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In Chicago, Police Held Accountable, Not Journalists

How threatening it must be for Hinkel and the Tribune to finally have a police union pointing out just how badly the Tribune has covered an entire era of the criminal justice in Chicago. How threatening that the FOP will no longer cooperate with the newspaper until its writers begin to come clean on this massive amount of evidence. 

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Solidarity Forever...

For one, Tribune writers have steadily attacked the rights of police officers as established through their collective bargaining rights. These attacks took perverse form in the coverage of the fatal police shooting by Robert Rialmo in 2015, when the city’s civilian oversight agency, mired in its own allegations of misconduct, ruled that the fatal shooting of a bat-wielding assailant was unjustified.

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