Crime Prediction Software Promised to Be Free of Biases. New Data Shows It Perpetuates Them

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Just think if someone hadn’t stumbled on to this ineptitude on securing their servers which is a whole nother issue… this is the epitome of programmed bias when we know ofays do more crime than anyone…

Millions of crime predictions left on an unsecured server show PredPol mostly avoided Whiter neighborhoods, targeted Black and Latino neighborhoods.

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Chicago Car Thieves Now Target Locksmiths For Key Fobs And Programing Devices – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) —  It’s the latest target for car thieves. It’s not a Chevy or Jeep. It’s a device. It doesn’t look like much, but for crooks, it’s the key to quickly getting behind the wheel of as many cars as they want.

As CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reported, police have now issued a warning. Continue reading

Illinois Set to Become First State to Ban Law Enforcement from Lying and Using Deceptive Tactics When Interrogating Minors

I’ll believe it when I see it in the Ill State

Some significant changes could be taking place soon in Illinois regarding police and how they obtain confessions from underage suspects, USA Today reported

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Black Woman Was Pinned Down and Stripped Naked While Male Officers Watched

 

​Ariel Harrison

After being arrested for allegedly driving drunk, a 31-year-old mother of three was taken to an Illinois jail, where she was held down and forcibly stripped naked in front of male officers, according to recently obtained videos.

Corrections officers say the woman, Ariel Harrison, was uncooperative and that they only removed her clothes because she wouldn’t comply with their orders to undress. But she says she was afraid of being sexually assaulted—and that she shouldn’t have been detained in the first place.

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Shedding Light on Sundown Towns: ProPublica Illinois Investigates

Funny this topic been popping up of late…

The term “sundown town” is familiar to many African Americans.
These were towns across the United States where black Americans knew they weren’t welcome after dark.
A new ProPublica Illinois story examines the racist legacy of one such town in Illinois called Anna.
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Chicago Cops Use Social Media to Track Grieving Families of Gunshot Victims

Only naive people are surprised…..

It was below freezing in Chicago on December 12, 2017 when a 23-year-old man was fatally shot in the abdomen while standing on the sidewalk. In the days following the victim’s death, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) gathered information about the victim on social media. Documents obtained by OneZero indicate that the CPD also went one step further, collecting social media content from individuals who were publicly mourning and grieving for the loss of the 23-year-old man. “I can’t stop crying…” one of the posts collected by the CPD reads, “why would this happen.” Continue reading

Chicago Police Officer William Whitley, convicted of sex trafficking, left Polaroids of nude women on his dashboard: lawsuit – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago’s finest at work eh?

A box full of Polaroid photos of “nude and scantily clad women” was once found on the dashboard of a Chicago Police vehicle used by an officer who would later admit he paid young girls for sex before landing a 25-year prison sentence.

That’s according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday against the city of Chicago and William Whitley, a former Chicago Police Department veteran now serving time in a Texas prison after pleading guilty last year to sex trafficking of a minor. Continue reading