The US Supreme Court has refused to weigh in on these obvious racial discrepancies in the criminal justice system. Instead, it emphasizes constitutional colorblindness, which allows it to avoid confronting the judiciary’s role in perpetuating racial discrimination in the US.
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.
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