chicago government

Apparently Fox now has a TV show where a tech CEO uses his massive wealth to convince the Chicago government to give him personal control over a police precinct so that he can update their technology and teach them how to better fight crime, which is, like, three of my nightmare scenarios of the world wrapped into one

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Suffragists convene on Chicago for the Republican National Convention, 1916, Chicago. 

Though the official 1916 Republican Party Platform favored the extension of the right to vote to women, it clearly stated that it should be left to the vote of the people.  

Alternatively, the Democratic Party Platform fully and clearly stated the support for the right of women to vote, which ultimately led to the ratification to the Constitution of the 19th Amendment under Democratic President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. 

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Homan Square revealed: how Chicago police 'disappeared' 7,000 people
Exclusive: Lawsuit exposes scale of detention at off-the-books interrogation warehouse while attorneys describe find-your-client chase ‘from a Bond movie’
By Spencer Ackerman
9 Government Conspiracies Against Black People That Were Proven True (Seen On Bossip Thought It Was Interesting Enough For My Blog)

Conspiracy: The War On Drugs Was Just A Means To Put Black People In Jail

Richard Nixon’s advisor recently came out and explained it all: “We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

Conspiracy: The Chicago Government Covered Up The Laquan McDonald Shooting

For months, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel denied that he knew anything about the shooting of Laquan McDonald – an unarmed Black teen who was killed by police – but internal emails showed how that wasn’t the case. 

The Government Infected Black People With Syphilis

From 1932 to 1972, the US Public Health Service infected hundreds of sharecroppers in Alabama with Syphilis to run tests on the disease.

Conspiracy: Ronald Reagan Pushed Drugs To The Black Community

As part of the Iran-Contra deal, the Reagan administration supported and facilitated pushing drugs into the Black communities. Many investigative reports and probes have put this fact to the forefront. While we’d always suspected this to be the case, more and more proof has come to the forefront.

Conspiracy – The CIA Was Involved With The Destruction Of Black Wall Street

Black Wall Street was an all-Black, self-sustaining community that was destroyed by the KKK. But further investigation has proven that the US government was involved.

Conspiracy – The Government Tried To Kill Martin Luther King

There’s been an actual letter released to the public where the FBI tried to get MLK to commit suicide by threatening to release information on extramarital affairs.

Conspiracy – The Government Knew About The Dirty Water In Flint

We know that the terrible, dirty water in Flint, Michigan has created a health crisis. But we do now know that the governor was giving out clean water to his staff before the story went public.

Conspiracy – The Government Overthrew Kwame Nkrumah 

Kwame Nkrumah was the president of Ghana after the country gained independence. He had dreams of uniting Africa through a continental highway system and a radio station that across the whole continent. The CIA didn’t want this to happen so they organized his coup.

Conspiracy – COINTELPRO Was Designed To Stop Black Activism

COINTELPRO (meaning Counter Intelligence Program) was supposed to be about protecting national security. However most of the resources were used to quell groups like SNCC, CORE and the Black Panther party.

latimes.com
How black, Latino and Muslim college students organized to stop Trump's rally in Chicago
When black, Muslim and Latino student activists at the University of Illinois at Chicago heard last week that Donald Trump was planning a rally on campus, they did what any good organizers do in 2016: They went online.
By Los Angeles Times