The board found that officers exaggerated the threat 17-year-old Laquan McDonald posed to justify Jason Van Dyke shooting the black teen 16 times.
I wasn't sure, this morning, if a jury of our peers would judge Dan and me criminals. This morning, here in Minneapolis, six
Chicago is lost. Where's the outrage? Where is the disgust? Since the 2015 Thanksgiving Eve release of the Laquan McDonald
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December 17, 2010 Tunisia: Street trader Mohamed Bouazizi sets himself on fire in protest against police harassment. The
The artist opened up about his experiences for Vevo's "Why I Vote" series.
The eventual and tormented release of the Laquan McDonald shooting death video in January pulverized Mayor Rahm Emanuel's
The city's inspector general had originally recommended 10 officers be fired.
They can contest the decision before the Chicago Police Board.
Don't they see a fellow human being lying there?
To the misguided folks, who use legalized murder of black men as an opportunity to publicly chastise the black community, shame on you! Valid concerns or not, the timing of your crusade will never be appropriate.
Kids are watching people, real people, die on their TV and computer screens. If not on cable news, then on YouTube, and no one can comfort them with the assurance that after the video ends the people they see will get up and go home laughing.
America is divided and hurting, and police-community relations is one big part of that hurt. But there will be no healing between black and blue, no unity, without justice. The cameras are not going away.
Only about 30 people showed up to the first of a series of four forums designed to gain insight into Chicagoans' true feelings towards their police department.
As a White person, I will never know the extent of this sort of pain. I can, however, offer some modest advice to other White folks who are trying to figure out how to be good allies on a day like today.
White speakers vowed to be more vocal allies for racial equality amid their White peers, some even pledged to groom leaders
Voices for Illinois Children will honor Doubek, Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Mark Brown and WBEZ Chicago Public Radio State