Not amazing. Unsubbed.
The spit quality is a off putting and bad first few episodes. Content is good and deep. The big problem is the right question does not come-out. Some cops are good, some bad, but you should not assume police will treat you right. That said, we know if you break the law, get high, and run around with a weapon the cops will not do the right thing. I feel bad for both families and people who listened to this podcast should walk away with an idea to have extra care when in company of police.
This podcast is AMAZING in terms of the quality of reporting and presentation of information. Good balance of representing both sides of this story. The only thing that bothers me is the quality of their microphones. The microphones are so good they intensely pick up the spit moving around in peopleâs mouths. I had to skip every time stacey talked because all I could hear is the spit moving around in her mouth. Thank the lord she didnt host this; sorry stacey. Iâm sure you are a fantastic reporter but you sure are a spitty talker. I also wish they would have expanded on the consent decree and how exactly they planned to reform CPD, and how this compares to past efforts. The whole documentation of gun pulls seems counterproductive to me, and not focused on the core of the issue. I would have been interested in seeing what else they planned to do to reform the CPD.
To continue race as the problem is a narrative that becomes exhausting. Is there a racial divide in America; yes but to continue to drill this into a frame of reference an injustice. We should've focused more on corruption and how the effects of these individuals - selling land rights for money - that's more prevalent.
One of the best podcasts Iâve ever heard. Incredible reporting, great in-depth coverage, and such an important topic and case that deserves to be delved into as they do in this show. Thank you for your work, and for keeping us, the wider population, educated and informed.
Clear, concise, facts laid out. Listeners were allowed to come to their own conclusion.
I love the podcast. Binging on this! Very enjoyable and keeps my attention, or maybe itâs that you can keep my attention better? ð¤·ââï¸Either way, Iâm addicted. Maybe I donât know how, but Iâm starting from the beginning. When ex. Episode 4 ends, automatically plays the one below it, episode 3. How do I how can I make it have 1 at the top so it plays in order? Itâs really annoying cause my hands are always full or dirty. Please let me know if there is a way.
Very well done!
Very well done!!
This podcast was told very well. It made me wrestle with both sides of our great American shame, racism. I wish some of the segments were longer. A great listen.
Wow. This just helped to open my eyes (woke?) to the absolute ridiculousness and prevalence of institutional racism. A very sad and infuriating but oh so important story. Optics matter!!
The first episode was phenomenal, featuring interviews with the suspect officer as well as friends and family of Laquan McDonald â as nuanced as an episode of Serial or This American Life. The subsequent episodes are daily coverage of the trial as it happened and still provide useful context on top of the events. Even listening to it months after the trial is incredibly interesting.
How could he pray for a child, a young man he emptied his clip into? What is he praying for?WHY CANT THE VICTIMS, FAMILIES AND ADVOCATES GO AFTER THE COMPANY WHO INSURES THE POLICE DEPARTMENT?
This podcast is about an interesting case, but very little effort went into making this podcast and it was stretched out way too much. There should of been fewer episodes.
There are far to few instances of the local media holding the polices accountable, especially compared to how slavish local media is when an officer is killed, wounded, or does something that helps people. I mean how many times do we have to hear about the release of the wrongfully convicted before we pay attention to the beginning of the process? Here WBEZ has done a stellar job, not only looking at the the police, but also the complicity of local media in their lack of holding the police to any public accountability. We need more in-depth local reporting like this. But we need it consistently, not just when an event like the Laquan McDonald killing. Iâm kinda saddened by the lack of prescriptive solutions to police misconduct though.
Thank you for this podcast. The coverage of this case is definitely needed!!
I must have been living under a rock, I was homegrown in Chicagoâs Southwest Side, but Iâve been so busy with my own life I felt like I didnât have time to feel the pain of the city.. so I purposely sold my TV & ignored the news. Itâs my Birthday, so I decided to find a podcast to listen to..away from my busy life. Well, this story was presented so well I feel like I was physically present through it all.. leaving me half Blessed I have a Birthday & the other half feeling like I am guilty of murdering my own cityâs issues because I felt like I couldnât change anything, so why listen daily to the bad news... This story has brought a conviction to my ignorance & Iâm sorry for BOTH sides (technically speaking from an outsiderâs point of view)Itâs extremely saddening for the victimâs friends & family, plus people that have to deal with fear of those who should be serving the city & protecting the citizens. 17yrs old & couldnât walk away & learn from his mistake. Unlike BOTH SIDES, I WAS ABLE walk away free & alive & learn from my mistakes; Iâve had em.. my childhood was NOT easy! But if people die before they can learn, then whatâs the point in life?And for the other side, mistakes are made by us all.. some because we have bad days. I WAS ABLE to walk away & learn without going to prison or dying! Van Dike had a bad day, couldnât fight his demons & he ALSO couldnât walk away free & learn from his mistake. Both sides lose. If youâre reading this, you were able to walk away from your mistakes & learn from them. Iâm speaking to BOTH sides!!
Very good reporting and informative on the case.
Thank you for this excellent in depth reporting of a tragic but historic moment in Chicagoâs history. It exposes a wound very deep and divisive Iâm sure communities around the world can find similarities and hopefully from which gain wisdom. This podcast provides FACTUAL context for listeners around the world. Which will hopefully help others in Chicago and around make reasonable conclusions about a tragedy that left two lives broken. I came to this podcast with one opinion and walked away with a wider perspective. Thatâs what I call excellent reporting. Thank you.
I just listened to the trailer of 16 Shots, it is AMAZING! It hooked me right away.