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Bill Cosby's Long-Overdue Downfall May Be Empowering More Rape Victims to Report Their Assaults

By now, over 50 women have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault, and according to The Washington Post, the public vindication of these women’s stories may have contributed to a shift in progress: more victims are coming forward to police departments, who are in turn listening to more women, and altering…

Steely Black Lives Matter Activist Disrupts Press Conference to Call For Rahm Emanuel's Resignation

A Black Lives Matter protester named April Goggans disrupted the United States Conference of Mayors on Wednesday in Washington D.C. to call for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s resignation. Goggans waded onstage with a “Resign Rahm” sign and calmly stood there as a variety of people in suits tried awkwardly to get her to…

Rahm Emanuel Gives a 'Healing' Speech, as Chicago Residents Protest Outside

On Wednesday, embattled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke publicly about the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald inside the Chicago City Hall Chambers, while locals protested outside its doors, some of whom were reportedly frustrated that the speech—which was intended to be open to the public—was overcrowded due…

Cop Charged With the Murder Of Laquan McDonald Walks Out of Jail Thanks to Police Fundraising

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, imprisoned for fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, left jail on Monday night. Although charged with first degree murder for McDonald’s death, Van Dyke was released after less than a week of incarceration because, according to his lawyer, he “[doesn’t] pose a flight…