Protesters criticize Chicago mayor's plan
CHICAGO - About two dozen protesters gathered outside Chicago's Malcolm X College, where Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivered a speech outlining his plans to combat the surge of violence plaguing the city this year.
The demonstrators were holding up signs demanding Emanuel adopt a civilian police accountability council they want to investigate police misconduct.
They say the board Emanuel is proposing is a farce because they believe it will be controlled by the mayor and does not have a set budget.
One of the demonstrators, Pamela Hunt, said "Malcolm X would be turning over in his grave" if they weren't protesting.
The mayor's speech came a day after the city announced it was going to hire several hundred additional police officers to combat violence.
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