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Chicago Police Accused of Falsifying Accounts, Suppressing Witnesses in Laquan McDonald Shooting

As the investigation and the recriminations over Chicago’s handling of the Laquan McDonald shooting continues to rile the Windy City, witnesses of the shooting are now coming forward to claim that the Chicago Police Department coerced them to change their stories to better conform to the statements of officers on the scene and even threatened those who refused to obey.

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Emails Reveal Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel Was Fully Aware of Laquan McDonald Video Before Release

Embattled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has maintained since the beginning of the controversy over the 2014 death of a 17-year-old African American teen that he had little knowledge of the police dashcam video of the shooting. But new evidence shows that Emanuel was fully informed about what the video contained and led his lawyers to quash the release of the video just as he was running for re-election.

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Black Lives Matter Protesters Hit Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Again on Christmas Eve

A couple hundred angry Black Lives Matter protesters once again took to the streets in Chicago, upset over the shooting death of Laquan McDonald and what they say is a coverup by Chicago’s Democrat Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The announcement came to protest “Mayor Scrooge” Emanuel on Christmas Eve on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile district of Michigan Avenue.


State Legislators File Bill to Allow Chicago Voters to Impeach Mayor Rahm Emanuel

The troubles facing recently re-elected Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are mounting as a disparate group of activists are working to force him to resign. More ominous for the mayor, two state legislators are trying a different tactic by filing a bill that would change the law and allow city voters to impeach or recall the mayor.

Rahm Emanuel appeals for calm after Laquon McDonald video (Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press)

Chicago Police Reports of Laquan McDonald’s Actions Differ from Dashcam Video

The Chicago Police Department released the after action reports written by the officers involved in the 2014 shooting of an African American teen on Friday, but those accounts differ significantly from the details seen in the dashcam video of the shooting that sparked a week of protests in the Windy City.

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Police Heads Roll as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tries to Hold Power After Cover-Up Accusations

In a late-night Sunday media dump, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office announced that Scott Ando, chief administrator of the Independent Police Review Authority, has resigned, effective immediately, and will be replaced by Sharon Fairly, who had spent eight years as an assistant U.S. attorney before becoming first deputy and general counsel of the city’s Office of the Inspector General.

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Rahm Emanuel Fires Police Chief Garry McCarthy

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired his top cop, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, on Tuesday morning as the controversy over the 2014 shooting of Chicago teenager Laquan McDonald continues to reverberate in the Windy City.

Rahm Emanuel appeals for calm after Laquon McDonald video (Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press)

Video: Angry Black Protester Splits NAACP Event in Chicago, Ten Arrested

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS—A planned NAACP press conference at Chicago’s City Hall was briefly scuttled by an angry black protester who slammed establishment Democrat activists and members of President Barack Obama’s fractious progressive and multicultural coalition.


Sixth Day of Laquan McDonald Protests: NAACP Parades Coffin Outside Chicago’s City Hall

As the sixth day of protests over the police-involved shooting of a 17-year-old Chicago teen rages on, members of local NAACP chapters paraded a full-sized coffin outside Chicago’s City Hall, chanting phrases and joining in calls for both Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez to resign their offices.

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Some Stores Temporarily Shut Down by Black Friday Protesters in Chicago

A third day of protests descended upon Chicago’s busy downtown Michigan Avenue shopping district, shutting down some stores as protesters barricaded doors arm-in-arm to prevent shoppers from entering or leaving stores on Chicago’s famed “Magnificent Mile.”

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Laquan McDonald/BlackLivesMatter Protesters Destroy Chicago Christmas Tree, Threaten Black Friday Shutdown

Chicago was subjected to a second night of protests after the release of police dashcam video depicting the 2014 shooting of an African American teen, with protesters fanning out beyond the planned protests and even destroying Christmas tree decorations while yelling “black lives matter” and “F*ck your Christmas tree!” Protesters are also threatening to shut down Black Friday shopping downtown.

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