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If police shooting video had been released sooner, would Emanuel be mayor? - Chicago Tribune


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Without the black vote, Rahm Emanuel would not be the 9.5-fingered boss of Bartertown.

Black political figures would have been uneasy standing with Rahm. They would have run away. They couldn't stand with him.

So Emanuel buried the video. And black politicians and clergy got busy getting out the vote for Rahm. He won the April 7 runoff election, and only then did he have the aldermen vote to pay a $5 million settlement to the McDonald family.

If the video had been out, if Chicago had watched it before going to the polls, Emanuel would have lost the black vote. You'd have to be a meat puppet to think otherwise. And you're not a meat puppet, are you?

But just to make sure of my theory, I called the one guy who'd know: Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, the mayor's opponent in the 2015 election.

"Yes," Garcia told me over the phone. "That video would definitely have changed the political environment.

"The rug would have been pulled out from under many political leaders' feet. Things would have been different," he said.

Wow.

For some reason, when I type in stash name, usually it auto-finds stashes, but now I can't select in the drop down menu.  I have to retype it all out exactly for it to stash where I want.

Also, how do I delete a stash, such as a mistyped stash that was created as a new stash?

That's weird that it's not auto finding stashes. Will see if I can replicate and fix that. 

We don't currently have stash deleting. It's on my to do list. 

For now just go to the stash page and click the title to change the name to anything else and you'll have another stash you can use later. 

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