Two Facebook officials from Washington D.C., one specializing in outreach, the other in policy, met with Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin at Rainbow Push Headquarters.
“This is another example of where Springfield has put citizens at risk in their lives, in their homes,” said Commissioner Richard Boykin, Cook County Board.
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin is lead the charge on Friday in an effort to stop the growing number of crimes that are going viral on Facebook Live. Commissioner Boykin and others are asking the social media giant to shut Facebook Live down for 30 days until technology is put in place to prevent the crimes from going viral.
“I again urge all clergy, for the next three Sundays, if you will please make special announcement in your services,” said Commissioner Richard Boykin from the 1st District of the Cook County Board.
Gunfire rang out at the corner of Central and Corcoran in Chicago’s south Austin neighborhood Friday afternoon. Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin said he counted 30 rounds of ammunition on the ground.
“I saw it. It was a war zone,” Boykin said.
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin called for help combating Chicago violence Wednesday in a letter sent to newly sworn in Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking for more federal money and boots on the ground.
“We got something going here that is a state of emergency. It demands action right now,” said Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (D-1st District).
CHICAGO — A new proposal that will be introduced to the Cook County Board Monday would offer homes to City workers in what Commissioner Richard Boykin describes as “endangered communities
“This poverty, this high unemployment, this hopelessness is what is driving the violence in the streets of Chicago and we must all come together and work together for a common goal and that is to bring communities up, to revitalize these communities,” said Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin.
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and Congressman Danny Davis are holding an event Thursday afternoon calling on Aldi to keep the store open.