Posts tagged "police violence"

Barber Shop Show preview: Abusing the badge

Barber Shop Show preview: Abusing the badge
There’s a small, but costly, group of Chicago police officers working on the city’s streets who have a problem–serious accusations of misconduct and not just a single offense. No, these “repeaters,” as they’re called, are named in multiple misconduct lawsuits where the city paid out taxpayer dollars to settle their cases. How much? $11.7 million... Read more »

Race and poverty roundup: George Zimmerman charged; subprime lending is back; Derrick Smith indicted

What’s moving in the world of race and poverty, on Chicago Muckrakers weekly.  The announcement that George Zimmerman will be charged with second degree murder was welcomed by advocates who felt that letting Zimmerman go free, despite there being little question that he had shot Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, was a travesty of justice. Rep. Derrick... Read more »