Eric Garner’s death is difficult to watch, but at least we can watch it. We can dissect it and determine what the cops did wrong, maybe what Garner could have done differently. We can examine it in the hopes that it will prompt change in police tactics, so perhaps something that awful won’t happen again. And while that video didn’t lead to the charges many wished for, at least we know—without a shadow of a doubt—what happened that day.

On the streets of Chicago, things can be very different.

Like all law enforcement agencies, the Chicago Police Department is not required to report the number of incidents where an officer fires their gun, or, necessarily, when a subject is killed in police custody. [Read more] – Michael’s Blog