Tag: Chicago

More Police Cover-Ups in Chicago

Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority has concluded that the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Cedrick LaMont Chatman by a police officer in January 2013 was justified. But the original investigator, Lorenzo Davis, disagrees with this assessment and insists the use of deadly force was unnecessary. Chatman was shot and killed almost…

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…

Rev. Jackson Leads Chicago Protesters Over City's Yearlong Cover-Up

More than 2,000 protesters tookto the streets in one of Chicago’s busiest shopping districts during Black Friday following the release of a graphic video last week showing the year-old murder of a Black teenager by a white police officer who shot him 16 times. The video, which the city of…

Chicago Investigator Fired After Reporting Unjustified Police Shootings

Lorenzo Davis, a former Chicago police chief who went on to be an investigator for the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA), has been fired after concluding multiple civilian shootings by police were unjustified. According to Davis, in the cases in which officers involved in shootings were exonerated, he never received…

Chicago Cops Posed With Guns Over Black Man Dressed With Antlers

By Michael Nam Chicago Police Department wanted to withhold the photograph featuring former police officers, Jerome Finnigan and Timothy McDermott, appearing like trophy hunters over a Black man lying on the floor with antlers tied to his head, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The disturbing photo may have been taken…

The Misery That Is Black Baltimore

By Michael Nam Baltimore’s current dire situation can find its roots in a history of crushing poverty, a segregated populace, and long-running police brutality. The Black population of the city has suffered considerably through booms and busts of the U.S. economy, with little in the way of relief. A city…