Nov. 21, 2011
More than a dozen members of the Latin Kings street gang were indicted on Friday on racketeering and murder charges--and two Chicago police officers were accused of helping the gang. WBEZ’s Michael Puente talked to Eight Forty-Eight about the fallout from the indictments and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy's response. Plus, University of Chicago professor Michael Dawson deconstructs the post-racial fantasy that emerged after Barack Obama's election in his new book, Not in Our Lifetimes: The Future of Black Politics. Then, a new survey out Monday assesses the impact of state budget cuts on homeless services in Illinois. Eight Forty-Eight spoke with Chicago Coalition for the Homeless policy director Julie Dworkin to find out more. And excitement after the Bears' 5th-straight win dulled once news of quarterback Jay Cutler's thumb injury surfaced. Cheryl Raye-Stout talked about Cutler's injury and other happenings in Chicago sports.