Stop and Frisk Failure

While watching the first presidential debate, it was refreshing to see the candidates asked about criminal justice issues. But it was appalling to hear Donald Trump again propose increasing stop-and-frisk policies as a way to address crime. This proposal should be recognized for what it is: a call to double down on an ineffective tool… Read More

ACLU Reports CPD Stop & Frisks Procedures Disproportionately Targets Minorities

The ACLU of Illinois issued a report in March of 2015 on the Chicago Police Department’s practice of stop and frisks in Chicago. Perhaps unsurprisingly, though no less infuriating, the data gathered by the ACLU of Illinois shows that an alarming amount of the stop and frisks performed by Chicago Police Officers are targeted against minority… Read More