By Tim Craig , Mark Berman, Avi Selk and Amy B Wang Washington Post, Posted October 29 at 3:46 PM The man accused of killing 11 people in a synagogue here appeared in court Monday, two days after a massacre that tore through this community and set off new waves of fear and acrimony in the United States. Robert Bowers, 46, had not been...
By Jay Weaver, Miami Herald Cesar Sayoc, a strident supporter of President Donald Trump charged with directing a mail-bomb campaign in South Florida against prominent Democrats, will be locked up in federal custody in Miami for at least a few more days. The 56-year-old Aventura man, arrested Friday on charges of...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent “Kill Bill,” apparently was on Judge Steven T. O’Neill’s mind just before a jury convicted Bill Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in April. As the comedian bids to overturn his conviction, courtroom observers recalled the now-infamous moment as O’Neill walked through the...
Crusader Staff Report The sentencing hearing for convicted murderer Jason Van Dyke will take place at 9 a.m. next Wednesday, October 31 in courtroom 500 at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building. Judge Vincent Gaughan will hear arguments before deciding on how long the former Chicago police officer will be behind bars...

DEFIANT AND SHAMELE$$

Despite public outrage, several Black aldermen took more campaign donations from the mayor and two were given much more money than what was first reported in a Crusader investigation. By Erick Johnson Everyone was looking for The List. When City Hall said there wasn’t one, the Chicago Crusader pulled information from...
Campaign stresses the importance of voting in this year’s midterms By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Next month’s fast-approaching midterm elections count as one of the most consequential in a lifetime, according to political scholar Norman Ornstein. The folks at AARP “wholeheartedly concur,” and not just in word, but also by...

A Crusader Investigation

By Erick Johnson A 17-year-old Black teenager was dead. A Chicago police officer was being held responsible for shooting him 16 times. There was a video to prove it. And, there was also an FBI investigation and a state criminal investigation to find out why Officer Jason Van Dyke needed...
Crusader Staff Report Last week’s Crusader investigative report about eight Black aldermen who took campaign donations from Mayor Rahm Emanuel has drawn praise from readers across Chicago. Called “Bought for Silence?,” the 2,000-word story reported that eight Black aldermen took nearly $300,000 from the mayor. Some of the Black Aldermen...
24 years later, Octavius Morris signs second affidavit saying cop forced her to lie convict Roosevelt Myles, who has been in prison for nearly 27 years By Erick Johnson Two sworn affidavits. One eyewitness. One fatal shooting and one false conviction. It’s a story that, for decades, has failed to add...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Much is known about many aspects of the history of the civil rights movement in America. However, the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America provided one of the least often heralded but most essential roles in the movement’s...