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Chicago Citizens Finally Have Police Oversight Committee

Chicago Citizens Finally Have Police Oversight Committee

Chicago’s City Council approved the controversial civilian oversight committee on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.  As a result, Mayor Lori Lightfoot can now say that she delivered one of her promises to her city. On Wednesday, the council’s 36-13 vote finally ended the two-year wait for Lightfoot to come through with something that she promised would […]

Judge Finds Aggravating Factors in Sentencing of Derek Chauvin

Judge Finds Aggravating Factors in Sentencing of Derek Chauvin

A Minnesota judge has ruled there were aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd — a Black man who died after being knelt on for nine minutes and 29 seconds. According to an order made public on May 12, 2021, this ruling paves the way for Derek Chauvin — the former police officer who […]

Andrew Brown Jr’s Family Finally Able to View Bodycam Footage

Andrew Brown Jr’s Family Finally Able to View Bodycam Footage

The family of Andrew Brown Jr. — a Black man who was fatally shot by Elizabeth City, North Carolina police officers — was finally able to view 20 seconds of police bodycam footage on April 26, 2021. The 42-year-old was shot by Pasquotank County sheriff’s deputies the Wednesday prior to the footage released. On April […]

Has Common Sense Flown Out the Window?

Has Common Sense Flown Out the Window?

Common sense seems to be a thing of the past. What was once common knowledge or thought process has seemed to have left people. Especially with the COVID-19 pandemic inflicting so many new guidelines for people to follow. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines commons sense as a “sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception […]

Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Justice for George Floyd

Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Justice for George Floyd

People held their breaths as they waited to hear the verdict the jury decided in the trial of Derek Chauvin. On April 20, 2021, The jury came up with their verdict after 10.5 hours deliberating — unanimously — came back with a guilty verdict for Chauvin on all charges. As the judge read each of […]

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