Tag Archives: Chicago

Alleged Chicago Assault Reignites Issue Of Hate Crimes Against Whites By
(ANALYSIS) — The meaning and enforcement of the Illinois hate-crimes statute seems destined for intense scrutiny with the arrest this week of four young black adults in Chicago in connection with the assault of a mentally disabled...
Code Of Silence Took Ugly Turn In Chicago Police Corruption Case By
The Chicago Police Department fiercely covered up officer misconduct after it was exposed by two cops working with the FBI, according to a four-part investigation published by The Intercept on Thursday. A team of officers working in public housing developments in the South...
‘Shocking’ Video of Chicago Police Shooting Black Teen Released By
New video footage revealing the disturbing details of Chicago Police officers fatally shooting 18-year-old Paul O’Neal amid a stolen car chase were released Friday, with police preparing for “civil unrest” over it. “It is one of the most horrific things...
Hey ISIS, You Suck’: Say US Muslims With Giant Billboard By
What would the Prophet Muhammad think of the Islamic State group? Not much according to a non-profit US Muslim organisation that launched a poster campaign in the US this week. Sound Vision used a giant billboard in a suburb of Chicago, saying “ISIS sucks”, quoting...
Task Force Lambastes Chicago Police For Decades Of Systematic Racism By
Published in partnership with Shadowproof. The Chicago Police Accountability Task Force released a report, which shows the deep and systemic problem of racism within the Chicago Police Department. Moreover, policies institutionalizing racism are not limited to the present...
Chicago Vets Are Keeping These Students Safe In Dangerous Neighborhoods By
Veterans in Chicago are keeping students safe in one of the most dangerous regions of Chicago by being present as the students walk to school. The Safe Passage Program, founded in 2011 by a non-profit organization called Leave No Veteran Behind (LNVB), has two purposes:...
ACLU: Chicago Police Monitoring Protest Groups ‘Unsettling’ By
CHICAGO  — The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois says reports of Chicago police monitoring peaceful protest groups is “unsettling” and is calling for City Council hearings. The group issued a Sunday statement responding to a Chicago Sun-Times report...
Black Lives Matter Victory As Chicago’s Top Prosecutor Ousted By
Chicago decided it was high time for County State Attorney Anita Alvarez to leave office Tuesday. Alvarez attracted widespread condemnation for her unwilligness to charge 68 police officers for their involvement in fatal shootings, including the killer of 17-year old Laquan...
‘The ACLU Effect: Chicago Police Blame Change To Stop And Frisk For Spike In Violence By
This article was published in partnership with Shadowproof. Numerous Chicago police blame the American Civil Liberties Union for the escalation in gun violence, even though there is no evidence the change to stop and frisk policies is responsible for more gang members shooting...
A Small Group Of Chicago Cops Cost The City $34M In Settlements By
A group of 124 Chicago police officers has cost the city $34 million in misconduct settlements since 2009, according to a newspaper report. While the officers represent a fraction of the police force’s roughly 12,000 officers, they are identified in nearly a third...