05 Mar 2018

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 7: Augusta As Backdrop For Prosecution Of Reality Winner

Kevin Gosztola was in Augusta, Georgia, during the past week to cover a hearing in NSA contractor Reality Winner’s case. It was his first time in the city, and he describes the setting as an unintentionally appropriate backdrop for the government’s prosecution. So, Rania Khalek interviewed him. The downtown area

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.

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.”

Residents hold a vigil at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house to mark the 770 people killed by violence in Chicago this year. (Photo by Kevin Gosztola)
22 Dec 2016

‘None Of Us Are Disposable’: Vigil At Rahm Emanuel’s House Marks Lives Of 770 Killed By Violence

Community organizations, faith leaders, and families gathered for a vigil outside Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house to mark the 770 people killed by violence in 2016.

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.

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.

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.

08 Dec 2015

New Chicago Police Chief Approved Fabricated Reports on Laquan McDonald Shooting

New Chicago PD Chief Escalante approved reports on Laquan McDonald’s shooting fabricated by officers, including Jason Van Dyke, who is charged with murder.

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.

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.