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‘Say Her Name’: Protesters on the Breonna Taylor case and BLM movement

September 24, 2020

Following the news that officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor would not be charged with murder, protesters across Chicago peacefully took to the streets to express their anger and fatigue...

Protesters demand school board remove cops from CPS, but they will stay put for now

Protesters demand school board remove cops from CPS, but they will stay put for now

June 26, 2020

Shouts of “no justice, no peace, defund the police” echoed between buildings downtown as hundreds of activists, teachers, students, health care workers and Chicago residents marched demanding s...

CPD video series sheds light on police suicide

CPD video series sheds light on police suicide

October 9, 2017

In honor of Suicide Awareness Month, the Chicago Police Department—which has the nation’s highest suicide rates—released a video on its Facebook page Sept. 29 showing the on-the-job pressures police ...

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...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces Eddie Johnson as interim police superintendent | The Columbia Chronicle

April 4, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced 27-year-old police veteran Eddie Johnson as Chicago’s new interim police superintendent March 28 at the Chicago Police Headquarters, located at 3510 S. Michigan Ave. Emanuel sai...

Artwork completed by art organizations Project Onward and Hozhoni Foundation will be shown at “The Road Ahead” exhibit on Feb. 19 at the Bridgeport Art Center.

Artists overcome adversity through traveling show

February 15, 2016

Corinne Latorre, who has a developmental disability, entered Sophie’s Gallery in El Cajon, California, five years ago, with little confidence and many fears of artistic failure.Soon after, her art pieces st...

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...

Video release of Laquan McDonald sparks multiple protests

November 30, 2015

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets Nov. 24 following the release of the video depicting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being fatally shot 16 times by CPD officer Jason Van Dyke on Oct. 20, 2014. The ...

CPD warns South Loop residents of violent assaults

By Metro Editor

February 2, 2015

Police are warning South Loop residents of an unknown male offender or offenders whom they say violently assaulted and robbed four women between Jan. 13–27.In each case, the women were approached from behind, pushed or punched in the face and knocked  to the ground,  after which their purses and cellphones were forcibly taken, according to a community alert issued by detectives on Jan. 28.Detectives are looking for a suspect betwee...

Ferguson decision too little too late

By Editorial Board

December 8, 2014

After a grand jury’s Nov. 24 decision not to indict Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren Wilson on charges stemming from the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown, conversations about police brutality and racial profiling erupted nationwide.Ferguson Mayor James Knowles attempted to appease protesters and other disgruntled citizens at a Nov. 30 press conference by announcing that an independent civilian review board w...

‘Doxxing’ unethical under any circumstance

By Editorial Board

November 24, 2014

International activist hacker group Anonymous released the names and pictures of 23 alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan on Nov. 16—including former police officers and educators—on its website.The group, in revealing KKK members’ identities as an act of retaliation after the KKK threatened to use “lethal force” against protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, declared “Anonymous won’t tolerate racism in any form, or ...

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