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What The Laquan McDonald Case Says About The Chicago Police Department's Culture

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly discusses a culture of police misconduct and a "code of silence" within the Chicago Police Department with Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, professor of sociology and criminal justice at the University of Delaware.

 

Black and Highly Dangerous

"Crook County" - Racism in the Courts

Insight into the role of race, racism, and discrimination in shaping legal outcomes by interviewing Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, an Associate Professor at The University of Delaware in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.

 

WBEZ Chicago

Smollett Decision A Bold Move For State’s Attorney’s Office

Two dueling protests over the State’s Attorney's office's decision to drop charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett took place in Chicago’s Loop on Monday.

On the one side were activists who support Foxx’s move, saying justice was served. On the other side were members of the Chicago Police Department who believe dropping the charges represents a miscarriage of justice.