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Like Chicago Police, Cook County and Illinois Officials Track Thousands of People in Gang Databases

And the Illinois Department of Corrections says the only information it can provide about its gang database is that it can’t provide any information. The Chicago ... under the state’s Freedom of Infor... read more

Chicago Gang Database Targets Black and Latino Men, New Research Shows

"The data shows that the Chicago Gang Database is a target list of Black and Brown people ... 100 ( BYP100 ) and one of the students leading the research. The research, under the direction of UIC Prof... read more

Error-filled state gang database lists 42 people less than 1 year old

An internal database ... to being gang members,'" Elaine Howle, the state's top auditor, wrote in a recent review of the database, which is administered by police agencies across California's 58 count... read more

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Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a member of the Gang of Eight who negotiated the 2013 bipartisan deal ... he zeroed in on the caravan during the final weeks of the campaign. -- Under the broader immigration ... read more

State of Illinois hired crooked former Chicago cop to investigate doctors

Miner, whose last name was Sledge then, was giving Mickey Cobras leader Lynn Barksdale access to a police database to help him determine which members of the gang were under surveillance, according to ... read more

Reform bill aims to tighten transit agency scrutiny

The so-called Clifford clause is part of a broader bill containing several reforms intended to strengthen oversight of the CTA, Metra and Pace and provide more accountability of those agencies ... Und... read more

Breast implants reveal problems in tracking device safety

This August, the agency began allowing ... even being reported anyway. The review —which included major facilities in Los Angeles, New York, Boston and Chicago — found more than half failed ... read more

Class Action Lawsuit Targets Chicago Police's Gang Database

Chicago — The Chicagoans for an End to the Gang Database, a coalition of individuals and community ... unless admission of gang membership was provided under penalty of perjury and with the advice of ... read more

This Is How a Tattoo Can Get You Detained by ICE

Medina’s case is just one example of how the agency ... a gang affiliation with no oversight or regulation. This has left room for rampant abuse. “Gang databases are secret. There’s no right to notice ... read more

White House Group Calls for Limits on NSA Surveillance

A panel appointed by President Barack Obama has recommended significant changes to controversial surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency (NSA) that were disclosed by Edward Snowden. ... read more

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