05 Aug 2019

Invoking Massacres In Dayton And El Paso, Chicago Police Chief Spreads Disinformation About Bail Reform

In the wake of massacres in Dayton and El Paso, Chicago police chief Eddie Johnson once again promoted misinformation about bail reform and how it has fueled gun violence in Chicago. Seven people were reportedly killed, and at least 46 individuals were injured in shootings that took place from Friday

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19 Feb 2019

#ChiMayor19—Episode 3: Two Chicagos, One Neglected And Heavily Policed

Listen to the episode of “#ChiMayor19” with journalist Aaron Cynic by clicking the below player: In conjunction with reporting from journalist Aaron Cynic on the Chicago mayoral election, Shadowproof is producing a limited podcast series, “#ChiMayor19,” featuring Aaron. A new episode will be posted after each of Aaron’s reports on

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18 Jan 2019

Laquan McDonald’s Family: Jason Van Dyke’s Sentence Reduces Laquan To ‘Second-Class Citizen’

Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to six years and eight months in state prison for second-degree murder. He killed a black 17 year-old named Laquan McDonald. It was the first time 

that a Chicago police officer was sentenced to prison for a shooting in

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24 Sep 2018

Prosecution Presented Fairly Strong Murder Case Against Former CPD Officer Jason Van Dyke

State attorneys prosecuting Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer accused of murdering 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, finished presenting their case on September 20. The defense called its first witness September 24. The key moment so far in the trial known for the 16 shots Van Dyke fired—his entire magazine—came

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19 Sep 2018

Death Of Jon Burge: Commander Set Standard For Police Terror In Chicago

Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge was involved with several officers in the torture of more than 110 black men. He was never held fully accountable for the trauma inflicted on black communities and died on September 19. At the trial for former Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is accused

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Chicago Police Officer
13 Jan 2017

Justice Department Report Shows Chicago Police Routinely Use Violence And Lie About It

The Justice Department released the results of an investigation into the Chicago Police Department’s record of unlawful policing, including the routine use of brutality or deadly force against residents. The city of Chicago, police, and leadership within the CPD and its police officer union “acknowledge that a code of silence

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13 Jan 2017

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Chicago Police Illegally Spied On Activists, Residents With Stingray Surveillance

A federal lawsuit against Chicago police alleges officers employed cell site simulators or Stingray spying devices in violation of the First Amendment rights of innocent citizens during a “Reclaim Martin Luther King Jr. Day” action on January 15, 2015. Chicago-based organizations, activists, and residents came together for a protest and

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13 Apr 2016

Task Force Lambasts Chicago Police Department’s Decades-Long Record Of Systemic Racism

The Chicago Police Accountability Task Force released a report, which shows the deep and systemic problem of racism within the Chicago Police Department.

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14 Feb 2016

Journalist Yana Kunichoff Discusses ‘Fraternal Order of Propaganda’ in Chicago

In Chicago, there is a notorious individual, who is part of the city’s police union. He spreads disinformation to media by going to scenes immediately after police kill civilians and then fabricates narratives that benefit the officers involved. His name is Pat Camden. Camden comes off as someone who is

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Activists form a blockade in Chicago to demand justice for those killed by police. Screenshot from video by Project NIA
16 Dec 2015

Sixteen Bodies, Sixteen Shots: Blockade Honors Laquan McDonald & Others Killed By Chicago Police

Each of the activists represented one of the 16 shots Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke unloaded into Laquan McDonald’s body on October 20, 2014.

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