Police Brutality Case Lifts Veil on Chicago Police ‘Code of Silence’

A clear and blatant case of police brutality from 2007 has resulted in a $850,000 settlement for the victim, and has once again lifted the veil on the shady, corrupt tactics utilized by the CPD to protect their own.

In 2007, Officer Anthony Abbate was caught on tape brutally assaulting female bartender Karolina Obrycka.

In the wake of the incident, Abbate and his fellow officers  threatened Obrycka and her friends over the release of the tape, and made every attempt to silence anyone who tried to speak out or report on the incident.

Charter Schools Growing Rapidly Nationwide; But At What Price?

Charter Schools are currently the most rapidly growing sector of public education in America.

According to a recent report, enrollment rose by 200,000 students during the 2011-2012 school year.

And while many – including our friends in Congress – are big fans of charter schools, others say they’ve moved away from their intitial mission, and do not outperform traditional public schools.

University of Mississippi Students Riot After Obama Victory

Just in case anyone had the nerve to suggest that the re-election of President Obama meant 4 more years of post-racial bliss, some University of Mississippi students want to let you know otherwise.

Last night, some disgruntled students took to the campus streets after not enough states turned.

The angry protesters made it very clear that they weren’t happy with the re-election of a black president.

What Do You Want To See Accomplished In Obama’s Second Term?

To the relief of many, President Obama defeated challenger, Governor Mitt Romney last night.

With 303 electoral votes and 50% of the popular vote, President Obama won four more years in office.

Although the Republicans maintain an advantage in the House, the Democrats hold a majority in the Senate.

So the question becomes: What will Obama accomplish in his final term?

Does Obama’s Big Win Signal A ‘New America?’

In case you hadn’t heard, President Barack Obama was reelected last night.

And it wasn’t even that close, actually. Obama took 303 electoral points to Romney’s 206.

And now everyone is trying to figure out what it all means. According to Howard Fineman, Obama’s reelection signals the ascendancy of a “New America;” one typified by diversity, a global outlook, and “moving beyond centuries of racial, sexual, marital and religious tradition.

Tweeting Your Ballot? Not So Fast….

In the age of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, many voters are sharing their voting experience with digital friends and family by snapping pictures with their ballots.

Think twice, though. Some states don’t allow that:

According to the Citizen Media Law Project’s Web site, some states, including Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada and Texas, “expressly prohibit the use of photographic and recording equipment inside polling places.