After Bloody Weekend, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Pleads For Help: ‘You’re Not A Snitch’ (VIDEO)

Source: Lisa Balde / NBC News

After another violent weekend in his city, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a message for anyone involved in the shootings that left nine people killed and 37 injured: Stop the culture of silence.

“I’d like to remind everybody that it also requires a community to step up,” Emanuel said Monday at an unrelated press conference. “You’re not a snitch, you have a role in community policing.”

The “s” word is a particularly powerful one in Chicago.

Last year a Chicago mother was arrested after she allegedly drove her son and an accomplice to shoot a person they believed was a snitch. The year before, a dying 17-year-old took the name of his killer to the grave.

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