Chicago’s ‘Green Zone’: Plans For Massive Police Compound Worries Community

A coalition of community organizations contend the center will compound President Donald Trump’s “multi-pronged attack” on communities of color and expand the Chicago Police Department’s “capacity for violence.”

Top photo | An artist's rendering of the city of Chicago's planned $95 million public safety training campus in West Garfield Park, to replace the city's police and fire training academies. (Photo: Chicago City Hall)

The city of Chicago plans to build a massive multi-million dollar training center for police and firefighters in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. But a coalition of community organizations contend the center will compound President Donald Trump’s “multi-pronged attack” on communities of color and expand the Chicago Police Department’s “capacity

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Chicago Cops Plead Not Guilty In Cover-Up Of Black Teen’s Murder

The indictment marks the latest chapter in the history of a police force dogged by allegations of racism and brutality against the city’s black residents. Both pled not guilty on all charges.

Former Chicago police officer Joseph Walsh, left, and Chicago police officer Thomas Gaffney, right, depart the Cook County Courthouse after their arraignment on state felony charges of conspiracy in the investigation of the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald, July 10, 2017, in Chicago. (AP/G-Jun Yam)

In the latest development surrounding the extrajudicial killing of teenager Laquan McDonald by the scandal-plagued Chicago Police Department, three current and former Chicago police officers pleaded not guilty Monday to felony charges of conspiring to cover up the fatal 2014 shooting of the 17-year-old Black youth by a white officer. Detective

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Code Of Silence Took Ugly Turn In Chicago Police Corruption Case

The Intercept published a massive four-part investigation exposing corruption and cover-up within the Chicago Police Department.

In a June 9, 2012 photo, on Chicago's West side, a high speed pursuit following four suspected gang members ended with the Chicago Police gang unit questioning and arresting one of them on an outstanding warrant. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

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 Side would bribe drug dealers to keep them out of jail and sabotage the

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Task Force Lambastes Chicago Police For Decades Of Systematic Racism

“Of the 404 shootings, which occurred between 2008 and 2015, 74 percent of those shot or killed were black, while 14 percent were Hispanic. Eight percent were white.”

In this March 4, 2016 photo, Martinez Sutton wears a shirt commemorating his sister, Rekia Boyd, 22, who was shot and killed in 2012 by a Chicago police officer. Sutton has been pushing for the firing of officer Dante Servin, who, while off-duty, was driving in an alley when he argued with a group of people. Servin fired several shots over his shoulder, striking a Boyd with a fatal head wound. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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 day. The Task Force report demonstrates the CPD has a century-long record

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Chicago Police Retire To Evade Punishment While Collecting 6-Figure Pensions

Since Chicago officials received a city watchdog investigation recommending six officers be disciplined for their roles surrounding the killing of David Koschman by a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, three have retired.

Chicago Police Superintendent John Escalante, left, speaks as Mayor Rahm Emanuel, right, listens, during a news conference in Chicago. As it scrambles to regain public trust shattered by the video of a black 17-year-old being shot 16 times by a white officer, the Chicago Police Department released crime statistics Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, that reveal a drop in some major crimes in the city but a significant increase in the number of homicides and shootings. Dec. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Since Chicago officials received a city watchdog investigation recommending six officers be disciplined for their roles surrounding the killing of David Koschman by a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, three have retired. Chicago police officers implicated in the wake of a political scandal within the Chicago Police Department, or CPD,

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Is Facebook Working With Law Enforcement To Thwart Protests?

Law enforcement officials hint that police departments work with social media websites in the context of “mass gatherings.”

During a conference in Philadelphia last week, law enforcement officials held a panel to discuss the ever-strengthening relationship between law enforcement and social media websites. As independent journalist Kenneth Lipp reported, officials attending the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference also mentioned they had partnered

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