Futterman: Release of Hundreds of Police Videos Marks Potential 'New Day'

June 3, 2016

From the Associated Press:

Authorities released hundreds of videos Friday that offer startling glimpses into violent encounters involving Chicago police, including the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect speeding toward them in a van and an incident when an officer slammed his night stick against a man's head at a party.

Futterman: Promotion Of Lieutenant With Dozens Of Complaints Raises Questions

May 13, 2016

From WBEZ:

Chicago police Supt. Eddie Johnson backed the promotion of a lieutenant who had dozens of excessive-force complaints, according to a city record obtained by WBEZ. The promotion put Lt. Glenn Evans in command of one of the city’s 22 police districts.

Young Center Releases “Framework for Considering the Best Interests of Unaccompanied Children”

Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights
May 26, 2016

On Thursday, May 26, 2016, the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights at the University of Chicago Law School released the Framework for Considering the Best Interests of Unaccompanied Children, the result of a multi-year dialogue between federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations.

Maria Woltjen
Marcy Phillips

IJ Entrepreneurship Clinic Hosts Conference for Small Businesses Seeking Expansion

Entrepreneurship Clinic Hosts Conference for Small Businesses Seeking Expansion
Annesa Lacey
May 24, 2016

If you’re currently a small business owner who is considering expansion, you should be delighted to know the process of hiring has shed quite a bit of red tape throughout the years.

Elizabeth Kregor
Amy M. Hermalik

Flores on New Reporting Rules for US Investors in Myanmar: "a step in the wrong direction"

US hikes investment ceiling for Myanmar reporting
Steve Gilmore
Myanmar Times
May 23, 2016

Senior US administration officials said on May 17 that as part of actions to help trade, investment and the new government, the US would raise the reporting threshold for “aggregate new investment” from US$500,000 to $5 million.

Claudia M. Flores

Futterman on Chicago Officals Admitting 'Code of Silence'

City admits ‘code of silence,’ but Rahm may still have to testify
Fran Spielman
Chicago Sun-Times
May 23, 2016

In an about-face, City Hall lawyers acknowledged in federal court Friday that Chicago police observe a “code of silence,” the first time city attorneys have conceded that officers cover up misconduct by fellow cops.

Craig B. Futterman

New York Times Features Law School's Combat Clemency Project

A Lonely Mission to Pardon U.S. Soldiers Who Killed Civilians
Dave Phillips
New York Times
May 19, 2016

The Combat Clemency Project, part of the Law School's Mental Health Advocacy Clinic, was featured in a New York Times story, "A Lonely Mission to Pardon US Soldiers Who Killed Civilians." The seven students working on the project, run by Clinical Professor and Mental Health Advocacy Clinic Director Mark Heyman, are petitioning President Obama to grant clemency to combat veterans who were convicted of homicide while deployed in Afghanistan or Iraq.


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Mark J. Heyrman

Futterman: Chicago Administration's Handling of Police Misconduct is "Delay and Stalling Tactic"

May 11, 2016

From Aldertrack:

Richard Wooten, a retired police officer from the South Side’s 6th District and a former Sixth Ward aldermanic candidate, said those inaugural changes barely scratched the surface.

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