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Body cameras for all city police officers by 2018

Body cameras for all city police officers by 2018

By Metro Reporter

September 26, 2016

Chicago police officers will be required to wear body cameras while on patrol in all 22 districts within the next two years, according to a Sept. 18 press release from the Chicago Police Department.The ann...

Sexist comments show Kasich is no GOP savior

By Associate Editor

April 25, 2016

At an April 15 town hall in Watertown, New York, a woman in her first year of college at St. Lawrence University asked GOP presidential candidate John Kasich what he would do as president to protect women like her from sexual harassment and assault, according to a Politico article published the same day.Kasich initially responded with sympathy for sexual assault victims, even pointing out he has teenage daughters, but his wa...

CPD should not be able to ditch body cams

April 18, 2016

In the third fatal shooting this year by Chicago Police Department officers, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest April 11 during a chase in which he was suspected of driving a car involved in a shooting earlier the same day, according to an April 13 Chicago Tribune article.A video posted to Facebook by someone in the neighborhood at the time of the shooting showed officers gathering around the boy and shining flashlights aro...

Government must be held responsible for Flint crisis and its solutions

February 1, 2016

All around the country, we are watching the greatest environmental crisis in decades unfold. We are waiting for the governments—local, state and national—to expedite the remedies.In April 2014, city officials in Flint, Michigan, officially changed the city’s water source from the much-admired Detroit water system to the highly polluted Flint River to cut costs. This caused immediate problems including harmful water qualit...

On Dec. 1 Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the Task Force on Police Accountability. 

Mayor announces task force, residents propose ordinance

December 7, 2015

Following the video release of Laquan McDonald being fatally shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer and within hours of firing Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Dec. 1, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announ...

Students honor the dead | The Columbia Chronicle

November 2, 2015

Columbia’s Latino Alliance celebrated the Day of the Dead with a parade that started outside of the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building and ended in front of the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. Students of all ba...

CPD body cameras protect public

By Editorial Board

October 6, 2014

The Chicago Police Department is following the lead of other major U.S. cities that have begun pilot programs to place pager-sized body cameras on officers’ uniforms.CPD is in the initial planning stage of the program, which is intended to protect the department against misconduct lawsuits. The department is currently discussing implementation with unions, and CPD officials have also met with the Cook County State Attorney...

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