The trial of the former Minneapolis police officer centers on race and police brutality, themes that resonate in Chicago, especially for activists of color.
Jacob Blake was shot six times in the back by a police officer in the Kenosha, Wis., shooting, according to the federal lawsuit.
“I felt the need to call the police on the police,” Donald Williams said of the 911 call he made after an ambulance took George Floyd away.
Former police officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for allegedly murdering George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Opening arguments and witness testimony on the killing of George Floyd began 10 months after videos of his death sparked outrage and protests against racial inequality.
The trial is starting in earnest 10 months after George Floyd’s killing triggered outrage and protests against racial inequality. The highly anticipated trial is expected to last around four weeks.
Experts say the low vaccination rate endangers inmates, correctional officers and the communities where staff live.
Campaign promises aside, some inmates worry that political calculations may lead President Joe Biden to back off any far-reaching action.
The county sent out hundreds of jury notices ahead of the trial, a test to see if the massive court system can return to normal.