06 Nov 2019

Black Man Tortured And Wrongly Imprisoned For 26 Years Sues Chicago Police Who Were Associates Of Jon Burge

A lawsuit was filed in Chicago against police officers who were closely associated with Jon Burge, the disgraced commander who oversaw a regime of torture employed to coerce confessions. The regime spanned from the early 1970s to the 1990s.

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Maria Hernandez, a student who lives on the west side of Chicago, speaks at a press conference before city council vote on May 25. Photo by Aaron Cynic.
30 May 2018

Chicago City Council Members Lash Out At Young Black Activists Opposed To Cop Academy

Chicago City Council members attacked the No Cop Academy coalition on May 25 before voting for a funding measure for a $95 million police training complex.

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Viaduct. Photo by Kevin Gosztola.
15 Nov 2017

Chicago’s Attack On The Homeless: After Tent City Evictions, People Are In Hiding

As temperatures drop, Chicago officials remain committed to ensuring homeless people are unable to erect “Tent Cities” in the Uptown area.

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Chicago Police Training Center. Photo via City of Chicago.
20 Sep 2017

Chicago’s ‘Green Zone’: Community Coalition Opposes City Plans For Massive Police Training Compound

Chicago community organizations contend a new police training center will expand the city police force’s “capacity for violence.”

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Chicago Police. Photo by John W. Iwanski (usachicago) on Flickr.
07 Jun 2017

Journalists Sue Chicago Police For Records On ‘Heat List’ Used For Predictive Policing

Chicago journalists sued the police for refusing to release records that may reveal their computerized predictions on who will likely engage in gun violence.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks on October 5 about the passage of an ordinance to create a Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA). Still image from City of Chicago broadcast.
06 Oct 2016

Rahm Emanuel Resists Citizen Oversight Of Chicago Police

By not establishing a civilian oversight mechanism as part of this push for police reform, Rahm Emanuel showed he does not trust Chicagoans.

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Chicago Police Officer
01 Feb 2016

‘The ACLU Effect’: Chicago Cops Blame Changes To Stop And Frisk Policies For Spike In Violence

Chicago cops blame the ACLU for a spike in violence, even though there is no evidence the change to stop and frisk policies is responsible for shootings.

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05 Jan 2016

Another Chicago Cover-up: Judge Orders New Trial For Police Who Killed Darius Pinex

In the latest Chicago cover-up, a judge ordered a new trial of the police that killed Darius Pinex after a city lawyer deliberately withheld evidence.

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09 Dec 2015

Rahm Emanuel Condemns Police Code of Silence Which His Administration Enabled

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel condemned Chicago Police corruption while deflecting criticism of his administration’s involvement in a corrupt police culture.

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07 Dec 2015

How Chicago Police, IPRA & State’s Attorney Covered Up the Murder of Ronald Johnson

The State’s Attorney was incredulous when asked about a coverup, saying, “I don’t know what coverup you’re referring to. I’m not covering anything up.”

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