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Chicago Police Accused of Knocking Black Teen’s Teeth Out

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A young Black activist who is known to use her voice to denounce violence was brutalized by police while protesting. Miracle Boyd, 18, is a member of the group GoodKids MadCity, and spoke to a crowd about the removal of Christopher Columbus’ statue in Chicago’s Grant Park. A video surfaced on the organization’s account of […]

President Trump Comments On the Jussie Smollett Case

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President Trump jumped into the beef today surrounding Jussie Smollett, the Empire actor accused of paying off people to create a false hate crime against him. Smollett faces a felony disorderly conduct charge, with Chicago police accusing him of concocting an attack in which men wearing red “MAGA” hats beat him up, called him homophobic […]

Chicago PD Intend to Charge Jussie Smollett if a False Report Was Filed

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Oh, what a tangled web we weave… Jussie Smollett is in the hot seat after there have been several reports that the openly gay actor may have possibly filed a false report to police. If that’s the case, the Chicago Police Department promises to charge Smollett for making a false police report in regards to […]

Lollapalooza 2018: Chicago Increases Police Presence

Security will be upgraded for this year’s Lollapalooza, which begins Thursday at Grant Park. The enhancements, which will include bag restrictions, more cops, and screenings similar to airports, come in the wake of October’s deadly mass shooting during a Las Vegas outdoor concert. The shooter in that tragedy also had booked a hotel room overlooking […]

Chicago PD Settle for $2.5 Million After Police Point Gun at 3-Year-Old Girl

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These type of stories are the reasons why we need to embrace the Black Lives Matter movement. It’s the reason why Colin Kaepernick took a knee. It is why African-American communities don’t trust the police. The City of Chicago recently settled a multi-million dollar suit with the family of Davianna Simmons because the Chicago Police Department […]

14 Year Old Arrested In Facebook Live Sexual Assault

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Chicago Police announced on Twitter Sunday that they had arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that had been streamed live on Facebook in March. The boy faces felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, manufacturing of child pornography and dissemination of child pornography, police said. They said […]

Chicago Police Officer Files Lawsuit Against Estate Of Teen He Shot And Killed

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Robert Rialmo, a Chicago police officer, filed a lawsuit Friday suing the estate of a teen he fatally shot, claiming the 19-year-old has caused him “extreme emotional trauma.” Rialmo is seeking more than $180,000 worth of damages. On December 26, Rialmo shot and killed 19-year-old college student Quintonio LeGrier. Advertisement Officer Robert Rialmo’s lawsuit was […]

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast Draws Protesters

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Religious and community leaders from Chicago held a protest this morning during the MLK prayer breakfast of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has been criticized considerably because of his mishandling of the police killing of unarmed 17 year old Laquan McDonald. About 20 protesters stood outside of the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago yelling “sixteen shots!”, representing […]

Update in Laquan McDonald Case: Cop Pleads Not Guilty

Tuesday morning, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke pleaded not guilty to murder and misconduct charges in the shooting of 17 year old Laquan McDonald. This high profile case started back in October of 2014 when Laquan was shot 16 times and killed by Jason Van Dyke and was caught on film. The suspended officer […]

Chicago Officer Shoots And Kills 2 After Domestic Dispute Call

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After being under extreme criticism in the past year for misuse of force and police related shooting deaths, the Chicago PD is under fire again after two people were shot and killed by one police officer in what is being described as a domestic disturbance gone awry. Around 4:30 am, officers responded to a call […]

Protestors Flood Chicago Streets After Mayor Apologizes For Police Conduct

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With the current climate of distrust between the citizens of the urban community of Chicago and the Chicago PD, protestors took to the streets of the Windy City yesterday to express their need for change of police conduct and procedure in their respective neighborhoods. The citizens have called for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel […]

Dept. Of Justice To Investigate Chicago PD Due To Laquan McDonald Shooting

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The Department Of Justice is setting out to probe the Chicago Police Department as a part of an ongoing investigation into the shooting of unarmed teenager Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. The call for a federal investigation went out when a police dashcam video of McDonald being shot by Van Dyke […]

Chicago Cop Set For Trial Three Years After Rekia Boyd Shooting

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On April 9, 2015, the Chicago police detective who fatally shot a 22-year-old woman near Douglas Park on March 21, 2012 goes to trial On Saturday, the three year commemoration was held at Chicago’s Douglas Park for police shooting victim Rekia Boyd, who died at a nearby alley at the hands of Chicago officer Dante […]

Chicago Police Use “Black Site” Similar To CIA Interrogation Facilities

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Homan Square on Chicago’s West Side is allegedly a place where suspects are being taken to be kept out of booking databases and are not allowed to contact legal representation, raising constitutional rights issues According to several reports, the Chicago Police Department has been allegedly using a one of its buildings as a secret interrogation […]