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A police officer in Chicago has been charged with first-degree murder for the 2014 killing of a black teenager — less than 24 hours before video of the shooting was set to be released per a judge’s order. Officer Jason Van Dyke shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in late October of last year. According to The Associated ... read
Update: 2:20 p.m. Civil-rights group Color of Change has released a statement in the aftermath of the shootings at a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis. The statement, from Executive Director Rashad Robinson, reads in part: “More than 50 years after the civil-rights movement, Black lives continue to be under ... read