The shooting death of Laquan McDonald did not receive major media attention when it happened in 2014. The case of the 17-year-old African-American who was shot and killed by Chicago police is finally getting exposure.
Just this week, House Republicans voted to slash billions of dollars in food stamp assistance to 3.8 million Americans. The move comes in the same week in which Republicans voted for the 41st time to deny health care coverage to millions of uninsured people. And while GOP leaders push to slash funding for schools, job training and seniors, they still plan to cut tax rates for rich corporations and wealthy investors.