Mayor Rahm Emanuel is continuing the city’s tradition of refusing to apologize for the torture of scores of black men under police commander Jon Burge.
“We want a movement,” says the mother of the teen who was killed by cops.
Illinois has shuttered a commission formed to examine the cases of prisoners who say they were abused under Chicago’s former Police Commander Jon Burge years ago. But a truth-telling play—by the journalist who broke the story—will not let us forget.
According to a new report, the pepper spraying of peacefully protesting UC Davis students last year “should and could have been prevented.”
Could litigation over the Occupy movement strengthen First Amendment rights for protesters?
The militarization of our police forces has turned a vital public-safety institution against its own people.
Attacks on peaceful protesters rarely make the police or government look anything but weak and cowardly.
Five years ago next week, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the body of Henry Glover was found burned in a charred sedan overlooking the Mississippi River in New Orleans. The case was mysterious from the start, but it wasn't until A.C. Thompson's 2009 article for The Nation that a real investigation began.
In the anarchic days after Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans police department were responsible for much of the deadly violence.