“This report is a blueprint,” said Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, who led the task force alongside Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. “It offers us hope for the future going forward.”
CHICAGO — Congressman Danny Davis joined Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, and Reverend Jesse Jackson among others in the wake of the shooting death of Davis’ 15-year-old grandson.
Cook County Commission Richard Boykin, in a statement Thursday afternoon, called on the federal government to step in, urging Congress to amend the federal terrorism statute to classify gang violence as a form of domestic terrorism.
CHICAGO — Congressmen, county commissioners, and church leaders gathered at a community center in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood to host what they called an emergency gun violence summit today. They were hoping by bringing everyone together, the discussion could somehow pave a path for peace. Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin organized the summit.