| Feb 9, 2014
| 1:57 PM
In a haunting New York Times documentary, Ron Davis, father of Jordan Russell Davis, recalls the day his son donned a hoodie and remarked on his resemblance to Trayvon Martin.
Dad, he said, "That shouldn't have happened to him."
Nearly nine months...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Judging by the signs, the chants and the shouts of anger, protesters in Ferguson, Mo., want to see Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson charged with murder in the shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown.
From what I know now, that hope doesn't strike...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Americans had spent days watching round-the-clock coverage of the escalating tensions in Ferguson, Missouri when President Obama acknowledged that we are "deeply disturbed" by the situation.
Indeed we are. Take your pick of the most dismaying elements of...
| Aug 13, 2014
Every big-city mayor and police chief in America — including the guys from Chicago — are watching what is happening outside of St. Louis, in the town of Ferguson.
Ferguson was once a white suburb. Now it is predominantly black. And it's...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Figuring out why an unarmed black teenager was shot multiple times by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, will not be easy. The police department said 18-year-old Michael Brown attacked the cop and tried to take his gun; a young man who was with Brown...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 5:10 AM
Chicago’s hip-hop community is in a war of words that has escalated into violence, with the shooting death of a teenage rapper.
Tuesday was another night, another homicide in a year in which hundreds of Chicagoans have been gunned down; the...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 7:19 PM
I spent Sunday night at a candlelight vigil, held to mark the anniversary of a young man's shooting death and nudge anyone who knows anything to come forward.
I heard a grieving mother beg the crowd for tips that might help police and watched burly high...
| Jul 3, 2014
A trial date has finally been set in the police killing of John Wrana, the frail, 95-year-old World War II veteran I've been telling you about for some time now.
The trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 15, in a tiny courtroom in Markham, a bench trial...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:24 AM
We can do better.
Better than 82 people shot in one city in 84 hours. Better than a father losing two of his children, a year apart, to gun violence. Better than a shooting per week on school grounds across the country since the Sandy Hook Elementary...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Google "Alex Kozinski firing squad" and nearly 20,000 mentions turn up. But those are just a few words plucked from a detailed dissent by the chief judge of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing, in essence, that Americans are hypocrites about...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:33 AM
"The Honorable Woman" Exploring the seemingly endless conflict between Israel and Palestine at a time when the bloodshed there is again in the news, Hugo Blick's series both embraces and transcends its subject matter.
The child of a Holocaust...