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Chicago Does 360, Decides to Release Cedrick Chatman Shooting Video

*Weeks after vowing to improve transparency regarding incidents involving police, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his administration looks to be making good on that with allowing the release of a video showing the 2013 shooting death of Cedrick Chatman, an unarmed black teenager, by a police officer. USA Today reports the administration’s decision on Wednesday […]

Chicago Cop Who Shot Laquan McDonald Pleads Not Guilty

*The white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Chicago. Jason Van Dyke faces six counts of first-degree murder and one of official misconduct in the 17-year-old’s death. Dressed in a dark suit and blue striped tie, he appeared before Judge […]

Officer Sought Taser Before Laquan McDonald Shooting (Listen)

*Recordings of Chicago police radio traffic surrounding the shooting of black teen Laquan Mcdonald 16 times by a white officer show that at least one of the officers who was there asked for a Taser. The recordings obtained Wednesday by WMAQ-TV through a Freedom of Information Act Request show that one of the officers pursuing […]

Jason Van Dyke (Cop who Shot Laquan McDonald) Wants Venue Change for Trial

*(Via JetMag) – An attorney for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black teenager said he is considering asking for a change of venue because of comments Mayor Rahm Emanuel made about his client. Jason Van Dyke will appear in court Friday to formally hear the charges […]

Chicago’s ‘Magnificent Mile’ Bracing for #BlackChristmas Protests

*The “Magnificent Mile,” Chicago’s famous stretch of upscale shopping malls and high-end restaurants – not to mention the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, and the Trump Hotel – is about to be home to the next round of protests against police shootings, this one set for New Year’s Eve under the hashtag #BlackChristmas. The upcoming protests […]

Chicago Protesters Out in Force Against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, S.A. Anita Alvarez

*Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel apologized for the 2014 police shooting death of Laquan McDonald, but protesters still want him out of office, as well as Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, who is also under fire for her office’s role in the investigation. Demonstrators by the hundreds filled the streets of downtown Chicago on Wednesday, calling […]

Chicago Top Cop Had Dozens of Citizen Complaints Against Him

*A top Chicago police official is finding himself in more hot water, according to prosecutors who reveal that there were dozens of citizen complaints against him on file. The revelation came Tuesday (Dec. 8) during the start of the trial of Glenn Evans. The police commander— who allegedly shoved his gun down the throat of […]

Justice Dept. Launches Civil Rights Probe of Chicago PD

*The Chicago Police department is the latest target of the U.S.  Justice Dept. At issue – patterns of racial disparity in the use of force by Chicago police officers. The entire department will be investigated as part of a wide-ranging probe that could lead to calls for sweeping changes, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced […]

Police Appear to be Looking at Missing Laquan McDonald Video in New Images

*The mystery surrounding the nearly an hour and a half of missing video surveillance footage from the night Laquan McDonald died may be on its way to being solved as new evidence has surfaced that suggest police may have been the last ones to view the footage at a Burger King near the scene of […]

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Fires Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

*The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has been fired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, sources said Tuesday. The report says McCarthy was called into City Hall on Monday and when he left City Hall he still had a job. But overnight, the mayor called McCarthy to tell him he was out. […]

Chicago Cop (Jason Van Dyke) Who Killed Jaquan McDonald Free on Bond

*He walks among us. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Jason Van Dyke, the officer who fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, has been released on $1.5 million bond. A spokesperson for the Cook County sheriff’s department said that Van Dyke posted 10 percent of the bail set by the judge and was released. He had […]

$1.5 Million Bail for Cop Charged in Laquan McDonald Murder

*A judge set bail at $1.5 million for the Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder for fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Officer Jason Van Dyke has been in jail since Tuesday after he was charged with the Oct. 20, 2014, shooting of McDonald. Also on Tuesday, the city released dashcam video that shows the […]

Police Erased Video of Laquan McDonald Shooting: Burger King Manager

*(Via MSN News) – A Burger King manager who accuses Chicago police of erasing surveillance video in the case of a black teenager shot last year by a white officer says he has testified before a federal grand jury investigating the shooting. Jay Darshane told the Chicago Tribune that the FBI also took the video […]

Black Teen Vlogger Renounces Conservatism; Laquan McDonald Killing Convinced Him

“I’m not conservative no more!” That’s not exactly how now used-ta-be conservative vlogger C.J. Pearson put it, but the bottom line is the youngster seems to have come to his senses. If you don’t recall, Pearson is the 13-year-old African American whose stinging criticism regarding President Obama meeting with the clock-boy, Ahmed Mohamed, went viral […]