CHICAGO (CBS) — Activists on Sunday demanded changes in the systems that have failed to protect children from abuse.
“All of these people are standing outside because we refuse to accept that; that we decided that we’re longer going to accept that little Black girls are not important to the city, to the Police Department, to services – this is a structural failure,” said activist Essence McDowell, “and all of these systems that are constantly failing Black girls need to be dismantled immediately.”READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Warming Trend Continues, Rain Chances Persist 3 Men Injured In River North Parking Garage Shooting, One Identified In Video As Rapper Lil Reese; Officer's Gun Also Accidentally Discharged
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Protesters on Sunday called out the Chicago Police department and Department of Children and Family Services. The activists say they won’t rest until there’s accountability and systemic reform.