The west side teen was a human being, not just another statistic, and he deserves a better tribute than this.
Martin Preib has accused Chicago journalists of being in cahoots with Northwestern University and others to vilify cops.
Chicago’s City Bureau is providing this generation’s version of the anguished reporters of 60s—the ones who reported because somebody had to reveal the truth.
When cops kill civilians, their union is on hand to defend them. In many cases this has come at the expense of the truth.
Chicago has a systemic problem that won’t be solved with the charging of a single officer.
Officer Alvin Weems shot an unarmed man point-blank in view of CTA security cameras. Investigators recommended that he be fired. Phil Cline promoted him.