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According to a police report, an aide to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Vance Henry, was physically assaulted at a prayer vigil on Sunday, the Chicago Tribune reports . The vigil was being held on the block where two people were shot and killed by Chicago police over the weekend. Comment?
Hours after the release of a dash cam video showing Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald with 16 bullets from a semi-automatic gun, hours after prosecutors charged Van Dyke with first degree murder , hundreds of people gathered near the University of Illinois-Chicago campus and started to march. They walked down Roosevelt Road to Michigan Avenue and over to State Street, past Giordano's Pizza and Remax: Synergy, past a massage bar and overpriced condos and a rattling 'L' train, weaving south to 18th and State Street and back to Roosevelt and Michigan. Comment?
There was surveillance footage of the fatal encounter between Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke and a teenage suspect in the parking lot of a Burger King-until the cops came and a substantial portion of the video mysteriously vanished, a restaurant manager says. On Tuesday, Van Dyke was indicted on first-degree murder charges in connection with the sixteen shots he fired at 17-year-old Laquan McDonald while responding to an Oct. 20, 2014 report of an armed man in the Burger King parking lot. Comment?
Remember the old heartwarming classic about some handsome guy with scissors for hands, Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands ? The one that makes you cry and laugh and reminds you that judging others by their physical disabilities is morally reprehensible? Wouldn't you like to watch that flick in the park of one of America's finest cities? The City of Chicago kicks off this summer's Millennium Park Film Series this evening with the not-as-good but just-as-fun Back to the Future , the first of many other decent selections to continue through August. If you wait it out a few weeks, you will be rewarded with Johnny Depp's soft, goth face in Edward Scissorhands. Comment?
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