Mayor Richard M. Daley and Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis joined today elected officials, concerned residents and faith-based leaders at an anti-violence rally and march which stepped off the steps of the Immaculate Conception Church, 8758 South Commercial Avenue.
The Mayor and Superintendent Weis urged residents to become more involved in their communities, end the code of silence that protects criminals and work with the Chicago Police Department to fight the conditions that breed crime in some of the city’s most vulnerable neighborhoods.
“The Chicago Police Department and its CAPS division work hard to remove the conditions that breed crime in our neighborhoods and to break the code of silence that protects the gang bangers, dope dealers and criminals and cause havoc on the lives of our children,” said Mayor Richard M. Daley.
“The essence of CAPS is community involvement. We need you to become the eyes and ears,” he said. “If you see crime, report it. If you know of criminal activity, report it,” added the Mayor.
As he has stated in the past the Mayor said that the City of Chicago will work hard in Springfield and Washington D.C. to end the gun show loophole and reinstate the national ban on assault weapons.
There is no substitute for strong gun laws that keep weapons out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them in the first place.
“We will continue to march in our neighborhoods against crime and challenge more people to come forward to end the code of silence that wrecks havoc on our communities.”