Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched a new initiative to produce, advance and enact meaningful reforms to address police violence and patterns of racial discrimination. The Police Reform and Racial Justice Working Group will take on the urgent task of outlining a series of specific recommendations related to America’s policing practices to help end the injustices facing black Americans. The Working Group is composed of the mayors of Chicago, Tampa, and Cincinnati, and the police chiefs of Baltimore, Phoenix and Columbia and will be assisted by other experts in the field with the goal of releasing actionable recommendations in the coming weeks. Read more
Chicago may follow Hawaii in fining pedestrians who use mobile devices while walking. Diane Hodges reports. Continue reading
Chicago authorities have charged a 14-year-old boy in connection with the sexual assault of a teenage girl by multiple young men that was seen on Facebook Live in March. Linda So reports. Continue reading
Kanye West, one of Donald Trump’s biggest celebrity supporters, appears to have deleted his tweets about his meeting last year with the then U.S. president-elect.