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(In These Times) With Rahm Out, Chicago’s Black Youth Demand Mayoral Candidates Side With Communities—Not Police

Amara Enyia, the most recent candidate to announce her bid for mayor, claimed a position to the left of her competitors. Enyia is a West Side resident who has put in time organizing on the ground with GoodKids MadCity and believes that policing is not the answer to violence. Enyia wants to look beyond the issue of the police academy and reimagine not only the $95 million police academy budget but the entire $10 billion budget of the city. “It’s about critiquing the city’s priorities and about the fact that the way the city invests its resources is a reflection of those priorities,” says Enyia.

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