Jeff Sessions

When to make a federal case out of the police

When to make a federal case out of the police

The U.S. Department of Justice’s report finding unconstitutional police practices in Chicago was scathing yet unsurprising, coming as it did amid months of tension following the fatal 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white police officer and the much-delayed release of video depicting the incident. Importantly, though, the report was also something of a relief — it finally provided the city, its political leadership and its police an opportunity to focus on a diagnosis of the problem and recommended...

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