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With many outlets framing the incident as a riot and focusing on the looting that took place, there has been little attention paid to the systemic racism that sparked such tensions between city residents and police. A young man was shot in pursuit in the city's Englewood section on Sunday, thus sparking the clash.
The city of Chicago is trying to make good on its promise to make former Empire star Jussie Smollet pay for the media frenzy and money loss created around his 2019 claim that he was a victim of a hate crime attack.
The family of Laquan McDonald saw justice move positively once more in their direction, this after it was announced four officers related to his shooting death were fired. The Chicago Police Board voted unanimously to fire three officers with just one member of the nine-member board voting to not to fire the fourth officer.
Jussie Smollett may have dodged one legal bullet related to the alleged faked racial and homophobic attack that many believed he staged, and new evidence may make it harder for him to stand his ground. Chicago police have unveiled video footage of the attack, complete with images of the Empire actor with a noose around […]
The city of Chicago appeared to have a clear cut conviction in the case of Jussie Smollett and his allegedly faked attack, but the matter went in another direction. The city has now sued the Empire actor for $130,000 to cover overtime costs in the ensuing investigation.
The Jussie Smollett case made national headlines after charges against the Empire actor were dropped in the alleged racist and homophobic attack he suffered. Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx penned an op-ed that essentially pointed to the Chicago Police Department’s mishandling of the case.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke forcefully to the press after news broke that the charges Jussie Smollett faced in his alleged hate crime case were dropped. Calling the instance a “whitewash of injustice,” Mayor Emanuel doubled down on Good Morning America and said the Empire actor received special treatment.
In a bizarre twist in the alleged hate crime attack suffered by Jussie Smollett in Chicago, all charges against the Empire actor have been suddenly dropped Tuesday (March 25). The so-called “Gay Tupac” will no longer face the 16 counts of falsified reports of the crime, and Twitter has all the commentary about the matter.
The reported attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett is still under investigation, and Chicago police have since produced a video that may aid the case. In the surveillance footage, two persons of interest are seen in the clip and are thought to have been near where the alleged hate crime against Smollett took place.
An anonymous tip helped lead police to the Trump Tower home of R. Kelly in Chicago where he was allegedly holding two women hostage. Police questioned the women, who both say they are with the R&B singer under their own wishes and no charges were filed.
Vic Mensa is a real one, trust us on this fact. The Chicago artist is giving back in a major way to his hometown by launching a shoe giveaway campaign in direct defiance of the Chicago Police Department‘s shady “bait-truck” tactic to get folks to steal shoes.