After a 13-month investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice released a 164-page report Friday detailing the abuse of force by the Chicago Police Department (CPD). According to their findings, officers’ brutality often goes unpunished — especially when its perpetrated in communities of color.
Emanuel’s speech comes after two weeks of protests in Chicago, following the release of a 2014 police dashboard video of an officer shooting a black teenager.
For all the rage African Americans bear for what others do to us, we need to also spare some indignation for what we are doing to ourselves. Over half the murder victims in this country last year were black, an obscene number that cries out for black people — for all people of conscience — to stand up and give a damn.
The U.S. Justice Department will open an investigation into the Chicago Police Department after protests over how it handled the case of a black teenager shot by a white police officer, a person familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
Larry Wilmore examined the news from Chicago on the shooting death last year of black teenager Laquan McDonald, and the long-running effort by the city to cover up information about it.
Chief ousted after mass protests over a white officer’s shooting of a black teenager 16 times, department’s refusal to release video for more than a year.
When public officials refuse to release a video that shows alleged misconduct by a police officer, you should only expect the worst. That’s particularly true in Chicago.
The police union president said union members were helping Van Dyke’s family raise the amount needed for Van Dyke to get out of jail.
A white Chicago policeman was charged on Tuesday with murdering a black teenager, a prosecution that was speeded up in hopes of staving off a fresh burst of the turmoil over race and police use of deadly force that has shaken the United States for more than a year.