Two in custody this time: Two men have been charged after gunshots were fired toward an off-duty Chicago Police officer Thursday night in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.Gustavo VillaGomez, 27, and Kevin Martinez, 20,...Show More Summary
A 15-year-old who, police said, brutalized, sexually assaulted and robbed a woman on a Chicago train was turned into police by his mom, after she recognized surveillance photos released by authorities. Deshawn Isabelle is charged asShow More Summary
Chicago Police have issued warnings for women in Logan Square and Wicker Park after a series of violent robberies in the area targeting females. [ more › ]
According to the Chicago Tribune, a mother turned in her 15-year-old son to police after seeing a surveillance tape of him brutally beating and sexually assaulting a woman on a Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line train. The whole incident was caught on the train’s video tape. Show More Summary
Well done by all: A standoff on Chicago's Northwest Side ended Friday evening after nearly six hours.The incident began when police say they received a call around 9:30 a.m. Friday reporting of an intruder/suspicious person inside aShow More Summary
In my travels around the country, I’m often asked by fellow pro-life activists how many times I’ve been arrested. They know about the many times my father has been arrested—thirteen in all—and how he was dragged through the federal courts for over 20 years in the infamous NOW v. Scheidler case. They assume that I […]
The mother of a 15-year-old boy who allegedly beat, sexually assaulted and robbed a woman on a Chicago subway train, turned her son over to police after she recognized his face from surveillance photos captured on subway cameras.
Blair Holt was shot and killed while he shielded another classmate from the bullets a gunman sprayed on a CTA bus in Chicago in 2007. His father is a police officer and his mother is a fire department chief, and that’s what they hadShow More Summary
A 15-year-old boy has been charged as an adult in the sexual assault and robbery of a woman on a Blue Line train earlier this week, police said. Deshawn Isabelle, of Chicago, was charged Wednesday with one felony count of aggravatedShow More Summary
The surprise ruling in the trial of Dante Servin, a Chicago Police officer who shot and killed 22-year old Rekia Boyd in 2012, sparked a series of protests this week in Chicago and other cities. [ more › ]
There's no question that Chicago police detective Dante Servin killed Rekia Boyd when he fired five shots at a group of people in a dark West Side alley. The question is whether his actions were justified because he had a reasonable fear that his life was in danger.
Chicago has a bigger problem with stop and frisks by police than New York had at the height of its use by New York police, and now six African American black men are suing the city of Chicago, the Chicago Police Department, CPD Superintendent Garry McCarthy and officers, who were involved in allegedly stopping and [...]
ANOTHER BLUE-CITY POLICE STATE: ‘SCANDALOUS’: Baltimore Police Spying On Cellphones And Hiding It. Chicago, NYC, Baltimore. Why do Democrats hate privacy and civil rights?
Here we go again: A group of six black men has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, and 14 unnamed police officers, alleging so-called “stop and frisk” procedures are unconstitutional. Rev. Show More Summary
Rekia Boyd On Monday afternoon, three years after he shot and killed Rekia Boyd, Chicago police officer Dante Servin had all charges dismissed against him by Judge Dennis Porter. Charged with manslaughter and reckless use of a firearm,...Show More Summary
After nearly five years, trial is set to begin next week in a lawsuit filed by the family of Jessica Mejia, a 20-year-old Chicago woman killed in a car crash caused by her ex-boyfriend. Mejia’s family is suing the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly undressing Jessica’s body after the crash and taking nude photos of her by the side of the road. Read more...
Chicago police detective Dante Servin has been found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Rekia Boyd. A Cook County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Porter ruled that the state had failed to prove recklessness on Servin's part after he fired his unregistered handgun over his shoulder from inside his car into a dark alley, hitting Boyd in the back of the head.
The Chicago Police Department's controversial stop-and-frisk policy has routinely violated the constitutional rights of mostly African-Americans who have not committed any crime, according to a federal lawsuit filed Monday. The suit was filed on behalf of six African-American men from the South and West sides and seeks class-action status. Show More Summary
Dante Servin, the Chicago police detective who was off-duty on the March 2012 night that he shot and killed 22-year-old Rekia Boyd with an unregistered firearm, was cleared on Monday of all charges. Servin fired over his shoulder, from...Show More Summary
Uber drivers tend to make the news when they commit crimes, but here's one who stopped a potential mass shooting. Police in Chicago say an Uber driver who had just dropped off a passenger around midnight on Friday opened fire on a man he saw shooting into a nearby group...