24 May 2018

Activists Sue To Stop Chicago City Council Vote On Funding For Police Compound

Update – 5/25 3 PM ET: Judge denied a motion for an injunction, which allows vote to proceed. The No Cop Academy Coalition filed a complaint in a circuit court in Cook County to prevent a City Council vote on a funding measure for a $95 million police training academy.

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Erica Nanton was the only organizer able to participate in the public comment period during a city council meeting. Photo by Rick Majewski.
23 May 2018

No Cop Academy Campaign Successfully Stalls Vote On Funding Chicago Police Compound

The No Cop Academy coalition succeeded in postponing the vote on a funding measure for a $95 million police training compound in Chicago.

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#NoCopAcademy protest in Chicago - March 28, 2017. Photo by Kevin Gosztola.
28 Mar 2018

No Cop Academy In Chicago: Black Students Hold Hours-Long Sit-In At City Hall

Chicago students on spring break spent the day at city hall protesting Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s plans for a $95 million police training center.

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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

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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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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.

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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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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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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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