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Pain of police killings ripples outward to traumatize Black people and communities across US

By Denise A. Herd, University of California, Berkeley It’s been one year since George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer set off the largest...

ACLU of Illinois slams CPD’s rejection of recommendations

CHICAGO — The ACLU of Illinois slammed the Chicago Police Department's rejection of 150 out of 155 community working group suggestions on Friday.

Trans woman pepper sprayed, arrested at Carbondale Queer Wrath March

CARBONDALE — A transgender woman was arrested and pepper sprayed by Carbondale police at the end of a Queer Wrath March in the college town on Sunday.

Lambda Legal: LGBTQ POC more at risk of police violence

WASHINGTON — On Monday, Lambda Legal submitted written testimony to the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice highlighting the disproportionate levels of violence and abuse that LGBTQ people, especially LGBTQ people of color.

Chicago Sun-Times calls for police union contract to be rewritten

CHICAGO — The Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago area's second largest newspaper, has called for the contract with the city's police union to be rewritten.

Des Moines LGBTQ bar raided for helping BLM protesters

DES MOINES — The Blazing Saddle was raided this week after staff gave medical help to Black Lives Matter protesters coming from the nearby state capitol.

National Guard called out for Chicago, protests across the state

CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on Sunday that he was sending 375 Illinois National Guard troops to Chicago at the request of the mayor.

Louisville cop shoots news crew with pepper balls during protest

LOUISVILLE — An officer with the Louisville Metro Police department shot pepper balls at a local TV crew while they were broadcasting live on Friday night.

Illinois events in support of George Floyd protests

CHICAGO — There are several protests and vigils planned in reaction to the police killing of George Floyd across Illinois.

Chicago cop under investigation for sexually assaulting a black transgender woman

CHICAGO — The Chicago Tribune has reported that a Chicago police sergeant is under investigation for sexually assaulting a black transgender woman while on...

Gay Chicago cop charged in beating of gay couple in Andersonville

CHICAGO — Former Chicago Police Sgt. Eric Elkins has been charged with aggravated battery for a beating in Andersonville back in Sept. 2018.  The Chicago...

Chicago cop accused of beating gay couple, molesting teen gets pension increase

CHICAGO — Chicago police Sgt. Eric J. Elkins, who is under investigation for molesting a teenage boy in Michigan and for beating a gay...

Gay Chicago cop accused of beating gay couple resigns

CHICAGO — A gay Chicago cop accused of beating a gay couple last year and under investigation for sexual assault in Michigan has resigned. The...

No charges yet in beating of a Chicago gay couple by a gay cop

CHICAGO — There have been no charges in the beating of a gay couple outside a bar in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, despite a gay...

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