no-snitch

December Round Up

Public officials are supposed to lead by example, but most public officials in Illinois and Chicago prefer to live by the old adage: “do what I say not as I do.”  The truth is that there is a no snitching policy in Chicago and Illinois: both among the community members in Chicago and among our Read more about December Round Up[…]

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Chicago Police Board: A 10-Year Analysis

CJP’s report analyzes ten years of Chicago Police Board cases and decisions. The study examines the charges filed with the Chicago Police Board and their resulting decisions over the past ten years. The Chicago Police Board is a municipal oversight agency charged with the responsibility of making, in some cases, the final disciplinary decision for Read more about Chicago Police Board: A 10-Year Analysis[…]

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Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice & Blocked Access

Public and media access to correctional institutions should be a requirement in a democracy.  Correctional institutions throughout the U.S. and Illinois have a long history of denying access.  Once again, the traditional dogma around the correctional institutions’ need to protect the privacy and rights of those in their charge is brought up.  The reality is Read more about Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice & Blocked Access[…]

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Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice & Blocked Access

Public and media access to correctional institutions should be a requirement in a democracy.  Correctional institutions throughout the U.S. and Illinois have a long history of denying access.  Once again, the traditional dogma around the correctional institutions’ need to protect the privacy and rights of those in their charge is brought up.  The reality is Read more about Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice & Blocked Access[…]

gang law

New Gang Law: Ripe for Abuse and Problems within the System

The new anti-gang law signed by Governor Quinn this week may sound like it makes sense theoretically, but it will likely become a real problem in its day to day application.  The law is aimed at punishing gang members who are found to be in possession of a firearm.  When looking at the gang violence Read more about New Gang Law: Ripe for Abuse and Problems within the System[…]