Gun violence has plagued Chicago for years, but one of the city’s most influential liberal leaders made light of the problem during a recent speech. During remarks at conference of union activists earlier this month, Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis said that pension negotiations can feel like a street shooting.
“‘Take this cut or nothing’ — that’s not a choice,” Lewis said. It’s like being asked “you going to shoot me here or here?” she said.
“I’m still shot — this is Chicago,” she said.