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CPD makes changes to prevent fatal police shootings

CPD makes changes to prevent fatal police shootings

Danielle Harris

September 25, 2016


Filed under Nation & World

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) has a longstanding dicey reputation with residents of the city, but the fatal shooting of 17-year- old Laquan McDonald brought decades of mounting resentment and distrust to a head. Contradicting initial reports from officers at the scene claimed McDonald was walk...

Chicago’s new interim police chief faces major obstacles

Chicago’s new interim police chief faces major obstacles

Michael Mulvaney

April 3, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Officer Eddie Johnson has recently been assigned the daunting task of polishing off the tarnished reputation that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) accrued by its own doing, beating out three other candidates who were on a “short list” for the position. Appointed to Interim Police Superinten...

Cook County State’s Attorney’s race shrouded in controversey following Laquan McDonald case

Cook County State’s Attorney’s race shrouded in controversey following Laquan McDonald case

Jackson Danbeck

February 28, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

With a little over two weeks to go until the Cook County State’s Attorney primary election, candidates for the high office are desperately trying to whip the necessary votes. To help you wade through all the claptrap and make an educated decision, here is a preview of the office and the candidates who strive to obtain it. Read More »...

‘Justice for all?’ event addresses past and future of Black Lives Matter

‘Justice for all?’ event addresses past and future of Black Lives Matter

Edna Espino

January 15, 2016


Filed under Campus News, News

In 2011, DePaul professor Valerie Johnson turned on her television to find that George Zimmerman had been acquitted in the Trayvon Martin case. A feeling of disbelief overwhelmed her.  Read More »...

Efforts to recall Emanuel continue

Efforts to recall Emanuel continue

Manny Ramos

January 13, 2016


Filed under Metro, News

Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) held a town hall meeting on Chicago’s West Side Jan. 9 to discuss the progression of a bill that could lead to the recall of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Ford was accompanied with other sponsors of the bill along with more than 100 community members who support the recall efforts....

The new age of protesting: Protesters aim for impact by disrupting profit centers

The new age of protesting: Protesters aim for impact by disrupting profit centers

Kyle Woosley

January 10, 2016


Filed under Metro, News

Marching on Michigan Avenue during Black Friday, blocking traffic at major downtown intersections and disrupting restaurants in Lincoln Park and Wicker Park are just some of the tactics being used by protesters trying to draw attention to police brutality and socioeconomic issues in South Side areas of Chicago. Read More &raq...

Chicago citizens deserve community control of police

Chicago citizens deserve community control of police

Danielle Harris

December 14, 2015


Filed under Opinions

With the Department of Justice announcing it will investigate the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and hundreds of protesters calling for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State Attorney Anita Alvarez, the need for great change in Chicago is clear. And while calls that replacing Emanuel and Alvarez would revolutionize CPD are logical and entirely war...

Watch: Chicago protesters call for Emanuel’s resignation

Watch: Chicago protesters call for Emanuel’s resignation

Brenden Moore

December 11, 2015


Filed under Multimedia

Protesters marched through the Loop and up towards the Gold Coast Wednesday in a protest calling for Rahm Emanuel's resignation in light of alleged police misconduct. Read More »...

Loop protesters call for Emanuel’s resignation

Loop protesters call for Emanuel’s resignation

Brenden Moore

December 9, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

Protesters marched through the Loop, up the Magnificent Mile and down the Gold Coast Wednesday as they called for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez in wake of the fallout surrounding the release of the video showing 17-year old Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times by white Ch...

Attendees dissatisfied with Emanuel’s apology for police shooting

Attendees dissatisfied with Emanuel’s apology for police shooting

Rachel Hinton

December 9, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

In a special meeting Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed aldermen, police and the public about the Chicago Police Department, the new task force and plans for moving forward. After the meeting, demonstrators responded to Emanuel’s message, chanting for his resignation and the resignation of Anita Al...

Emanuel apologizes for Laquan McDonald shooting in City Council speech

Emanuel apologizes for Laquan McDonald shooting in City Council speech

Kirsten Onsgard

December 9, 2015


Filed under Metro, News

Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered an apology for the 2014 police shooting of Laquan McDonald in a City Council speech Wednesday.  The mayor and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez have come under fire for their handling of the case, which recently resulted in murder charges for Officer Jason Van Dyke. Read More »...

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