Former Chicago police officer Dimitri Roberts predicted the downfall of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday, and said he’s approaching his “last stand.”
Roberts said Emanuel’s plan to redeploy police officers is not going to help stop the violence and thinks the Democratic mayor’s response is too little too late. (RELATED: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Faces Backlash For Favoring Illegal Immigrants Over American Citizens)
“That’s never been enough. There’s been redeployments. I was part of redeployments. That’s not enough resources. That’s not enough people,” Roberts said. “That’s not going to curb the violence in Chicago. It never has and it’s not going to do it this time. That’s an 11th hour response and that response is just not good enough at this point.”
Roberts said President Donald Trump should allocate more federal resources to help curb violence in Chicago and address the wave of violence spreading across the nation.
“One, more resources. Two, at a national level, looking at not just how these issues are addressed in Chicago, but how these issues are addressed throughout the nation,” he said. “These issues are going on in every major city in this country. And it has to be addressed on a national level. I can’t stress enough that these under-resourced communities are feeling the brunt of what’s happening and that has to change. The president can do something about it with the stroke of a pen, as we know.”
Roberts said Emanuel’s time in office is drawing to a close as he continues to bleed support.
“I think that this is Rahm’s last stand,” Roberts concluded. “The reason for that is the folks that could have helped Rahm stay in office are in the graveyard, unfortunately. And, yes, the president needs to go there. It’s his duty and his responsibility to ensure that all Americans are protected and taken care of at this point.”
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