The shooting of a white teenager by police in Chicago.
The shooting of Laquan Mcdonald by Chicago police.
The rise in parking tickets being written.
Police officers going on strike.
A video was released showing the young man was not a threat to the police when he was shot.
He was shot 16 times. Several times while he was down on the ground.
It took the city over a year to release the video and address the misconduct.
It took the States Attorney over a year to determine the officer needs to be charged with murder for the shooting.
All of the above.
B,C, and D only
350 million dollars
100 million dollars
35 million dollars
500 million dollars
Upper income households
Lower income households
Middle income households
The are all affected equally
It does not affect me because the police officers pay for these settlements.
It affects me because I am paying for these settlement with my tax dollars?
That you are not paying for these settlements with your tax dollars...it is money from another source.
They vote on budgets.
They approve city spending such as settlements against the city.
They vote the way the mayor wants them to vote.
They introduce and pass laws.
All of the above.
A,b, and d only
Requested to see the video tape before they voted on the settlement but was denied by the city.
Requested to see the video tape before they voted on the settlement.
Voted for the settlement without seeing the video tape to see why they were approving the settlement.
Saw the video tape before they voted on the settlement.
The city is operating with a deficit. They have less money than expenses to be paid.
The city is operating with a surplus. They have more money than expenses to be paid.
Due to operating with a deficit the city has to borrow money to pay for these settlements which adds to the deficit.
A and c
B and c
The money used for the settlements could have built 5 state of the art schools.
The money used for the settlements could have built 30 public libraries.
The money used for the settlements could have repaved 500 miles of the city streets
The money used for the settlements could have been used to help pay the city pension bill.
A and b
A,c and d
City officials did not know how bad the problem was.
City officials were related to the police officers involved in the shootings.
City officials want to keep these issues quiet so they settle to avoid a big trial that could possibly hurt their reelection efforts.
Alderman/city officials are irresponsible in managing taxpayer's money. They spend what the mayor tells them to spend.
Alderman/city officials did not know the shooting were occurring?
Alderman/city officials have relatives on the police force and don't want to do anything.
Many politicians don't think anything is wrong with the police department.
Many politicians think the police department should be independent and be self regulated.
Public support of police departments is generally high resulting in hesitation by politicians to challenge their authority. They want their support in local elections so they can remain in office.
To help the mayor by keeping these issues as quiet as possible.
To fix the problem by telling the city they need to fix the issues with the police department.
Save the city money by avoiding a trial which may determine a higher settlement amount.
A and c
They still have not addressed the issue.
After the video of the Mcdonald shooting was released almost a year later.
Immediately after the Laquan Mcdonald incident happened.
Six months after the Mcdonald shooting ocuured.