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Chicago cop “accidentally” kills black neighbor
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Chicago cop “accidentally” kills black neighbor

CHICAGO --  Two more lives down, and a police officer, who remains largely a mystery. According to reports,  Chicago police officers are back in the headlines this weekend after reportedly shooting dead a black teenager and a mother of five. Chicago police say they responded to a "domestic disturbance" call after the teen allegedly threatened his father with a bat, that teen, has been identified as Quintonio LeGrier, 19. Grier, apparently spent his weekend threatening his father with a bat Saturday night.   Police received the call about 30 minutes into the reported altercation, which, occurred and resulted in Grier's subsequent (and  Bettie Jones) death.  Both deaths reportedly occurred between 4 - 5 am Saturday. According to police "LeGrier was shot because he was a combative subje...
Chicago sees devastating hike in homicides
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Chicago sees devastating hike in homicides

More than they've ever had in the month in January, since, at least 2000. According to statistics released by the Associated Press, more than 51 people including a father of three were killed this month.  Such a high number of homicides is typically seen during the summer in Chicago, whereas, violence tends to stay at its peak during that particular timeframe. Chicago police chalk up the rise in violence, to just that, a rise in violence.  Police officers deny that a decrease in police presence, er, has led to the uptick in murders and homicides.  In recent weeks,  traffic stops and routine police checks have dramatically decreased because 'cops don't want to be criticized, or become the next viral video' per Chicago's interim police chief.  
Lawyers: Cops in Laquan Mcdonald murder  are “savage liars”
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Lawyers: Cops in Laquan Mcdonald murder are “savage liars”

Surprise Surprise, said no one. According to lawyers in the cop sponsored murder of Laquan Mcdonald, cops "willfully lied; deceived, and made up statements after intimidating witnesses to cover themselves in the illegal shooting death of Laquan Mcdonald". "It's not just the officers on the street," attorney Jeffrey Neslund tells CNN. "It's a lieutenant, a sergeant, and detectives. Lawyers allege that  police detective across the board "held witnesses against their will; threatened to lock them up for good, and demanded that they change their own version of what happened to match official accounts". Per additional reports, one other woman was allegedly held against her will for hours while police demanded that she change her story or "else". In that account, an officer, allegedly told...
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