Can Chicago Police Really Be Held Accountable? By Ken Hare Chicago Defender Staff Writer Last week, the Police Accountability Task Force (PATF), held the second…
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Peter Liang, 27, the NYPD police officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley, has been found guilty of manslaughter, with lesser included charges of assault, reckless endangerment, criminally negligent homicide and official misconduct, CNN reports. Jurors deliberated Thursday morning, through a one-hour lunch break and into the evening. He faces up to 15 years in prison. Hurley […]
Chicago police officers opened fire while on a domestic violence call in the early hours of Saturday morning on the city’s West Side, killing two people, reports the Chicago Tribune. Police issued a statement with scant details, but, according to a Tribune source, the victims were 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and 55-year-old Bettie Jones. The victims were […]
E Notes Our Past Has Led To Our Present by Kai EL’ Zabar Executive Editor Growing up Black in America is certainly interesting, especially going…
The following video further substantiates the belief of people of color that police departments protect and serve white people and harass and intimidate black people.…
One of the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting death of Jamar Clark was sued just 10 days prior to the incident for excessive force in a separate case.
William G. Porter, 26, is charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake repeatedly stated the officers will get a fair trial in the city.
Lawyers for Tamir Rice’s family have released two outside reports that call his shooting “unreasonable and unjustified.”
In an effort to both show the power of their economic freedom while calling for a Justice Department probe into the shooting death of a Black teenager by a White police officer, Chicago protesters planned a large demonstration on the city’s Magnificent Mile to disrupt the Black Friday holiday.
A day after Chicago police officials released graphic video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being gunned down by a Chicago police officer, President Barack Obama took to Facebook express concern.