Chay, an organizer with BYP 100 Chicago, speaks out against police militarization and brutality at a Tuesday evening rally in downtown Chicago. Photo by Emily Brosious. Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in downtown Chicago Tuesday evening to...
An off-duty Chicago police officer is...
The excellent, young Chicago rapper Tink — who you may have heard featured on the Future Brown track of our last playlist — just put out a new track yesterday in response to the lack of an indictment of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Mike Brown. In moments like these, I am so thankful for […]
A lot of challengers : At least nine candidates filed to run against Emanuel.In addition to Garcia and Fioretti, they include: municipal consultant Amara Enyia, former Ald. Robert Shaw, Chicago police Officer Frederick Collins, businessman Willie Wilson, Fenton C. Show More Summary
Tuesday at Copernicus Community Center in Chicago, IL, President Barack Obama addressed the riots and protests going on throughout the country in reaction to the grand jury announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will...Show More Summary
Here’s everything to read when you’re chilling after turkey. Youths being awesome: A group of young people from Chicago traveled to Geneva to testify on police violence. Ebony Go ahead, be angry. The Toast Why did doctors stop giving women orgasms? Sociological Images You must read this op-ed by Orange is the New Black actress Diane Guerrero. Show More Summary
The rap new jack is back with something highly appropriate for today Tink “Tell The Children” On the day following the tragic and disturbing news coming out of Ferguson, Missouri regarding Michael Brown’s killing, Chicago’s daughter Tink has let loose
About two dozen members of the Chicago chapter of Black Youth Project 100, an organization of young African-Americans focused on economic empowerment and fair treatment by police for black people, plus decriminalization of marijuana, started a sit-in Tuesday morning in front of Mayor Rahm...
Bad ideas : An off-duty Chicago Police officer has been stripped of his arrest powers after he allegedly fired multiple times at an off-duty suburban cop who tried to pull him over after suspecting he was driving drunk, law enforcement sources said Monday.No one was hit by the gunfire, which happened about 4 p.m. Show More Summary
Police departments have been preparing for the worst.
Involuntary manslaughter...haha, wink wink : A Chicago man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal shooting in Hyde Park Friday night.Police say Paris Walker-Rush, 25, fatally shot another man inside of an apartment in the 5200 block of South Cornell shortly after 9 p.m. Show More Summary
On December 11th, delegates from We Charge Genocide will tell their story live and direct, and speak to future plans for organizing around police violence and accountability in Chicago. [ more › ]
Well, if you're at HQ, it's either someone looking for a promotion or bedbugs: There are some unwanted guests inside Chicago's Public Safety Building.The 35th and Michigan Avenue location has a bedbug problem.Both the Chicago PoliceShow More Summary
Police say brazen thieves crashed into suburban Chicago mall, and drove into the high-end store, where they grabbed luxury bags and more
Four men shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side on Wednesday are casualties of an ongoing conflict along Chicago Avenue where control of drug sales sometimes leads to weekslong bouts of violence, according to policeShow More Summary
But the lawyers involved think the best defense is a good offense - or at least an offense that will inflame a jury: A south suburban man has been charged in the beating of an off-duty Chicago Police sergeant who allegedly started the fight when he made a racist remark in an elevator in a downtown parking garage last month.Joseph E. Show More Summary
Richard A. Rizzo, a 17-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, has amassed a rap sheet so lengthy that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy wants Rizzo fired. Why has it taken this long for someone to act? [ more › ]
This blogaround brought to you by wind.Recommended Reading:Luam and Hakima: [Content Note: Police brutality; racism] Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Black Self-Defense in the Wake of FergusonDon: Jane Byrne, Chicago's First Female Mayor, Dies...Show More Summary
A 24-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department was gunned down in front of her 2-year-old grandson by the boy’s father, authorities said.
This post originally appeared on Reductress.com. After years of incompetence and racial profiling among its forces and in light of the popular new podcast, "Serial," Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched an innovative new program replacing...Show More Summary