Jurors in Chicago on Thursday rejected claims that a Zion police officer doctored the scene after shooting a 17-year-old teen in the back, killing him, and found in favor of the officer and the city of Zion in a civil suit brought by the boy’s family. Officer Eric Hill fatally shot 17-year-old Justus Howell twice in the back on April 4, 2015. Hill said the boy turned during a chase and pointed a gun at him. Howell’s family insisted Hill doctored the scene of the shooting and lied about it.
A suburban terrorism suspect arrested more than five years ago for trying to set off a bomb downtown has been found competent to stand trial, court records show. U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman found Adel Daoud, 24, not mentally fit in August 2016 and he was sent to a federal treatment facility in Springfield, Missouri. However, following a hearing Monday, Coleman found that Daoud’s competency had been restored. It is not yet clear when he might go to trial.
A grainy surveillance video captured the fatal shooting by a Zion police officer of 17-year-old Justus Howell nearly three years ago. Now it is central to a civil trial at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in which Howell’s family insists Officer Eric Hill used unreasonable force when he pulled the trigger. Lawyers for each side insisted on Tuesday that the video backs them up. And they encouraged jurors to look closely at it during deliberations.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".