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THE WORD | MAN BEING DEPORTED ESCAPES ICE AGENTS AT O'HARE, CATCHES CAB AFTER USING RESTROOM!

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A 32 year old male (Radu Anghel) was being deported and escaped immigration agents by sneaking out of a restroom during a layover at O'Hare International Airport.

Anghel, slipped past two Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on June 10 at the airport's international terminal as he was being transported from Texas back to his home country of Romania. He came to the states on a work permit but did not return to his home country when the work permit expired.

When officials realized that Anghel had escaped they call for police officials to be at stand at each exit, it it was to late. Anghel had already got away. The police are still searching for Anghel.

THE WORD | Social media is Outraged after Rio Vista Officer Body Slams Woman

Social media is outraged and a use of force investigation is underway after cell phones recorded a woman being body slammed to the ground by a Rio Vista police officer.

The Rio Vista Police Department moved quickly after cell phone footage of the body slam went viral, releasing eight body camera videos of the traffic stop just two days after it happened, reports the Sacramento Bee.

It all began as a traffic stop a block away from home for a couple of siblings and a brother-in-law. The family of the young woman explained to FOX40 they were just coming back from a quick Sunday evening errand.

"Went to go to the store to pick up some sour cream and some cheese for our tacos," said Monaisha Thomas.

They say the officer who approached the car appeared irritated from the start.

Responding to the call, Deshaunna Payne and her daughter, Cherish Thomas, pulled up in a second car. Body cam footage from one officer show Payne and Thomas yelling at officers, demanding to know why some of the first car’s occupants had been arrested. They later go back into their cars briefly, emerging with their cell phones out to record the interaction.

"Like he came to do something and he wanted it done, so he's gonna get it done," Thomas told FOX40. "I felt like he was hoping that we weren't complying."

An internal investigation will be conducted into the incident, according to the news release, which the department says is standard procedure in a use-of-force incident.

Michael Jordan releases statement on police violence, and donates one million

 Michael Jordan today released the following statement:

"As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well.

"I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background, so I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial tensions that seem to be getting worse as of late. I know this country is better than that, and I can no longer stay silent. We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers -- who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all -- are respected and supported.

"Over the past three decades I have seen up close the dedication of the law enforcement officers who protect me and my family. I have the greatest respect for their sacrifice and service. I also recognize that for many people of color their experiences with law enforcement have been different than mine. I have decided to speak out in the hope that we can come together as Americans, and through peaceful dialogue and education, achieve constructive change."

"To support that effort, I am making contributions of $1 million each to two organizations, the International Association of Chiefs of Police's newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The Institute for Community-Police Relations' policy and oversight work is focused on building trust and promoting best practices in community policing. My donation to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the nation's oldest civil rights law organization, will support its ongoing work in support of reforms that will build trust and respect between communities and law enforcement. Although I know these contributions alone are not enough to solve the problem, I hope the resources will help both organizations make a positive difference.

"We are privileged to live in the world's greatest country -- a country that has provided my family and me the greatest of opportunities. The problems we face didn't happen overnight and they won't be solved tomorrotw, but if we all work together, we can foster greater understanding, positive change and create a more peaceful world for ourselves, our children, our families and our communities."

 statement provided by ESPN

​Someone please call 911… or should we?

How does a series of kicks and punches land the victim behind bars? This is a question many are asking about 24-year old Shaquille O’Neal, who was video recorded being brutality beaten by two Chicago police officers.

After the video went viral on Facebook, the suspect is facing charges under accounts of “assaulting an officer, violating parole, possession of drugs, and disorderly conduct” according  WGNTV.

According to Fox 32 Chicago, police say that they saw O’Neal engaging in a drug deal with three bags of heroine on him, and they were attempting to stop him in the act. Police also say that O’Neal fled, at which point they decided to use force against him. He bit one of the officers on the hand, and they began to stomp on him.

O’Neal’s representative and attorney, Michael Oppenheimer , states, “People run from police for all sorts of reasons. One of the problems is you have lots of young African American men who are quite simply afraid of the police and they're afraid of what police will do to them, and so they run,” Oppenheimer said.

O’Neal was beaten until he went “limp” and unconscious. 24 hours later, O’Neal was charged in an attempt to justify the police’s actions towards their suspect, and the police was initially put on desk duty. He was just recently dismissed from his law enforcement duties.

While no one can necessarily justifying O’Neal’s actions or the police officer’s actions because of a lot of hearsay, but nonetheless the extent to which the police beat this man was unnecessary.

Unfortunately, this type of thing is not unheard of between the Police Department and the citizens of Chicago.

One of the most popular cases was the McDonald Case. LaQuan McDonald was shot 16 times by police officer Jason Van Dyke in the crisp fall of 2014. Not only was this member of the law enforcement initially not held accountable for his actions, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s emails were leaked that revealed an attempt to coverup the video to ensure that it wouldn’t be released to the public in exchange for a 5 million dollar settlement.

Another case was the case of a the 17-year old Cedrick Chatman who was killed in the middle of the day of 2013 . Similarly to the McDonald case, according to CNN, city officials attempted to withhold the video and did so for almost three years.

The Independent Police Review Authority acknowledges that from 2009-2016, police officials have killed 106 people and wounded 237 people. These numbers are outrageous considering according to the same source, 89.1% of the causes of death is gunshot. From this, we know that something needs to change.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged to utilize a quarter of a million dollars last year from the Chicago Police Department Policing Program to finance gun buyback programs, says ABC new in October 2015.

More recently, Rahm Emanuel made more of a effort to make our streets safer by increasing the number of law enforcements on the street during the Labor Day weekend.

New York Times quoted Emanuel:“If we all come together and reclaim our streets, reclaim our parks, there’s no room for the gangbangers,” on the same weekend.

In December 2015, Emanuel finally commented after the resolution of the McDonald case and the continuous rejection from the black community, Emanuel said during his apology stating he wanted “nothing less than complete and total reform to the system and the culture that it breeds”.

While he makes promises and has made progress, the McDonald case and his involvement in it almost cost his the mayoral race last year. This goes to show while, yes, progress is being made, there isn't enough plan being done to make our neighborhoods safer and for the people of it to feel safe.

A New York Times survey conducted May 2016 confirmed that 70% of the poll disapproved of Emanuel and his progress.

All in all, Chicagoans are afraid to let their children play outside for fear of the police. Chicagoans fear going outside at night for fear of being shot or even the possibility of interacting with law enforcement. Even worse, black Chicagoans have lost faith in Mayor Emanuel’s ability to improve our progressively worsening crime rate and overall environment.

So, if Chicagoans, live in fear and fear to trust, I leave you with the the final thought to decide: If the people cant trust the police to protect them, who can they trust?

Sources: WGNTV,Fox 32 ChicagoMotherjones.comColorlines.comCNN.com,

Bloomberg.comABC 7 ChicagoNY Times.com