Archive for December, 2015

State’s Atty. Alvarez asks FBI to join investigation of fatal police shooting of 2

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Given Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s involvement in the cover-up of the Laquan McDonald murder and the FBI’s involvement in the framing of the Austin Seven, what is to make us believe that this is nothing more than another cover-up?

Mayor of Chicago Announces Measures to Curb Use of Deadly Force by the Police

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Judging from past history, promises of reform of the CPD by the Mayor’s office have no credibility.

Jason Van Dyke, Officer Who Shot Laquan McDonald, Pleads Not Guilty

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

As we saw in Cleveland yesterday, the judicial system in the U.S. is racist. Will it be any different this time, even if the Justice Department steps in?

Cleveland Officer Will Not Face Charges in Tamir Rice Shooting Death

Monday, December 28th, 2015

The prosecutor worked for months to exonerate the police officers. The Cleveland police once again get away with a racist murder.

Chicago Rarely Penalizes Officers for Complaints, Data Shows

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

As part of its dominant criminal culture, the Chicago Police Department routinely overlooks brutality and murder.

Quentin Tarantino stands by comments on corrupt police

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino refused to be intimidated by police threats against his upcoming movie, “The Hateful Eight,” and reaffirmed his criticism of police organizations.

Chicago Police Fatally Shoot 2, Raising New Questions for a Force Under Scrutiny

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

As an internationalized and militarized institution, the police are not trained to help those with mental issues; instead, in the U.S., they kill them. “Over a five-year period ending in 2014, officers here fatally shot 70 people, most of them black. That was the most among the nation’s 10 largest cities during the same period, according to the Better Government Association, a nonprofit watchdog group.”

Cleveland case a cautionary tale for Chicago

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

The prosecutors handling of the Tamir Rice case in Cleveland should be a red flag for the Laquan McDonald case in Chicago, or any case, nationwide, where the police are on trial before a court biased in their favor.