The three listeners we sent to see Spike Lee’s new film Chiraq share their critiques. The violence depicted in the film is an all too real experience for many young African Americans, which is part of the reason a recent study shows they’re the least optimistic about living past the age of 35. Plus we have live coverage of a Attorney General Loretta Lynch announcing a Department of Justice probe into the practices of the Chicago Police Department.
The Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division will be launching a federal investigation into whether the Chicago police department has engaged in a pattern or practice of discriminatory or unconstitutional policing.
As Chicago Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans awaits trial for allegedly putting the barrel of his gun into a suspect’s mouth, WBEZ has new revelations. The city agency that investigates police brutality complaints has recommended that Evans be disciplined for a separate incident.
When Mayor Emanuel fired his police superintendent Tuesday, he acknowledged the problem that's been dogging law enforcement since the days of the first beat cops: How do we ensure that we are effectively policing the police?