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The 3 Chicago Police Officers Charged in Laquan McDonald Case Shows that the Entire Chicago Police Department Needs to be Charged Also

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Tuesday charges were filed against three police officers who were at the scene of the murder Laquan McDonald.  The three officers, Thomas Gaffney, David March and Joseph Walsh are charged with agreeing the false account of McDonald pulling out a knife before he was shot 16 times by officer Jason Van Dyke. Video showed was not attacking Van Dyke with a knife, he was walking away. The fact that the officers helped facilitate a blatant lie, shows not only their evils, but how deeply corrupted the Chicago Police Department is. According to wgntv.com Van Dyke’s attorney released a statement saying that if the charges are true, the entire command staff of the police department, including the former and current superintendents, must be part of the conspiracy considering they were aware of the reports and video when they signed off on the shooting. It seems the CPD code of conduct is to protect their own, no matter how shady the crime is. Hopefully this matter could be addressed in the proper manner, by reprimanding as many as possible who contribute to this unjust, immoral behavior.

Source:  http://wgntv.com/2017/06/27/3-chicago-police-officers-indicted-in-cover-up-of-laquan-mcdonald-shooting/

Illinois Lottery suspends Powerball and Mega Millions amid budget crisis

foxnews.com

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The Illinois Lottery is suspending all Powerball and Mega Millions sales in the state because of the ongoing budget crisis. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)

The Illinois Lottery is suspending all Powerball and Mega Millions sales in the state because of the ongoing budget crisis. Read More

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Jimmy Butler Wrote This Emotional Letter to Chicago After the Bulls Traded Him on Draft Night

“You’ve been my life!”

by BET Staff

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The move totally caught Butler by the surprise, as the three-time All-Star shooting guard reportedly is in Paris and learned about the news in the middle of the night. Read More

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This Weekend Jack Daniel’s Honey Neighborhood Flavor is Having a Chicago Block Party with Twista + Mick Jenkins Performing

BTN STAFF

Jack Daniel’s Honey Neighborhood Flavor will be having an event in Chicago’s Hyde Park area this weekend. The event will take place Saturday June 24th between 4-8pm on Harper street (between 52nd & 53rd). Headline performances will be from Twista and Mick Jenkins. It is Here is the link to RSVP, but we tried already and its full.  

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Court oversight of Chicago police reforms sought in lawsuit

Associated Press

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Several leading community groups, including a local Black Lives Matter organization, filed a class-action lawsuit against Chicago on Wednesday in a bid to bypass or even scuttle a draft agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice that seeks to reform the nation’s second largest police force without federal court oversight. Read More

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Are Many Black People in Chicago More Comfortable Watching Young Black Men Go to the Morgue or Prison than Watching Young Black Men Graduate from High School?

By Phillip Jackson

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In Chicago, 35 people were shot and 7 of those were killed this past June 9, 2017 weekend. Mostly young Black men on both ends of the guns. I have been asking Chicagoans and other Blacks in the Midwest to spread the word about, and join in the Mass Black Male Graduation, which honors young Black men from Kindergarten, 8th-grade, 12th-grade, community college, college and university, through doctorates, who are doing exactly what our communities asked for and need–they are graduating! Read More

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Cubs Selling Ivy Leaves from 2016 Season for $200 Each

By: ROB GOLDBERG

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After winning the first World Series title since 1908, the Chicago Cubs are going to cash in any way they know how. Read More

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