Similarly, Cook County Board Commissioner Richard Boykin says the stalemate is indirectly fanning the gun violence plaguing city neighborhoods because it threatens funding for police, education and social services. Emanuel, he says, shares part of the blame: “As the mayor of a city of about 2.7 million people, you have to work with the governor, you have to work with the County Board president, and the governor has to work with the city.”
CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin called on an investigation into why it took five days to find the body of Cameron Sanders in the Des Plaines River.
MELROSE PARK — Did authorities bungle the search for a boy missing in the Des Plaines River?
A Cook County commissioner and a congressman are calling for an independent investigation into how the emergency response unfolded after 16-year-old Cameron Sanders fell into the Des Plaines River in Melrose Park.
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin is asking for an independent investigation into how a search for a Villa Park teenager, who had gone missing after jumping into the Des Plaines River, was handled by various law enforcement agencies.
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin joins Justin to discuss what can be done to curb the use of social media for broadcasting crimes. Commissioner Boykin talks about his meetings with Facebook this week, the ways to get people to report crimes that they see on social media, the role that government can play in hindering online crime and harassment and the positive and negative consequences that social media has on the community.
CHICAGO — The Reverend Jesse Jackson and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin are meeting with Facebook executives in Chicago today.
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.