A Black Lives Matter protester interrupted a United States Conference of Mayors event in Washington Wednesday calling on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign. Goggans stood silently holding a sign that said '16 shots and a cover up #LaquanMcDonald #ResignRahm.' Others in the room chanted 'Black Lives Matter.' McDonald was a black teenager who was shot to death 16 times by a Chicago police officer. Emanuel has been fighting for his political life amid high-profile police shootings of young black men in Chicago, and the subsequent response from city officials. Emanuel said Chicago is working to build more trust between residents and police.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.