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Urban Prep Academy Students Yell "16 Shots" During Mayor's Visit

Emanuel has faced mounting criticism over the handling of the Laquan McDonald case. Last week, protesters descended on Chicago calling for Emanuel's resignation and shouting "16 shots"

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    Mayor Rahm Emanuel was heckled Wednesday during an event at Urban Prep Academy when students began shouting “16 shots, 16 shots” at the end of the assembly. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015)

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel was heckled Wednesday at Chicago's Urban Prep Academy as students began shouting “16 shots, 16 shots” at the end of an assembly to announce Emanuel's citywide strategy to expand opportunities for minority youth.

    The assembly marked the first public event in a week for Emanuel, who visits the school often to honor its 100 percent graduation rate.

    During his brief speech to students, Emanuel alluded to the city’s crisis since the release of dashcam video showing the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald, noting "it’s a particular time in the city.”    

    He also announced he will form a new cabinet for the My Brother’s Keeper program, which calls upon cities to implement a comprehensive strategy "aimed at improving life outcomes and success for minority youth."  

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    Senior members of the Emanuel administration received and sent emails about the video of the police shooting of Laquan McDonald long before the mayor said he was fully briefed, emails obtained by NBC5 News show. NBC 5's Carol Marin reports. (Published Monday, Dec. 14, 2015)

    Emanuel has faced mounting criticism over the handling of the McDonald case. Last week, protesters descended on Chicago calling for Emanuel's resignation and shouting "16 shots."

    “The Mayor recognizes that Chicagoans are understandably frustrated," Emanuel's spokeswoman said in a statement after the assembly. "He has called for systemic reform to bring safety to every community and rebuild trust where it has been lost. As part of that process he will continue to engage with residents, police, and community leaders to address their specific concerns.”

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