On any given day, in any police department in the nation, 15 percent of officers will do the right thing no matter what is happening. Fifteen percent of officers will abuse their authority at every opportunity. The remaining 70 percent could go either way depending on whom they are working with.
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That's a theory from my friend K.L. Williams, who has trained thousands of officers around the country in use of force. Based...Read more
These police officers are making sure all young women have the date they deserve to a formal dance.
At the Chicago Police Department's first Father & Daughter dance, last Friday, officers took the extra step of personally escorting girls who wished to attend but whose fathers don't play at active role in their lives, NBC Chicago reported.
"It's a once-in-a-lifetime thing because some people don't really associate with their fathers," 13-year-old Brejay Payne told the news outlet....Read more
As of Monday morning, nine people had been shot to death and another 32 wounded in Chicago since the Friday that began Memorial Day weekend.
One of the youngest victims was Jacele Johnson, a four-year-old girl, who was shot while sitting in a car parked outside of a prom celebration in West Englewood as someone drove by firing. Two other children were also shot in the same incident: a 17-year-old boy who was hit in the...Read more
Two students. One is black and the other is white. On Tuesday, they both refuse to complete the math worksheet. On Wednesday, neither will stop talking during lessons.
Same behavior. Will they receive the same punishment?
A new Stanford University study predicts that the black student will be punished more harshly. Why? Not because of overt racism. Rather, harsher discipline might be the result of unconscious partiality to the white student, a phenomenon called “implicit bias” by...Read more
Attorney General Loretta Lynch
The city of Cleveland, Ohio, has reached a settlement with the Justice Department over charges of police brutality, according to The New York Times.
The news comes as hundreds took to the streets to protest a judge's decision not to convict a white police officer in the 2012 fatal shootings of an unarmed black couple. On Saturday, Officer Michael Brelo was cleared in the killing of Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30,...Read more
The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby.
McDonald was taken into custody Monday morning on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment, Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke said.
Police say the assault happened at his home in Santa Clara. He was found about three hours later at a home in San Jose...Read more
A Detroit-area woman turned 116 Saturday, but she offers no secret for a long life.
"There's nothing I can do about it," Jeralean Talley of Inkster said ahead of her birthday weekend.
Talley will celebrate her birthday twice, including a Sunday party at her church, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist. The Gerontology Research Group considers her to be the oldest person in the world, based on available records, followed by Susannah Jones of Brooklyn, New York, who turns...Read more