Northwestern Students Seeking To Abolish Campus Police Demand University President ResignThe call for Schapiro's ouster comes after he lashed out at protesters who vandalized local businesses and lit fires this past weekend as they demanded the abolishment of the Northwestern University Police Department.
University Of Chicago Student Protesters Demand Defunding, Eventual Abolishment Of Campus Police ForceHundreds of protesters, mostly students, marched in the surrounding Hyde Park neighborhood on Saturday.
Protesters March Again Demanding Defunding Of PoliceThe first in a series of protests against police are under way in Chicago on Saturday.
'We Were In Fear Of Our Lives'; St. Louis Couple Seen Pointing Guns At Protesters Who Marched On Mayor's HomeA group of 300 protesters, chanting "resign Lyda, take the cops with you," marched after St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson read the names and addresses of demonstrators calling for police reform during a Friday afternoon Facebook Live video.
Chicago Has Nearly Tripled Police Spending Per Capita Since 1964For activists and city leaders calling on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to cut the police budget, it’s clear that the money could be better spent elsewhere.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Defunding Police To Pay For More Social Services Doesn't Need To Be 'Either/Or Proposition'"The investments that we are committed to making in violence reduction, in mental health, in affordable housing and workforce development; we need to make those investments, period, and we've committed to that," Lightfoot said.
Some Aldermen Come Out In Favor Of 'Defunding The Police:' What Could It Mean In Chicago?“Defund the police” – it has become a popular chant from protesters.