Welcome to the Reader‘s morning briefing for Monday, March 14, 2016.
- Weather: A quick rain shower, then cloudy and relatively warm
It will be a dull, cloudy day except for a brief shower around 11 AM. Temperatures will be warmer than average, with a high of 52 and low of 44. [AccuWeather]
- Three Chicagoans, one Michigan resident charged in Trump protests
The chaos surrounding the canceled Donald Trump campaign rally at UIC Pavilion Friday evening captured the nation’s attention over the weekend. For the most part, law enforcement was able to keep the peace between Trump supporters and protesters, and only a handful of arrests were made. Two men from Chicago, Sohaan Goss and Sergio Giraldo, were charged with felony aggravated battery of a police officer. Timothy Bradford, of Chicago, and Kathleen Griffin, of Michigan, were charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting or obstructing a police officer. [DNAinfo Chicago]
- Tyshawn Lee’s father charged with shooting three people
Police have alleged that Pierre Stokes’s gang ties led to the murder of his nine-year-old son, Tyshawn Lee, last November. The latest chapter in the violent gang war between the Killa Ward faction of the Gangster Disciples and the Bang Bang Gang/Terror Dome faction of the Black P Stones is Stokes’s arrest for allegedly shooting three people, including the girlfriend of a man in police custody charged with Lee’s tragic killing. [Tribune]
- Bernie Sanders slams Rahm Emanuel, Hillary Clinton supporter
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made several appearances in the Chicago area Friday and Saturday, and didn’t miss his chance to slam controversial mayor Rahm Emanuel. If Sanders ends up winning the nomination, he would reject an endorsement from Rahm, he said. [New York Times]
- Should the CTA have “quiet cars”?
Plenty of regular CTA riders sympathized with 63-year-old CPA Dennis Nicholl, who allegedly jammed cell phones signals on the Red Line for some quiet on the train. Should the CTA designate quiet cars? [WBEZ]
- The shocking 1939 Nazi rally in Chicago
Talking heads from Bill Maher to Glenn Beck to Louis C.K. have compared the Donald Trump phenomenon to the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany. Here’s a fascinating history lesson on an actual Nazi rally that took place on the northwest side during the summer of 1939. [Reader]