2 Officers Shot At Protest Outside Ferguson Police StationTwo officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered after the resignation of the city's police chief in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police department and court.
Professors To Be Honored For Study Of Traffic Stop DisparitiesDr. Steven Maynard-Moody said he and his fellow researchers found no racial bias in normal traffic stops -- in which the sole reason a driver is pulled over is an actual traffic violation -- but they did find tremendous bias in so-called “investigatory traffic stops.”
Police Reform Bills Spurred By Recent Deaths, Racial UnrestRecent police-caused deaths in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City and an ongoing concern about racial sensitivity is behind a set of police reform bills sponsored by Illinois Democrats, who say measured steps are needed to address the underlying issues.
U.S. Attorney General, Chicago Leaders Discuss Racial TensionsThe meeting is part of an effort launched by President Barack Obama after clashes between protesters and police across the nation.
Attorney General Holder To Meet With Police, Public In ChicagoHolder's meeting with law enforcement, elected officials and the public on Friday is part of an effort launched by President Barack Obama in the wake of clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri.
Police Chiefs Push For Written Reports On Use Of ForceIn the wake of deadly confrontations involving police officers in Missouri, New York, and elsewhere, a group of current and former police chiefs in Illinois has pushed for changes in the way police agencies record interactions with the public.
Baffoe: You Won't Listen And Derrick Rose Can't Breathe Derrick Rose speaks well. I know this because I’ve listened to him.
Protestors Briefly Block Traffic On Eisenhower Expressway, Lake Shore DriveProtestors were blocking lanes of traffic on the Eisenhower Expressway near Kostner Avenue Saturday afternoon in the latest protest over recent grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York. All lanes are now back open.
Children Lead Protest Of Grand Jury Rulings In Garner, Brown DeathsAnger continued to spill over Friday in Chicago and across the nation, over recent grand jury decisions not to indict two white police officers who were involved in the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York.
Pfleger Wants Churches To Lead Protests Of Ferguson, NYC Police Killing CasesActivist priest Michael Pfleger was urging churches everywhere to take time out of services on Sunday for some civil disobedience, as a response to the second case of a grand jury failing to indict a white police officer involved in the death of an unarmed black man.
Father Of Man Killed By Chicago Cops Urges Michael Brown’s Family To File Civil SuitNight-time demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be tapering off and police and the National Guard are scaling back, but the parents of slain teenager Michael Brown continue to wrestle with what comes next.