Injustice Watch reviewed the tenures of past FOP presidents elected by Chicago police, from the civil rights movement to the Black Lives Matter era. We found a history of police union leaders making inflammatory statements, antagonizing racial justice and police reforms, and shielding allegedly brutal cops from accountability.
Police and Prosecutors
How Jessica Logan’s call for help became evidence against her
Police in Decatur, Illinois, used a dubious technique known as 911 call analysis to make the case that Jessica Logan killed her infant son. An Illinois appellate court recently upheld her conviction.
La historia y el daño detrás de la ley de criminalización del VIH de Illinois
The Chicago Reader e Injustice Watch estudiaron los orígenes de la ley en Illinois, cómo los fiscales la han aprovechado en el Condado de Cook y sus impactos en quienes han sido acusados.
Sham candidates for judge: an election secret you’re not supposed to know about
Two candidates in Cook County’s March judicial primary have all the markings of a practice intended to siphon votes for the Democratic Party’s pick.
Little hope of release for more than 160 Illinois juvenile offenders
Across the country, juvenile offenders are being released from prison based on recognition they are not as mature as adults. In Illinois, many who commit crimes as teenagers are still likely destined to die in custody.
Colombian former official Andrés Arias seeks asylum, faces extradition
A Colombian former official says the U.S. promised help getting political asylum. Instead, he faces extradition without an asylum hearing.