Chicago

Chicago Teen Shot By Cop Called 911 Three Times For Help

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On Dec. 26 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and his neighbor Bettie Jones were shot dead after a fatal encounter with the police, according to the Chicago Tribune. Details have emerged that several calls were made by Quintonio and his father Antonio LeGrier. “There’s an emergency, can...

Chicago PD Kills Mother Of Five And College Student

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Death never takes a holiday and, sadly, that saying rang doubly true in Chicago over the weekend when a police officer fatally shot a mother of five and a college student. According to the Chicago Police Department, 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier was shot and killed when an...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Delivers Passionate Apology For Shooting Death of Laquan McDonald

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Embattled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel stood before his city’s aldermen to apologize for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a former police officer. While many have called for Emanuel’s resignation, the mayor has insisted he will not step down. Instead, he told Chicago City Council members, “If we’re...

Chicago’s Top Cop Fired Amid Protests Over Laquan McDonald Shooting

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After massive anti-police violence protests hampered one of Chicago’s busiest shopping districts on Black Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy had been fired. In a tense press conference, Emanuel said he had “a lot of loyalty” for McCarthy, but said “now is a...

Chicago Protesters Shut Down Michigan Ave. on Black Friday to Protest Shooting Death of #LaquanMcDonald

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Thousands of protesters braved rain and chilly temperatures to flood Chicago’s high-end shopping district Friday to demand justice in the wake of the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.  Tuesday, the city released the heartbreaking video of McDonald’s shooting and announced former Chicago PD officer Jason Van Dyke would be charged with first-degree...

White Chicago Cop Charged with First-Degree Murder for Killing Black Teen

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The Chicago police officer involved in the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald was charged with murder today, the Associated Press reports. Officer Jason Van Dyke, 37, was charged with first-degree murder at a bond hearing expected to be held later on today. It’s been 35 years since...