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Chicago gang database under review by oversight agency

The controversial gang database of the Chicago Police Department, containing the personal information of more than 128,000 individuals, is under scrutiny by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) i... read more

Probe NYPD gang tactics

Gang policing methods came under scrutiny during ... The office is overseen by another agency, the Department of Investigations. DOI head Mark Peters has ruffled the feathers of city officials at time... read more

Gang database kept by Chicago police called inaccurate, outdated

Advocates complain that there's no way to know if you are in the database or how to get off the list, yet your alleged gang membership is shared with other law enforcement agencies ... The Chicago Pol... read more

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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

Chicago Police admits gang database error that enabled ICE raid

Further, the department cannot verify that Catalan-Ramirez is a gang member as defined under ... of Chicago needs to admit that there are systematic problems with the entire gang database, and as a st... read more

New ICE tactic raises questions about due process

The officers, according to a class action lawsuit filed in August against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other federal agencies ... criminal justice or gang sociology to make legal ... 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

The ‘Ferguson effect’ is destroying Chicago

McCarthy immediately stripped Van Dyke of his police powers and forwarded the case to the civilian board that reviews police shootings, the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA). Chicago ... Agen... read more

Rahm Emanuel’s Next Scandal? Chicago’s Public Housing

In July, HUD Secretary Julian Castro visited Chicago and expressed “continuing concern” over the agency’s $430 million dollar surplus—money that should be reinvested in making more units available. La... read more

Inside the Shocking DEA Scandal -- Global Surveillance Tools Used to Help Arrest Americans for Small Crimes

The unit was first created two decades ago, but it’s coming under increased scrutiny following the recent revelations about the NSA maintaining a database ... lack of oversight of DEA by Congress, by ... 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

Warrantless searches draw criticism

Operating with little oversight ... power under the law to visit homes and conduct surprise searches without court-ordered warrants if they have "reasonable suspicion," according to agreements probati... read more

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