Ward Reports february 18, 2022

Ald. Daniel La Spata (1) tweeted a GoFundMe link and wrote “Hope you’ll join me in contributing to support Jordan, who was the victim of the recent shooting at the Point. He’s a generous and kind young man and he absolutely deserves our support.”  

Ald. Matt O’Shea (19) tweeted “Thanks @Ald_Reboyras for signing up for this year's Chicago Polar Plunge supporting @SpecialOChi See you at the beach!”  

Ald. Michael Rodriguez (22) tweeted a statement on the committee passage of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposal to sue gang members and seize their assets, writing “this effort is misguided and based on ineffective and outdated attempts to reduce violence in our communities...this ordinance will not lead to any meaningful reduction in crime or gun violence, and I will ask the City Council to oppose the ‘Victim’s Justice Ordinance.’”  

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) tweeted “My colleague @RossanaFor33 just asked Chicago's Deputy Mayor for Public Safety what evidence exists that civil asset forfeiture helps prevent crime. His answer: he had a conversation with an unnamed county officials who said it works.  

What? That's the "evidence"?”  

Ald. Andre Vasquez (40) tweeted a statement Lightfoot’s proposal to sue gang members writing, “moving this legislation forward should be of concern to all Chicagoans.”  

Ald. Tom Tunney (44) in his latest newsletter wrote “This past week, I was proud to celebrate Black History Month by speaking at the official renaming of Agassiz Elementary to Harriet Tubman Elementary. In a CPS district first, it was the students themselves who advocated for the name change and selected the new name. Harriet Tubman represented the best aspects of America and the students could not have chosen a better name.” 

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