Thursday December 2, 2021
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BY staff | Chicago, IL | 5/27/04
May Molina, a long-time activist against wrongful imprisonment with the group Families of the Wrongfully Convicted and a founder of Comité Exigimos Justicia (We Demand Justice Committee), died in police custody May 26.
BY staff | Chicago, IL | 10/01/03
Activists in Chicago, led by Comite Exigimos Justicia (CEJ, or the We Demand Justice Committee), marched on Area 5 Police Headquarters on Aug. 16 to demand a meeting with Deputy Chief Dayna Sparks.
BY Stephanie Weiner | Chicago, IL | 9/01/03
Philip Cline, Acting Superintendent of the Chicago Police, was asked about Mayor Daley’s policing plan in the African-American Harrison District. “It makes our job easier,” he said, “like shooting fish in a barrel.”
BY Stephanie Weiner | Benton Harbor, MI | 7/01/03
On June 17, the African American community of this southern Michigan city rebelled against police terror. Police chased down, without justification, a 28-year old Black motorcyclist, Terrance Shurn.
BY Caryl Sortwell | Chicago, IL | 6/10/02
Over 200 anti-police brutality activists took their message to the neighborhood of Cook County State's Attorney, Dick Devine, June 2.
BY Jared Cruz | Minneapolis, MN | 4/01/02
Minneapolis, MN - Over 800 people marched here on March 23 to demand "Justice for Jeilani."
BY staff | Cincinnati, OH | 4/09/01
Police attempt to suppress African American uprising following the police murder of Timothy Thomas.
BY Jackson Potter | Chicago, IL | 12/01/00
On November 17, 300 students and community activists protested against police brutality at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
BY Stephanie Weiner | Chicago, IL | 9/18/00
On July 19 a stray bullet from a drive-by shooting killed a 12-year-old bystander, Miguel De La Rosa. Police arrested Joseph Lopez for the shooting.
BY Caryl Sortwell | Chicago, IL | 5/01/00
On April 6, a jury of twelve women and men told the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County State's Attorney's Office that they didn't buy their story about a police shooting last happened last June 10th.
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