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Easter in Chicago: 8 Dead, 37 Injured

Easter weekend was no holiday from violence, with shootings claiming the lives of eight across Chicago and leaving 37 wounded.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed the weekend’s violence Monday at a graduation ceremony for the newest class of Chicago Police Department recruits. Emanuel told the graduates he had spoken by phone to the mother of one of Sunday night’s victims of gun violence.

He said she told him she wanted the violence to stop, and that the community needs to speak and stand up.

“For a community to be safe, it’s not just about policing, it’s not just about summer jobs, it’s not just about afterschool, which is necessary, it is also about not living by a code of silence but living by a moral code,” Emanuel said. . .

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