Posts tagged policing
No Cop Academy West Garfield Park Report

The #NoCopAcademy campaign “is an effort supported by community organizations across Chicago, that want to see $95 million invested in our communities rather than police training grounds.” This year, they published a report of surveys in West Garfield Park concerning the construction of the cop academy. Overwhelmingly, West Garfield Park residents reported they did not want the Cop Academy built in their neighborhood and want to see public investment—independent of policing—in their community.

The report can be accessed here.

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What Makes an Ideal Reparations Package?: A Typological Examination of Reparations for Jon Burge Torture Survivors

In Maddie Anderson’s BA Thesis, she “explores the question “how effective was the Burge reparations package?” I define reparations and create a typology of reparations based on international and national case studies. I then use that, as well as interviews with torture survivors, the mothers of torture survivors, and the authors and implementers of the Burge reparations package, to judge the efficacy of the Burge reparations package and make recommendations about what work should still be done to improve the plight of torture survivors."

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CPD Civil Asset Forfeiture Data

Civil asset forfeitures occur when police and prosecutors keep property seized during an arrest, such as money, cars, or other valuables. In Illinois, civil asset forfeitures can occur in the absence of conviction, or even the filing of charges. Lucy Parsons Lab has analyzed over 23,000 civil asset forfeitures in Cook County, determining most occur in heavily policed, predominantly black and brown communities

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Chicago Torture Archive

The Chicago Torture Archive was created by the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights in conjunction with the People's Law Office. Visit the archive to view testimonies of torture victims, torture cases findings, documents of police officers sued for torture, media articles, special reports, summaries of evidence, City Council hearings, and more. 

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Justice Divided

Justice Divided uses public data to demonstrate how youth of color in Chicago are disproportionately punished by the juvenile justice system for the same behaviors seen in other youth. Through graphic representations and heat maps, Justice Divided aggregated juvenile arrest data by district.

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Crime and Punishment in Chicago

Through an index of data sources, Crime and Punishment in Chicago aims to catalog the criminal justice system from moment of arrest to prison inmate data. Specifically, the project looks at eight consecutive features of the criminal justice system: (1) Victimization; (2) Call for Service; (3) Incidents; (4) Arrest; (5) Prosecution; (6) Jail; (7) Court; (8) Prison.

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