Activists Sue to Stop Vote on Funding for Chicago Police Compound

One of the attorneys representing the coalition, asserted the City of Chicago, through elected officials, “engaged in a series of acts designed to tamp down dissent, eliminate debate, and avoid discussion on funding issues related to this particular police facility.”

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The No Cop Academy Coalition filed a complaint in a circuit court in Cook County to prevent a City Council vote on a funding measure for a $95 million police training academy. Attorney Brendan Shiller, who is one of the attorneys representing the coalition, asserted the City of Chicago, through elected officials, “engaged in a series of acts

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The Breaking of the Rainbow Coalition and the Rise of the “Negro Imperialist”

Black Panther Fred Hampton’s state-sponsored assassination on December 4, 1969, marked the beginning of a reactionary counter-revolution that has seen not just the rise of corporatism and militarism and right-wing ideology, but the cultivation of a sell-out black leadership.

At a rally outside the U.S. Courthouse October 29, 1969, Dr. Benjamin Spock, background, listens to Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther party speak at a protest against the trial of eight persons accused of conspiracy to cause a riot during the Democratic National Convention in 1968. (AP/stf)

On Thursday, December 4, 1969, at about 4:30 AM, three unmarked Chicago police cars and a panel truck left the 26th Street office of the Cook County state’s attorney and headed west. The lakefront air was bitterly cold, and the vehicles moved deliberately past the empty lots, gutted warehouses, and walk-ups that dotted the city’s west side like

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Chicago Police Sued Over Abuse Of Disabled Citizens

In the United States, one-third to one-half of fatal police incidents involve someone with disabilities and a quarter of victims of police violence are people with a mental illness.

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2015, file photo, Chicago police officers line up outside the District 1 central headquarters in Chicago, during a protest for the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Special prosecutor Patricia Brown-Holmes announced Tuesday, June 27, 2017, that three Chicago police officers were indicted on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke in the killing of McDonald. The indictment, approved by a Cook County grand jury, alleges that one current and two former officers lied about the events of Oct. 20, 2014 when Van Dyke shot the black teenager 16 times. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty File)

The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois on Wednesday continued the push for reforms in the Chicago Police Department by filing a lawsuit claiming it mistreats people with disabilities in black and Latino communities. In August, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan sued the police department for alleged discrimination of black and Latino

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Alleged Chicago Assault Reignites Issue Of Hate Crimes Against Whites

As Chicago authorities waited before filing hate-crime charges against four young adult blacks for an alleged attack on a white disabled man, the Internet raged.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, on the hate crime and other charges filed against four individuals for an attack on a man that was captured on a Facebook video. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP)

(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 white man. The arrests by the Chicago Police Department resulted in part from what appeared to a livestreamed video

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Chicago Cops Who Broke “Code Of Silence” Face Deadly Retaliation

Two Chicago police officers face threats after blowing the whistle on fellow cops who were demanding bribes from drug dealers in the housing projects of Chicago.

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Two Chicago police officers say they have faced retaliation and suffered from PTSD since they blew the whistle on a gang of their fellow cops who were demanding bribes from drug dealers in the housing projects of Chicago. We speak with one of the whistleblowers, Shannon Spalding, and with reporter Jamie Kalven, who documented their ordeal in a

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‘Shocking’ Video of Chicago Police Shooting Black Teen Released

Video footage showing the details around Chicago police fatally shooting 18-year-old Paul O’Neal was just released. 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 I have seen," Michael Oppenheimer, the

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