It’s worth remembering that although he repeatedly insisted otherwise, Emanuel knew about the circumstances surrounding McDonald’s death and did everything in his power to push back the release of the horrific dashcam video of the teenager’s killing until after his tight race for re-election was over. For this reason alone—though there are many other good ones—Emanuel should be vocally criticized wherever he goes.


To date, Chicago’s mayor has been heckled by children, booed at a Blackhawks championship celebration and an event for the city’s 177th birthday, and, most recently, by students at the University of Michigan over his plans to build a nearly $100 million police training academy on Chicago’s West Side. To all the people making Emanuel’s life harder: Keep up the good work.