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CPD Stop-And-Frisk Policy Targets Blacks by Design - DC Crime Institute

The District of Columbia Crime Policy Institute Director John Roman said that the Chicago Police Department has consciously chosen to target African-Americans by implementing a stop-and-frisk program that is both controversial as well as counter-productive.

Less Police and Detectives? Less Solved Crime!

This post should have gone up last night but didn't for reasons unknown. Less Detectives? Less solved crime? Who are these reporters and where have they been lurking for years now? In his reelection campaign, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is taking credit for a slight decline in the city’s homicide rate. Show More Summary

Mitchell Makes Sense?

We're really going to have to start drinking again: Chicago’s segregated housing pattern and the race of persons accused of committing most gun crimes make it likely that the Chicago Police Department will bump heads with the American...Show More Summary

Demonstrators Demanding Police Accountability Arrested Outside Mayor's Office

Three people were arrested outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office at City Hall yesterday, after demonstrators held a "die-in" to demand reforms to the Chicago Police Department. [ more › ]

ACLU Report: Chicago Police Use Excessive Stop-and-Frisk on People of Color

Chicago police / Photo by Emily Brosious The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois released findings in a report Monday that show stop-and-frisks by Chicago police disproportionately target people of color -- and justification for these stops frequently fails...

Nice Job Officers

Well done: Two Chicago Police officers on bike patrol are being credited with saving an elderly tourist’s life along the Magnificent Mile on Tuesday afternoon.About 2:20 p.m., the two officers were on patrol when they were flagged down near Michigan and Walton, according to a statement from Chicago Police. Show More Summary

3 Arrested Protesting Rahm Emanuel Over Stop and Frisk

Three people were arrested Tuesday while protesting outside Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office, calling for an end to what they say is the excessive use of the controversial “stop and frisk” searches by the city’ police force.

Three arrested as Chicago protesters confront Mayor Rahm Emanuel to demand police reforms

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Three people were arrested on Tuesday at a protest at Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office while demanding reforms to the nation’s second largest police department, including an end to what they consider excessive use of “stop and frisk” searches. A group of about 100...

Three Protesters Arrested As Chicago Demonstrators Demand Police Reforms In 'Stop And Frisk' Searches

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

(Reuters) - Three people were arrested on Tuesday at a protest at Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office while demanding reforms to the nation's second largest police department, including an end to what they consider excessive use of "stop...Show More Summary

Chicago Police Department Needs Reform

Adam Bates It’s been a rough month for the Chicago Police Department (CPD).  First came the revelations from Spencer Ackerman and The Guardian about a CPD warehouse at Homan Square that was, according to detainees, defense attorneys,...Show More Summary

Chicago's Stop-And-Frisk Rate Four Times New York At Its Worst, ACLU Says

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police officers initiated stop, question and frisk encounters at a much higher rate last summer than their New York City counterparts ever did, and just like with New York's heavily criticized program, Chicago...Show More Summary

Somewhere, Michael Bloomberg and Rudy Guiliani are Green With Envy

Arbitrary police harassment of citizens in Chicago is remarkably pervasive: Perhaps the most startling finding of the ACLU report is that during the summer of 2014, CPD conducted more than a quarter million stops of civilians that did not lead to an arrest. When comparing that number of stops to population in Chicago versus New […]

ACLU Report Shows Chicago Stop And Frisk Worse Than New York

Chicago Police are leading the way now in “stop-and-frisk,” surpassing even New York City’s use of the controversial practice. [ more › ]

Chicago Police Stop-And-Frisk Practice Targets Black Americans – Report

The study by the American Civil Liberties Union pointed out that police are required to record the reason for stops but in nearly half of the cases officers either failed to provide information, or gave an unlawful reason.

About that "Profiling"

Remember all those warnings about Contact Cards being used against the police like Stop-and-Frisk in New York? Here we go: Blacks in Chicago are more likely to be subjected to a "stop and frisk" by police than any other race, a report...Show More Summary

Activists: Chicago cops used ‘stop-and-frisk’ four times more than NYPD at its peak

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

African American residents disproportionately targeted; ACLU report records 250,000 stops without arrest in May-August 2014 Chicago police officers used stop-and-frisk last summer at more than four times the rate that New York City officers had in the heyday of the practice in 2011, according to a...

ACLU: Chicago minorities unfairly subjected to stop-and-frisk

5 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Police in Chicago initiated stop-and-frisk procedures at a much higher frequency in summer 2014, the group says

Chicago Has a Bigger Problem with Stop-and-Frisks by Police Than New York Had

A report from the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois suggests Chicago has a much greater problem with stop-and-frisks by police than New York in 2011, which is considered the “height of the practice” and two years before a court ruled the New York Police Department’s policy violated Fourth Amendment rights. A “sample of 250 [...]

Chicago Police Fighting to Keep 'Stingray' Cell Phone Trackers Secret

The Chicago Police Department is trying its darndest to keep something under wraps: their use of secret cellphone tracking systems.

Date set for police torture reparations hearing

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Photo by Caroline Siede A few weeks ago, I wrote about a group of police torture survivors who are currently fighting for reparations from the City of Chicago. Read the rest

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