David Schaper appears in the following:
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown are getting smaller. Some in Ferguson are trying to morph the protests into an effort to push specific policy changes in the city's police department.
Monday, August 25, 2014
It's been two weeks since the 18-year-old was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Mo. Large crowds are expected to attend Brown's funeral Monday; his dad asked for peace after weeks of protests.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
In Ferguson, Mo., some younger and older residents have differing views on whether violence among protesters is appropriate and how best to effect change.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
We hear voices from Ferguson, Mo., a community in distress over the death of Michael Brown who was shot and killed last Saturday by a police officer. The young African-American man was unarmed.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The community of Ferguson, Mo., remains on edge after a police shooting left an unarmed black teenager dead over the weekend. Clashes have erupted between protesters and police, and an officer was involved in another shooting overnight.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Civil Rights activists and religious leaders are calling for calm and a swift investigation that includes the identification of the police officer who shot Michael Brown, a black unarmed teen.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Tensions are still high in a Missouri town where a black teenager was fatally shot by a police officer on Saturday. Religious leaders and activists are calling for calm and peaceful demonstrations after three nights of protests that alternately involved looting and police in riot gear.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
The U.S. and other countries are restricting flights over eastern Ukraine after a MH17 jet was shot down. But experts agree that the airline had every reason to believe its aircraft would be safe.
Sunday, July 06, 2014
One year after an oil train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, some firemen and first responders say they still don't have the training or manpower to handle a similar disaster.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Empty lots have multiplied in parts of Chicago in recent years, so the city is selling them to homeowners dirt cheap. It's an effort to spark renewal in some of the city's most blighted areas.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Iowa, Minnesota and other parts of the Midwest have been hit with record levels of rainfall recently. As water floods homes and businesses and threatens crops, local officials scramble to help.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Donald Trump and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are warring over a sign on the side of a skyscraper bearing Trump's name. The mayor wants it removed, but Trump has emphatically said no, via the media.
Monday, June 16, 2014
A court-appointed federal monitor will no longer oversee hiring in the city of Chicago. A federal judge ruled that the city has put in place enough safeguards to minimize patronage in Chicago government jobs. It took 45 years of court orders and consent decrees, but political reformers say that patronage, which once built a powerful democratic machine, is slowly becoming a thing of the past.
Monday, June 16, 2014
A federal judge in Chicago will decide on Monday whether to end the federal monitoring of hiring, firing and promotions in city government to ensure politics is not a part of the process.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Chicago has seen spikes in shootings as gangs have splintered and rival factions battle. But authorities say they've also seen a recent trend of gangs aligning to form new drug-dealing factions.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The jury didn't buy state Rep. Derrick Smith's argument that the repeated efforts to get him to accept the money amounted to entrapment.
Monday, June 09, 2014
A jury must decide whether Democratic State Rep. Derrick Smith abused his office and took a $7,000 bribe or was entrapped by an overzealous FBI.
Sunday, June 08, 2014
Against the backdrop of the city's historic architecture, Donald Trump is pasting his name in huge letters on the side of Chicago's Trump International Hotel and Tower.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
During a conversation between a reporter and community activists on Chicago's South Side, gunshots not more than 100 feet away shattered an otherwise quiet afternoon. After the initial shock wore off, the neighborhood leaders expressed their frustration over their community's connection with gun violence and engaged in a deep conversation about its underlying causes — and what can be done to solve them.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Gun violence in Chicago is so common in some neighborhoods that the daily reports of shootings can seem like little more than numbers. Our reporter saw the dangers of Chicago's South Side firsthand.