Category Archives: Illinois

Fair Is Fair: Give The Chicago 4 Probation

It has recently come to light that four young people in Chicago brutally assaulted a disabled young man. They filmed the entire incident on Facebook Live and broadcast it for all to see. He was reportedly kidnapped, forced to drink toilet water, and was beaten repeatedly. Brittany Covington, Tesfaye Cooper, and Jordan Hill are 18.… Read More »

Chicago torture video: 4 charged with hate crimes, kidnapping

Four suspects have been charged in connection with the attack on a special-needs teen that was streamed on Facebook Live. Jordan Hill, 18; Tesfaye Cooper; 18; Brittany Covington, 18; and Tanishia Covington, 24, have each been charged with a hate crime, felony aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Hill,… Read More »

Dozens of black politicians demand more investment in “endangered” neighborhoods

Dozens of African-American elected officials gathered Monday in Chicago to demand at least 10 percent of all city, county, state and federal funds be spent in about 10 “endangered” neighborhoods, including Austin. The united front comes just a few days after Austin Congressman Danny K. Davis’ 15-year-old grandson’s funeral. He was shot to death in… Read More »

The Black Body Count Rises as Chicago Police Step Back

‘The streets are gone,” Dean Angelo, president of the Chicago police union, told me last month. The night before, Aug. 14, a Chicago police officer’s son had been killed in a shooting while sitting on his family’s porch, one of 92 people killed in Chicago during the worst month for homicides in the Windy City… Read More »

Task force finds Chicago Police Department plagued by racism

The city’s police department is beset by racism and needs sweeping reforms to help it win back trust in the community, according to a report released Wednesday by a panel tasked by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The Chicago Police Accountability Task Force called on the department to “acknowledge its racist history and overhaul its handling of… Read More »