Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: The fourth slaying of Michael Brown

Just how many times can you kill someone? If your name is 18-year-old Michael Brown, apparently more than once. The release of new video footage from the convenience store that Brown patronized in the moments before he was gunned down by then-Ferguson, Missouri, police officer, Darren Wilson, put Brown’s life back in the public and Read More…

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Justice Department sues Ferguson over police conduct

FERGUSON, Missouri — The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the city in a move to force police reform. “We intend to aggressively prosecute this case,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch told reporters Wednesday, “and we intend to prevail.” Authorities had no choice but to file a lawsuit after the Ferguson City Council voted Tuesday to Read More…

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Chicago police officer charged with murder in death of black teen

CHICAGO — The Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald has been charged with first-degree murder, a major turn that comes as many in the city braced for potential unrest. The Cook County State’s Attorney announced Tuesday that the Chicago officer, Jason Van Dyke, turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday morning. Read More…