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Violence Leaves About 60 People Shot, 8 of Them Dead, For July 4th Weekend In Chicago

Dozens of people were struck by gunfire in Chicago, some of them fatally, during the traditionally violent Fourth of July weekend, mostly in parts of the South and West sides that have long been plagued by gang crime and gun violence. (more…)

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Chicago’s Top Cop Promises Police Reform Even If Justice Department Doesn’t Pressure Him

With the Trump administration signaling an aversion to federally-mandated reforms of local police forces, the Chicago Police Department’s top cop on Tuesday said that he is moving forward with an ambitious agenda to boost training and accountability of one of the nation’s largest police departments. (more…)

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Chicago Activists say the Justice Department’s Report Confirms What We Already Knew about Police Violence

The Justice Department’s scathing report on the Chicago Police Department’s excessive use of force and other issues offered few surprises for local activists who’ve long demanded action against police misconduct. (more…)

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Justice Department Releases Scathing Report On Chicago Police Department Abuses

Institutional problems within the Chicago Police Department have led to serious civil rights violations for years, including racial bias against blacks and a tendency to use excessive force, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report released Friday. (more…)

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