Mayors of Sanctuary Cities Ready Themselves to Fight Trump’s Executive Order to Halt Funding

Photo of a sign promoting the volunteer group welcoming Syrian refugees to Rutland, Vt via AP As protestors gathered in action against President Donald Trump’s executive order that would immediately halt funding to “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration policies, city officials across the nation prepare themselves for what will surely be […]

Here’s The Real Story Behind The Classiest Dibs Ever – Portage Park – DNAinfo Chicago

After WGN posted the photo on Facebook Monday, nearly three years after it was taken, it was “liked” more than 14,000 times in 48 hours.View Full Caption Facebook / Brendan Gardiner PORTAGE PARK — It was supposed to send a message. Brendan Gardiner dug out a parking spot with the intention of saving it for […]

How Bernie Sanders Supporters Shut Down Donald Trump’s Rally in Chicago – NBC News

When Ja’Mal Green, a prominent black activist and Bernie Sanders supporter in Chicago, saw that Donald Trump was coming to the University of Illinois-Chicago, he knew what he had to do. “Everyone, get your tickets to this. We’re all going in!!!! ‪#‎SHUTITDOWN‬,” he posted on Facebook last week. Little did he know, they actually would […]

Chicago Sun-Times Writer Says Sex Workers Cannot Be Raped 

In an editorial published in yesterday’s Chicago Sun-Times, writer Mary Mitchell essentially argued that sex workers cannot be raped. Mitchell is in disbelief that Chicago-area authorities have charged Roy Akins with aggrevated criminal sexual assault, rather than theft because he raped a sex worker. According to a report from Mitchell’s own newspaper, Akins solicited a […]

Guantánamo torturer led brutal Chicago police regime of shackling and confession | US news | The Guardian

The results of a Guardian investigation into Richard Zuley’s detective work, particularly when visited on minority communities, suggest a continuum between Guantanamo interrogation rooms and Chicago police precincts Illustration: Nate Kitch for the Guardian A Chicago detective who led one of the most shocking acts of torture ever conducted at Guantánamo Bay was responsible for […]