The reason that protesters in Chicago are now intensifying their anger, with some now getting arrested, is because they sense corruption not just around the McDonald case and not just around the department, but around the entire system.
Let's cut to the chase: Laquan McDonald's shooting and video are the wake up call to all Chicagoans that we need a New Chicago. A new mayor and a new city council.
Slivers of change amidst substantial continuity illustrate the ongoing need to fight for a more just and open city whose streets far too often have been soaked with the blood of young black men, including one whose life literally went up in puffs of smoke.
The Chicago mayor must be held accountable for obstructing justice for Laquan McDonald, activists say.
Was the creation of a domestic Guantanamo-style "black site" made inevitable by the Pentagon's practice of unloading military surplus weapons on local police departments? Maybe -- but it's remarkable how many inevitable things can be avoided if the people in charge just refuse to misbehave.
The national sense of urgency over the reckless violence that two years ago yesterday took the life of an honor roll student like Hadiya Pendleton -- who just a week earlier had performed at President Obama's inauguration -- has vanished. Yet there are signs of change here in Chicago, however gradual.
Improving policing in departments with entrenched cultures has proven a challenging endeavor. Departmental culture plays a defining role in how police officers conduct their work, and it flows from the top, or, as they say, rots from the head.
I've been out here long enough to know that after the politicians and cameras are gone; after the communal outrage subsides; I know that the culture of death still presides.
Chicago Police Superintendent McCarthy has failed to deliver in the category of reducing homicides in Chicago. McCarthy arrived in Chicago in mid-2011 to take over as Superintendent after Supt. Jody Weiss resigned.
Law enforcement and other officials are working to locate a missing Illinois college student who disappeared after checking
Chicago homicides spiked by 47.1 percent over April 2013, shootings up 65 percent, but if you opened up the news today you will likely see none of that. Instead the city awakened to yet another "not so bad" article about how crime is really down.
"You prevent shootings, you lower the murder rate. It's that simple," McCarthy said. "In a city where 87 percent of our murders
The question the public and lawmakers need to address is who would you rather meet on the streets of Chicago?
Advocating a "holistic approach" to a complex problem, McCarthy said the CPD had success in Lawndale by cracking down on
Robertson's body was still in the street as family gathered on a nearby lawn to pray. There was a sense of weary resignation
Much of the extra expense is thanks to the "Operation Impact" initiative which, beginning in February, put 200 officers on
Police say they believe Solano's fatal shooting was gang-related. In the weekend's other fatal shooting in Chicago, 19-year
“We’ve gone too much to the technology, too much to cars, horses and all terrain vehicles and not enough to the old fashioned
Proposed legislation some Chicago powers that be see as a much-needed tool to help bring down the city's well-publicized