Baskin was unapologetic about the role gangs played in neighborhoods impacted by drug-trafficking, unemployment and poverty.
Columnist and Editorial Board Member, Chicago Sun-Times
MITCHELL: The mayor said the same thing many of us have said ourselves. The truth hurts — and doubly so coming out of the mouth of a white man.
Policy-makers are more concerned about opioid overdoses than they are about the drug trafficking turning neighborhoods into war zones.
Critics claim Wilson, who is widely known in church circles for his giving, was buying votes when he passed out cash at an event in July.
MITCHELL: Why are politicians so outraged that mayoral hopeful Willie Wilson is using his own fortune to help poor people pay their property taxes?
An African-American police officer said no one wants to say anything after a fatal shooting. “People will actually say, ‘that’s your job.’ “
“First and foremost, we are shutting down Belmont and Lake Shore Drive and marching to Wrigley Field to redistribute the pain,” said Tio Hardiman.
Until we face the reality of systemic racial and economic segregation, there’s little reason to believe the department’s racist nature will end.
MITCHELL: Markeis McGlockton was ‘legally’ murdered for standing up to a white man in the same way black folks were lynched in the Jim Crow era.
On Sunday, there was no police presence, and the tangle of hustlers that routinely sell loose cigarettes had returned to their turf.
OPINION: I can’t chalk up this man’s death to: “He should have complied with police.”
Mary Mitchell asks why can’t a black man, who isn’t bothering anyone, walk down the street in his own neighborhood without being accosted by police?
MITCHELL: Thana Muhammad, 81, created affordable housing on South, West Sides. She was found dismembered June 10 at her home. Help find her killer.
If Pfleger can extract solid commitments now, the likelihood of something, besides publicity, coming out of the march is very good.