Last year, COPA recommended three of the officers involved be fired. They still haven’t been.
Reader co-publisher Karen Hawkins, former Reader reporter John Conroy, Aislinn Pulley, co-executive director of the Chicago Torture Justice Center, and Mark Clements, an activist and police torture survivor discussed the role of journalism in uncovering police violence.
Despite bad data and board discord, CPS renews contract with CPD.
Thirteen and a half hours of broadcasts on looting leave a day of impressions without a trace.
A City Council vote on Charles Green’s lawsuit settlement was postponed.
Police unions were born of resistance to discipline for brutality. Do they belong in the labor movement?
As more people lose faith in the state, organizers offer alternatives.
Chicagoans seek psychic relief by making a mockery of the fired police superintendent.
They may have little name recognition and no campaign funds, but the regular people running for mayor are committed to making the city thrive.
Vindication for Laquan McDonald doesn’t mean justice for majority of police shooting victims.
“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.”
Archived letters to former Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley bring up familiar concerns about unrest, policing, political divisions, and “propaganda.”
Police abolitionists continue to articulate their vision for a “a world without police.”
“You ain’t seen no gangsters like this city’s aldermen.”
The tension at Wildwood Elementary comes as the Jon Burge police torture curriculum is rolled out across the district.