Chicago mayor proposes more police at schools

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Associated Press

Posted on October 8, 2009 at 1:37 PM

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.

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