OPINION: Lies, Deception and Cover-up

People protesting against police violence in Ferguson | Scott Olson/Getty Images via Vox Media, Inc. Thursday, January 7, 2015 || By Rev. Dr. Regi Ratliff olice Officers were once known to serve and protect the community. They visited schools, mentored students, delivered food to homeless residents, provided school supplies to neighborhood children and coached little league baseball games. Although some of these activities still exist in some … Continue reading OPINION: Lies, Deception and Cover-up

Dominican University Students Die-in to Protest Ferguson, New York Jury Verdicts

Dominican University students hold a die-in protest, in solidarity with nationwide protests against racism, at Dominican University on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. (Chandler West/Staff Photographer). Tuesday, December 9, 2014 || Originally Published: Oak Park Wednesday Journal || Michael Romain University professors say the demonstration is just a launching pad for more activism River Forest | They lay prostrate – motionless and silent – for 4 … Continue reading Dominican University Students Die-in to Protest Ferguson, New York Jury Verdicts

What Maywood’s Police Chief Thinks About Ferguson, Michael Brown Murder

(Police aiming at a protester in Ferguson’s business district on August 11, 2014. Photograph by Scott Olson for Getty. Below, Maywood Police Chief Valdimir Talley. Photograph by Michael Romain for the Village Free Press). Thursday, August 21, 2014 || By Michael Romain  In the wake of the murder of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American man who was shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, a torrent of national … Continue reading What Maywood’s Police Chief Thinks About Ferguson, Michael Brown Murder