Posts tagged "Howard Morgan"

Trayvon Martin’s case opens festering wounds in Chicago

Trayvon Martin’s case opens festering wounds in Chicago
One week to the day that George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in the death of Trayvon Martin, I was watching a film with clear parallels to Martin’s story. “Fruitvale Station” is a dramatized version of the shooting death of Oscar Grant by a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit cop on New Year’s... Read more »

Barber Shop Show review: "Horrible" reporting on police violence hurts communities

Barber Shop Show review: "Horrible" reporting on police violence hurts communities
How is a lack of critical reporting, dwindling resources and little transparency into internal police reviews leading news organizations to give victims of violence in police shootings short shrift? Tracy Siska, executive director at the Chicago Justice Project, sounds off on the issue below after appearing on last week’s Barber Shop Show. The program focused... Read more »

Race and poverty roundup: Black ex-CPD officer shot 28 times sentenced; janitors ready to strike; Urban Prep under fire and more...

Howard Morgan, an off-duty black police officer shot 28 times by white cops was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday on charges of attempted murder. The Chicago Sun-Times called Morgan’s case Chicago’s “own Trayvon-like scandal.” The sentencing comes amid a growing public conversation about police accountability following a spike in shootings by officers. Howard... Read more »
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Barber Shop preview: the case of Howard Morgan, gun violence and police accountability

Seven years ago, an off-duty black police officer was shot 28 times by fellow officers. According to news reports, Howard Morgan, the officer in question, was stopped when he was driving the wrong way down a one-way street without headlights near his home in North Lawndale. When four officers tried to arrest him, Morgan allegedly... Read more »