Chicago police arrested nine people during a protest in the Dirksen Federal Building downtown Thursday, including Kina Collins, a Chicago-based organizer and candidate for Illinois’ 7th Congressional District.

Laquan McDonald's grandmother said Jason Van Dyke would still be in prison for murdering her Black teenage grandson if the former Chicago cop wasn't white. Van Dyke was released Thursday after serving less than half his sentence.

Police Brutality

Ex-Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is set to be released from prison after having served less than half of the 81-month sentence he got three years ago after he was found guilty of murdering Laquan McDonald by shooting the teenager 16 times.

In an unfortunate coincidence, Rahm Emanuel's confirmation hearing to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan is scheduled on the seventh anniversary of Chicago police killing teenager Laquan McDonald, a shooting for which the ex-mayor remains accused of helping to cover up.

In the middle of uprisings and protests across the country, the media peeled back the layers of the lack of honesty in initial reports and statements.


Framing attempts to dislodge Rahm Emanuel from positions of power as simply “progressive complaints” ignores his actual controversial history in office and advisory positions alike.

The Chicago police is notoriously corrupt.

The Chicago Police Department didn't move so fast when it came to a Black teenager killed by one of their own.

The Rev. Al Sharpton called Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel a hypocrite for criticizing Cook County Attorney Kim Foxx's handling of the Jussie Smollett case.

Far too often anger is reserved for locking Black people up and never for saving Black lives.

The Illinois Supreme Court declined to resentence Jason Van Dyke.