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Commander Evans: #1 in Chicago for Excessive Force

Tio Hardiman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Why it is so hard for Superintendent McCarthy to take away Commander Glenn Evans police powers after the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) recommended that he be stripped of his duties as a police official?

Cop's Horrifying Rant, Alleged Beating Caught On Tape

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

A lawsuit filed in Chicago claims police officers physically and verbally abused the manager of a tanning salon and massage parlor during her arrest l...

Chicago Police Plan Surge In Street Patrols To Combat Violence

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.01.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — With the number of shootings in Chicago already climbing with the temperatures, police are being dispatched by the hundreds on overti...

NATO 3 Sentencing Raises Questions About Police Spying in Chicago

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.29.2014 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

On Friday, April 25, 2014, the three young men dubbed the NATO 3 -- Brent Betterly, Jared Chase and Brian Jacob Church -- received sentences for the offenses of "mob action" and "possession of an incendiary device with intent to commit arson."

After Shoplifting Altercation, Officer Dragged By Car: Cops

AP | Posted 11.29.2013 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — A police officer answering a call of alleged shoplifting at a Chicago area department store open on Thanksgiving evening shot the dri...

Rahm Touts Police Foot Patrols, But Murder Rate Is Still High

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Chicago

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Tuesday his program to flood violent neighborhoods ...

Man Allegedly Threw Bottles Of Feces And Urine At Police

Posted 09.05.2013 | Chicago

A homeless man accused of hurling bottles of urine and feces at Chicago police was arrested in the city's Uptown neighborhood on the North Side Wednes...

Uncle Sam, Peeping and Listening to Us All

Donna Marie Williams | Posted 08.10.2013 | Chicago
Donna Marie Williams

In Chicago, on the South and West sides, police surveillance cameras, with their branded flashing blue lights, checkered borders and official insignia, have been peeping the activities of the citizenry from atop light poles since 2003.

McCarthy Announces Police Foot Patrols Targeting High-Crime Areas

Posted 03.26.2013 | Chicago

While Chicago's top cop is crediting a new strategy of police swarming high-crime areas of the city with last month's decreased homicide rate, he hope...

City's Homicide Rate Dips, Police Overtime Surges

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Hundreds of Chicago police officers are hitting the streets on overtime every night in dangerous neighborhoods, the latest tactic by Mayor ...

Police Arrest 38 Alleged Gang Members In Drug Bust

Posted 03.03.2013 | Chicago

Chicago police busted up two South Side drug operations and arrested 38 suspected gang members to close out a pair of targeted missions earlier this w...

NRA Wrong: Guns Are Offensive, Not Defensive Weapons

Barbara Popovic | Posted 04.27.2013 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

Appearing on the latest edition of CANTV's Chicago Newsroom, author and publisher of We the People Media Ethan Michaeli takes on the NRA, whose instructors, he said, trained him in the use of firearms.

Will City Take Action On Cop Beating Verdict?

AP | DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Will the city act? That's the question many Chicagoans will be asking Wednesday – a day after the dramatic conclusion of a civil tri...

A Steady Rain

Kevin O'Donnell | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts
Kevin O'Donnell

Playwright Keith Huff's A Steady Rain is simply among the best police dramas you will ever see on a stage.

Rahm Defends Police Tactics As City Homicide Rate Spikes

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 07.10.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Chicago's mayor and police superintendent publicly defended their new gang-fighting strategy Monday amid growing criticism that the changes...

Third World America 2012: A Country At War With Itself

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 09.05.2012 | Chicago
Janet Tavakoli

On the Fourth of July, comedian Chris Rock tweeted: "Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren't free but I'm sure they enjoyed fireworks." Chris Rock disowns the holiday with tongue-in-cheek. Well right back at you Mr. Rock.

Remembering the Reality of Torture

Sid Mohn | Posted 08.26.2012 | Chicago
Sid Mohn

Today, on the International Day for the Survivors of Torture, let's remember that torture is alive and well, even here in our own back yards, and knowing this fact is the first step to changing it.

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 4

Mark Cassello | Posted 08.19.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

One month after the NATO summit, what have we learned? A new generation of youth who did not grow up in the shadow of the Cold War are beginning to ask questions about NATO, and the demonstrations offered them potent answers.

67 Wrongful Convictions, Zero Accountability at Chicago Police Department

Locke Bowman | Posted 08.19.2012 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

There are 67 cases in which the Chicago Police collected "evidence" of serious wrongdoing against a person who turned out to be innocent. That's a number to be ashamed of.

Wrongful Arrest, Brutality Lawsuit Deluge Tarnishes Chicago Police NATO Glow

David Ormsby | Posted 08.15.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

There have been five wrongful arrest and brutality federal lawsuits filed against 19 Chicago Police officers in the last 60 days. For those who were actually charged, the charges were dropped, and it has all been ignored by the Chicago media.

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 3

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

Almost two weeks after the NATO summit, what have we learned? Among a long list, all media coverage failed and the 99 percent fought each other.

12 Activists Arrested, 5 Officers Hurt In Mag Mile Scuffle

Posted 06.07.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Twelve protesters were arrested -- and five police officers were treated for minor injuries -- early Wednesday evening during a confr...

10 Takeaways From the Anti-NATO Demonstrations, Part 2

Mark Cassello | Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

When the NATO summit descended upon Chicago with the full weight of the global military industrial complex, what did we learn?

South Side Man Charged With Murdering His Roommates

Posted 05.31.2012 | Chicago

Updated story While disagreements between roommates are often par for the course, police say a South Side Chicago man snapped and killed both of hi...

White Sox Thank Cops For NATO Service With Free Tickets

AP | Posted 05.22.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Chicago police officers will get free tickets to a White Sox game as a thank you for their service during the NATO summit. Chicago White S...