AuthorCynic, Aaron
PositionChicago, Illinois

There are so many names: Flint Farmer, Rekia Boyd, Laquan McDonald, Dakota Bright, Ronald Johnson, Quintonio LeGrier, Bettie Jones, Harith Augustus, Adam Toledo, Anthony Alvarez, and many more--all shot and killed by Chicago Police.

From 2013 to 2021, the Chicago Police Department, the second-largest in the United States, shot and killed eighty-five people, including twelve minors. Though the city's mayor, Lori Lightfoot, was elected on the promise of police reform, efforts to change the system have been slow, at best.

But as long as these issues have existed, Chicagoans have been in the streets demanding an end to the murders through reform or by defunding or abolishing the department as a...

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