The stress of a pandemic, the hostility and hate towards officers and pushes from elected officials to defund the police, remove qualified immunity and other dangerous notions have trickled over into the new year.
Police in Chicago are continually facing hate, violence, and threats from people in the community and a number of officers were shot and injured last year.
Just 13 days into the new year and Illinois State Senate passed a controversial and dangerous police reform bill. Executive Director Simon Lewis discusses the bill in an opinion piece.
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