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Chicago Six-Year-Old Handcuffed For Stealing Teacher’s Candy

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A 6-year-old in Chicago was handcuffed for stealing a piece of candy from her teacher’s desk. Madisyn Moore, a student at Fernwood Elementary School in Chicago, was handcuffed and put under the stairs after taking the candy. Marlena Wordlaw, Madisyn’s mother, expressed her outrage to...

#ByeAnita: Black Women Led the Movement to Oust Prosecutors In Cleveland & Chicago

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On Tuesday, Black women activists engineered a huge victory in Chicago and Cleveland, but you may not know it from watching the national news. As pundits droned on about which presidential candidates came out on top in Tuesday’s primaries, Black women, some of whom are queer and trans, were...

Tense Protests Cause Donald Trump to Cancel Chicago Rally

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#Breaking: Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Chicago postponed amid growing security concerns https://t.co/UYpqI3w42L https://t.co/kAvq9PMqud — CNN (@CNN) March 12, 2016 Republican frontrunner planned to hold a massive campaign rally in Chicago Friday evening, but tense clashes between protesters and supporters shut it down. After stoking violence against...

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...