CHICAGO (AP) — After days of protests in Chicago since the release of a video showing a black teenager shot 16 times by a white police officer, demonstrators were poised to disrupt Black Friday shopping with a march through the heart of the city’s most famous retail district. Demonstrators scheduled the march on Friday, the […]
A day after Chicago police officials released graphic video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being gunned down by a Chicago police officer, President Barack Obama took to Facebook express concern.
Bill O’ Reilly continued to critique the Black Lives Matter movement Tuesday, stating just hours after footage was released of a police officer shooting an…
Outraged over the violent shooting of Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer, protesters on Tuesday took to the streets and social media to condemn what appears to be nothing short of an execution.
CHICAGO (AP) — The white officer who shot a black Chicago teen 16 times has been charged with murder and jailed. The graphic video of the slaying has been made public. And in the hours after the footage was released, protesters seemed to honor pleas for restraint. The question now is whether those efforts will […]
Roland Martin talks to former prosecutor Scott Bolden, about the release of the video of Laquan McDonald, the 17-year-old who was shot to death 16 times by a white officer in October 2014. “This was a coordinated release of information, which was the right thing to do, but 400 days later,” Bolden said. On the […]
Rev. Al Sharpton talks about what’s next in the case of Laquan McDonald, the teen who was killed by a Chicago Police Department officer 16 times. “What we need to do, as we start to raise these real levels of protests, is to move past why it took 400 days. How do you have a […]
In May, the district manager of a Burger King restaurant in Chicago said police officers deleted footage from one of their security cameras located fewer than 100 yards from where 17-year old Laquan McDonald was shot and killed. On Tuesday, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez addressed the missing footage, saying it has undergone forensic […]
CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer accused of fatally shooting a black teenager was charged with murder Tuesday, just a day ahead of a deadline for the city to release a squad-car video of the killing. The state’s attorney’s office said in a statement that Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first […]
Back in April, the family of Black Chicago teenager Laquan McDonald was awarded $5 million after the police shooting death of the 17-year-old. Although McDonald…
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago said Thursday it will comply with a judge’s order and soon release a video of a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times — images that some worry could lead to unrest similar to protests that other cities have seen after police-involved deaths. The announcement from […]
Amid a federal and state probe into the violent death of a Black Chicago teen who was shot 16 times by an officer last fall,…