Tag: Anita Alvarez

Power of the Vote: Prosecutors Handling Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice Cases Lose Seats

By Sheryl Estrada Tuesday’s presidential primary resulted in both Cook County, Illinois, prosecutor Anita Alvarez and Cuyahoga County, Ohio, prosecutor Timothy McGinty losing their seats. Citizens dissatisfied with their handling of police-related deaths of young Black males used their ballots to protest. Laquan McDonald #ByeAnita was trending on Twitter Tuesday…

Chicago Police Chief Fired in Face of Mounting Pressure

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was fired Tuesday amid growing calls for his ouster after a video released last week after more than a year showed the brutal killing of a Black teen by one of his officers. The video, which the city of Chicago resisted releasing for more than…