Chicago on track to grow deadlier than 2015
Chicago is on track to cross a disturbing threshold and top the number of shootings and homicides in the city in 2015. It's not a war zone, but it helps explain why some people who live there call it Chi-raq, a name that draws an analogy between the city and Iraq.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:32:48 GMT
Priest on youth and police
Father Michael Pfleger has been an outspoken crusader against street violence in the parish he has led on Chicago's South Side for more than 35 years. He says lack of police accountability has exacerbated the crisis and fostered a climate that stops witnesses from coming forward.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:45:56 GMT
Chicago moves to fire officers in Laquan McDonald shooting
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has filed administrative charges seeking to fire six officers involved in the fatal shooting of Chicago teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014, Chicago police said Tuesday.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 01:17:30 GMT
'Perfect storm' of lead contamination devastates mom
Imagine getting a letter from a federal agency saying that your yard is exposing your children to an invisible poison that is known to decrease IQ. Then, you find out the agency tested for this toxic substance more than a year and a half ago, but the results are just now being delivered to you. And you learn that your 2-year-old shows blood-lead levels 6.6 times above the upper level of concern set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That nightmare is Shantel Allen's reality.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 01:40:49 GMT
Chris Brown arrested on suspicion of assault
Singer Chris Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon Tuesday evening, LAPD Lieutenant Chris Ramirez said in a press conference.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 01:51:55 GMT
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