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The tragic murder of Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke has set the city of Chicago on edge. The “16 shots” hashtag has spread throughout social media and is a rallying cry for many protesting police violence when it comes to Blacks. According to news outlet Daily Mail, there is now a group of…

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Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has been fired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel reportedly called McCarthy to inform him that he was being removed from his post. McCarthy’s firing is the result of the highly disturbing video that was recently released of Chicago police officer Jason VanDyke shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times, killing him.…

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Chicago police likely attempted to cover up the murder of Laquan McDonald. According to the Chicago Tribune, a Burger King district manager revealed that the footage of McDonald’s murder was erased from their surveillance camera. On the night of McDonald’s murder, police entered the Burger King where McDonald was shot moments after the 17-year-old was killed.…

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Photos by Melanie L. Brown Activists in Chicago joined forces downtown on the Magnificent Mile to shutdown holiday spending in protest of the alleged murder of Laquan McDonald. He was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer. It took one year for the officer to be prosecuted. At the protest chants such as “No profit, no peace”, “16…

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