Ward Room
Covering Chicago's nine political influencers

Quinn Disagrees With Daley on Gang Summit

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Quinn Disagrees With Daley on Gang Summit
Quinn Disagrees With Daley on Gang Summit

Getty Images

Pat Quinn (D) is running for Governor of Illinois: The current governor took over Blagojevich's seat in January. | Read Full Profile

advertisement

Gov. Pat Quinn Wednesday said he did not support Chicago Police Supt. Jodi Weis' decision to meet privately with West Side gang members two weeks previous. 

"I don't think those are the ones you want to be talking to," Quinn said.

Quinn said a better way to address violence is to go after guns on the streets.

Mayor Daley recently defended Weis' approach, saying that it's important for there to be a dialogue between gang leaders, the community and the police.

Quinn then pivoted to renewing his criticism of his opponent, State Sen. Bill Brady, for not doing more to oppose assault weapons. Quinn has no legislative record on guns, while Brady has voted several times against restricting gun purchases. Brady has called Quinn's criticisms a "distortion" of Brady's voting record.

Leave Comments