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Code of Silence

What About Bob? Mad Men, Episode 12

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
James Marshall Crotty

Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon...

Presumed Incompetent: Breaking the Silence of Racism in Academia

Khanh Ho | Posted 05.04.2013 | Books
Khanh Ho

There's a hot new book making the rounds in the academic world: Presumed Incompetent. The book addresses the predicament that women of color high up in the ivory tower find themselves in -- a predicament few of us really know.

Emanuel Administration Earns Failing Grade on Police Torture and Code of Silence

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 03.06.2013 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

If 2012 is any measuring stick, it is fair to say that the new mayor is just like the old mayor when it comes to police torture and misconduct, the code of silence, and pinstripe patronage. Can we reasonably expect 2013 to be any different?

Chicago's 'Code of Silence' Case Has Legal System Bidding Against Itself

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 02.05.2013 | Chicago
Miles J. Zaremski

Private litigants have no basis to force a court to abandon its role and efforts, including a jury's verdict, once the system produces an outcome the parties don't like. They also can't cry foul and have erased an outcome produced by a system that taxpayer money supports.

No-Snitch Case Cracked: Witnesses Come Forward A Year After Slaying

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

Robert Tate took the identity of his killer to the grave. After he was shot on the West Side in April 2010, officers asked the dying 17-year-old to...

Dying Man Breaks 'Code Of Silence,' Accuses Fellow Gang Member

Posted 06.21.2011 | Chicago

It's a fact of gang culture that frustrates law enforcement and leaves countless crimes unsolved: the code of silence, the "no-snitch rule" that deman...

Creating a Safety Net for Witnesses

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

Seven months after his tragic death, the killer of police officer Michael Bailey remains at large. Detectives can't break the case until they break the code of silence.

Gang Member Could Get 10 More Years For 'Code Of Silence'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A suburban murder trial came to a screeching halt last summer, when prosecutors hit a wall due to the "code of silence." Prosecutors were arguing that...

13-Year-Old Dies After Shot 22 Times While Riding Bike On South Side

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 13-year-old boy was gunned down Wednesday night while riding his bike on a South Side street. His mother believes the slaying was a case of mistaken...

Dying Teen Refuses To Name His Murderer

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Seeing that Tate was wounded badly and probably wouldn't make it, an officer asked: Do you know who shot you? "I know," Tate told him. "But I ain't t...

Someone Knows Who Killed Percy Day And Tyrone Williams, But No One Is Talking

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Somebody knows who killed Percy Day and Tyrone Williams. But nobody has tipped the police because too many people in Chicago confuse doing right wi...