraham Angle below.