CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says he's proposing several plans to curb youth violence, including adding more police officers at schools during dismissal times and increasing funding for after-school programs.
Daley's proposals comes a day after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Chicago to discuss teen violence following the beating death of a 16-year-old student.
During a news conference at a youth art center, Daley called for more communication between police and schools. He says he plans to use $1 million from the city's parking meter revenue for an after-school jobs program.
Earlier Thursday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson suggested the city train parents as patrols to make sure students get to school safely.