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Thousands of Protesters Disrupt Black Friday in Chicago

*Black Friday in Chicago’s busy commercial district has been foiled by thousands of demonstrators protesting the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, for which a white police officer was charged this week with first-degree murder. Protesters clogged the streets of Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile,” where police and private security guards stood outside of posh outlets like Tiffany […]

Laquan McDonald Killing Prompts Protesters to Target Black Friday Shopping Areas

*(Via MSN News) – After days of protests in Chicago since the release of a video showing a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer, demonstrators were poised to disrupt Black Friday shopping with a march through the heart of the city’s most famous retail district. Demonstrators scheduled the march today, Friday, […]

Kim Foxx Vows Reform for Chicago After Laquan McDonald Case

*The fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke and the release of a video showing the incident is shining a light on law enforcement in Chicago as well as next year’s race for Cook County State Attorney, the city’s top prosecutor. Although current prosecutor Anita Alvarez generated headlines and made […]

President Obama’s Statement Regarding Laquan McDonald Murder

*Yesterday (11-25-15) President Obama took to his Facebook page to comment on the newly released dash-cam video footage detailing the fatal encounter between 17-year-old Laquan McDonald and officer Jason Van Dyke. In his statement, the president said he was “deeply disturbed” after seeing the video, but also thanked residents of his hometown for remaining calm […]

Video of Chicago Police Officer Shooting Laquan McDonald Released (WATCH)

*Following up on a story we posted earlier, Chicago officials have released a video of Jason Van Dyke, a white police officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald, a black teenager last year. The move came on Tuesday after a judge’s order last week to release the squad car dash-cam footage. McDonald, 17, was shot 16 times […]

Erased Burger King Footage in Laquan McDonald Shooting Tested for ‘Tampering’

*In May, the district manager of a Burger King restaurant in Chicago said police officers deleted footage from one of their security cameras located fewer than 100 yards from where 17-year old Laquan McDonald was shot and killed. On Tuesday, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez addressed the missing footage, saying it has undergone forensic […]

Chicago Cop Charged With Murder in Laquan McDonald Shooting

*A white Chicago policeman was charged with first degree murder on Tuesday in the October 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. The announcement comes one day before the planned release of a video taken by a police vehicle’s dashboard camera showing that McDonald was shot 16 times. A state prosecutor, Anita Alvarez, said in […]

Chicago Police Ordered to Release Video of Officer Shooting Teen 16 Times

*The Chicago Police Department has less than a week to release a video of an officer fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times. Police had refused to release footage of the October 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. Investigators claim McDonald refused to drop a knife when officers confronted him while responding to a call about […]