Christian Science Monitor interviews Prof. McLaughlin about bill designed to hold Chicago officials accountable

McLaughin1In an article for “The Christian Science Monitor,” Professor Randolph McLaughlin commented on a bill put forward in Chicago that would allow citizens to recall elected officials if the people did not believe justice had been served. Called the “Laquan McDonald Act” and filed on the second anniversary of the shooting of the unarmed 17 year old by Chicago police, the bill is intended to ensure that elected officials are held accountable for abuses of power.

“Certainly making elected officials know that if they don’t hold the police accountable, they can be recalled from office, is a powerful tool to incentivize local district attorneys and mayors to move these cases forward and recognize that there could be a consequence for them, too, if they don’t do the right thing,” Professor McLaughlin is quoted as saying.

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