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Chicago Police Department 9th District station at 3120 S. Halsted St.

The difference between reform, defund and abolish

Sofia Leal, Contributing Writer May 2, 2021

Marching footsteps and thunderous voices crowded the streets of cities nationwide last May after the murder of George Floyd. Anguish and outrage propelled the Black Lives Matter movement forward in a way...

Protesters interact with members of the Chicago Police Department.

OPINION: Police are not qualified to handle mental health crises

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor September 27, 2020

According to an article from Governing written in 2016, about 1 in 10 police calls are for mental health situations. These situations can vary from suicide prevention to emotional support. However, each...

Chicago police Of cer Jason Van Dyke, left, is taken into custody after jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at the Leighton Criminal Court

Chicago verdict comes 4 years after Laquan McDonald’s death

Gerry Broome, Associated Press October 8, 2018

Four years after he fired 16 bullets into a black teenager, three years after dashcam video of the shooting was released and three weeks after his murder trial began, Jason Van Dyke's transformation from...

The guards were hired to curb shoplifting, panhandling and hasten response times.  (Photo courtesy of Chicago Loop Alliance)

Private security guards hired to patrol State Street

Timothy Duke, Staff Writer March 12, 2018

In response to panhandling, graffiti and shoplifting in the Loop, the Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) has hired two private armed security guards to assist in the prevention and catching of such crimes and...

A demonstrator outside City Hall in Philadelphia on April 30. The event in Philadelphia follows days of unrest in Baltimore after Freddie Grays police-custody death. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Baltimore riots: Policing the police

Danielle Harris May 3, 2015

In the midst of Freddie Gray’s death and the Baltimore riots, an injustice in Chicago has gone practically unnoticed by the national news media. While headlines reading “unarmed black man shot by...

Beat police patrol the streets of Chicago. Many pundits question whether increased police presence is a socially or economically effective method to fight crime. (AP Photos/M. Spencer Green)

Increasing street presence of Chicago police: An effective solution?

Jackson Danbeck April 12, 2015

As instances of police brutality and crime continue across the nation, Chicago is forced to look at its own crime problem and whether the policies of newly re-elected Mayor Rahm Emanuel will prove effective...

Chicago police officers gather in the Dirksen Federal Building Plaza. The organization is open to
emerging ideas about the inclusion of body cameras on officers. (Photo courtesy of ALLAN J. AGUILAR)

Chicago Police considers use of body cameras

Amanda Crane September 15, 2014

Chicago police spokesman Marty Maloney told the Chicago Tribune that the police department is considering testing the use of body cameras on its officers. The department stated it has started looking...

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