Laurence Miller will testify that Jason Van Dyke feared for his life when he shot Laquan McDonald, and that this mortal terror helps explain the discrepancies between his and other police reports and the videotape of the shooting.
“People try to get out of jury duty, but what we find is that once they are actually on a jury they take it seriously and they want to get it right.”
Was the police shooting of Harith Augustus justified? Is Blue Lives Matter for white cops only? Three black Chicago-area officers talk about what things look like from where they stand.
The reenactments in Jordan Rome’s video series are designed so white people will empathize with the victims—and then take action.
Derived from dozens of interviews, a series of eight monologues shows a wide range of perspectives.
Also, there’s speculation that Forrest Claypool’s days at Chicago Public Schools are numbered.
Also, pending a Cook County judge’s decision, CPS is hoping that it will be in a position to decide the final day of the school year by May 1.
Also, even former governor George Ryan thinks the state budget impasse is a disaster.
Also, state rep Christian Mitchell proposes legislation to eliminate money bond in Illinois courts.
Also, the opening site of the Chicago Women’s March, now expecting around 50,000 participants, has been moved again.
Also, a lot of Illinois elected officials are skipping the Trump inauguration.
Also, the head of the local Fraternal Order of Police responds to the DOJ report.
But it was also the year many citizens became convinced that reform is impossible.
Before Chicago activists set up camp at Homan Square, Ferguson activists camped across from police headquarters for 47 straight days.
Even the Dallas tragedy is a poor rationale for a “Blue Lives Matter” law in Chicago.