The Advocate

May 13, 2016

Van Dyke has at least 20 formal complaints over his career, including McDonald's fatal shooting, according to department records. Eleven involved allegations of excessive force. Many of those who complained were minorities. In some cases, a full record of the complaint was not available. But in...

May 11, 2016

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.

May 11, 2016

On 6 May, professors and students from the University of Chicago Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, the University of Milan, shared their experiences in utilizing UN Women’s revised ...

May 9, 2016

It's disappointing that Chicago's police unions haven't abandoned their fight to keep the public from obtaining a trove of disciplinary records dating to 1967.

May 9, 2016

Following a petition for a special prosector in the case of the Laquan McDonald shooting, filed by the Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project jointly with Northwestern University and the People's Law Office, the Chicago Tribune reports:

May 2, 2016

On her first morning in Zimbabwe last month, Kaitlin Beck, ’17, still jetlagged from her 25-hour journey the day before, walked into a meeting with a prominent women’s rights activist and learned the things her textbooks hadn’t taught her.

April 26, 2016

ROW started on the North Branch of the river near North Avenue, but soon outgrew that location and moved its base to the launch in Bridgeport on Eleanor Street. They row on the South Branch of the river and also Bubbly Creek, the offshoot infamous for the bubbles caused by decaying...

April 22, 2016

Over the past two years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of unaccompanied children fleeing to the U.S. from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

April 20, 2016

Whatever apparatus is supposed to exist in the city to police the police has also operated in a way that insulates them from accountability.

April 14, 2016

The report was unprecedented in its scope and direct calls for major reforms, said Craig Futterman, a University of Chicago Law School professor who has studied police accountability — and occasionally sued the city and police department.

“This is so different from very many blue-ribbon...