02 Dec 2015

Chicago Police Scandal Exposes Homan Square To New Criticism

Victims of Homan Square say they faced torture, abuse and deprivation of their constitutional rights in Chicago Police’s infamous black site.

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01 Dec 2015

Laquan McDonald Cover-Up Brings Down Chicago Police Chief Garry McCarthy

Chicago Police chief Garry McCarthy has been fired after evidence of a police cover-up of Laquan McDonald’s death lead to widespread Black Friday protests.

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Screenshot of video of Chicago Police Press Conference.
25 Nov 2015

Rahm Is Wrong: Officer Who Killed Laquan McDonald Represents Chicago Police

Before releasing a video of white cop killing black teen Laquan McDonald, Chicago’s Mayor insisted the officer was not representative of the city’s police.

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24 Nov 2015

After Coverup Fails, Chicago Cop Charged With Murder Of Laquan McDonald

The case against Jason Van Dyke marks the first time in Chicago’s history that a police officer faces criminal charges for an on-duty shooting.

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19 Oct 2015

Homan Square Lawsuit: Chicago Police Allegedly Abused & Framed Black Men for Drug Offenses

Three black men from Chicago sued police officers and the city of Chicago for detaining them at Homan Square and subsequently framing them for manufacturing and delivering heroin. The lawsuit, which the People’s Law Office filed on October 19 [PDF], is one of a handful of complaints brought against police

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