Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel closed more public schools at one time than ever in American history.
Fifty schools in predominantly African American neighborhoods.
Now he plans to open a $95 million dollar cop school on the west side in Garfield Park.
While existing CPS schools go begging, many without even libraries, the cop school will include two buildings, including one for classrooms, labs, simulators, conference rooms, an auditorium and offices.
The second building will include a shooting range and space for “active scenario training.”
The campus will also include a driving course, skid pad and and a place for “hands-on practice in real-world situations.”
No libraries for neighborhood schools. Skid pad for a $95 million cop school.
Ironically, the Cadillac facility is being justified by calls for police training in response to years of police abuse and the killing of Laquan McDonald.
Ask for training?
Be careful what you ask for.