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Would-be robber shot to death by intended victim in Uptown

CHICAGO — Chicago police are investigating after an attempted robbery and shooting Thursday night on the city’s North Side. A 28-year-old man tried to rob two other men, but was shot to death by one of his intended victims in Uptown. It happened around 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1000 …

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Breaking the Code of Silence

By BRENT McDONALD | Dec. 17, 2015 | 5:18 In Chicago, police have shot and killed more people in recent years than in any of the 10 largest cities in America. Yet officers are rarely disciplined. A retired officer who investigated excessive force complaints explains why. http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000004097463/breaking-the-code-of-silence.html?smid=re-share

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Why Did Chicago Activists Shut Down an International Police Conference?

Cairá Lee Conner sits chained on top of a ladder, holding the Pan-African flag. (Photo: Sarah Jane Rhee) This article emerged from a collaboration between Truthout and Village Leadership Academy’s GAP year students. Village Leadership Academy is a K-8, social-justice-based school in Chicago. The school focuses on social change, leadership development and …

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Cop Who Killed 95-Year-Old Over Refusal of Medical Treatment Found Not Guilty

World War II vet died after being hit with five bean bag rounds by Paul Joseph Watson | February 5, 2015 The police officer who killed 95-year-old World War II veteran John Wrana Jr. for refusing medical treatment was acquitted yesterday of reckless conduct, the only charge he had faced …

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WGN Investigates: An officer’s lie and the boss who backed her up

Understanding the fear Debra Green says she lives, one must go back in time to March 19, 2010 and the funeral for her sister. The south sider says it was a horrific day burying her best friend. Then, she says, it got much worse. As the procession left the funeral …

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Mapping the Spread of the Military’s Surplus Gear in Chicago

State and local police departments obtain some of their military-style equipment through a free Defense Department program created in the early 1990s. While the portion of their gear coming from the program is relatively small (most of it is paid for through department budgets and federal grants), detailed data from …

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FBI to hit Chicago streets to combat gangs: Sneed scoop

MICHAEL SNEED Sneed has learned that the feds plan to dispatch 65 FBI agents to the streets in high-crime areas on the South and West Sides in an all-out battle against gang crime. The 65 feds are part of a group of 100 Chicago agents already assigned to curb gang …

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Ex-cop accused of planting drugs might wind up back on force

Sun, 07/27/2014 – 6:35pm Stefano Esposito AND RUMMANA HUSSAIN A former Chicago cop caught up in a “hare-brained” scheme to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car — a scheme that led to a $375,000 city payout — may soon get his job back. Slawomir Plewa could …

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Chicago Police Changing Response Plan For Some 911 Calls

CHICAGO (CBS) – Starting this week, Chicago police are changing their responses to 911 calls. They’ll no longer come right away to reports of things like criminal damage to property, vehicle thefts, garage burglaries, or other crimes in which the suspect is no longer on the scene, and the victim …

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Heroin use increasing on North Shore

November 16, 2012|By John P. Huston, Chicago Tribune reporter One day three years ago Meghan Murrin was a New Trier High School senior. And she had just died for a few minutes. Her increasing experimentation with illegal drugs had led her to heroin, and on Oct. 3, 2009, an overdose …

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Chicago Police officer admits taking drug money in FBI sting

By Jeremy Gorner Tribune reporter 2:39 p.m. CDT, August 17, 2012 A veteran Chicago police officer pleaded guilty in federal court today to stealing thousands of dollars from an undercover FBI informant who he thought was working for drug dealers. As part of his plea deal, Kallatt Mohammed, who was …

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Chicago police want their money for working during NATO Summit

Regardless of if you condemn or condone the Chicago Police Department’s handling of last week’s NATO Summit protests, there’s no denying that the Windy City cops were indeed on the job. Why then, ask the officers, aren’t they being properly paid? The Fraternal Order of Police has now filed a …

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Long Range Acoustic Device to Be Deployed in Chicago NATO Protests

By Paul Meincke, ABC7 Chicago 13 April 12 Chicago Police are taking lessons learned in Pittsburgh to help control crowds for the upcoming NATO summit. Police plan to use what’s called a long-range acoustic device to keep crowds from getting out of hand. ABC 7’s Paul Meincke learned more about …

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