Anthony Abbate

Abbate’s Sentencing: The Case for Expanding Access to Public Records

The actions by Chicago Police Officer Anthony Abbate sure seem to be the actions of someone the public would prefer not to be roaming free on the streets. The video of this beating was aired internationally as evidence of the violent culture of Chicago police specifically and America generally. The public was shocked and surprised[…]

Rape

Untested Rape Kits?

On Sunday June 14th the Chicago Tribune ran a story by Megan Twohey titled “Police Put Rape Kits on Hold”. Through the use of Illinois’ Freedom of Information Act Twohey examined the rate at which 13 large suburban policing agencies submitted rape kits for testing to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab. Twohey’s examination revealed[…]