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American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

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  • Some Chicago police will start wearing body cameras in next 2 weeks

    Starting in the next two weeks, some Chicago police officers will begin wearing body cameras, police announced today.
  • Illinois urged to reform programs for young wards; DCFS director steps down

    Illinois urged to reform programs for young wards; DCFS director steps down
    Illinois authorities urgently need to overhaul the state’s mental health programs for impoverished youth or they will only see more of the violence and abuse exposed by a recent Tribune investigation on residential treatment centers, a panel of...

    Report on torture is worthy of publication

    The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on torture is worthy of publication and should trigger a vigorous investigation of those who ordered treatment that resulted in the death of a number of detainees. First, the report makes clear...

    Chicago police stop black motorists more, ACLU finds

    Chicago police stop black motorists more, ACLU finds
    The Rev. Ira Acree says he was stopped at a red light on the West Side on a warm night this past summer when a Chicago police officer in a squad car suddenly cursed and shouted at him to pull over. The officer accused him of texting on his cell phone...

    Why blacks distrust police

    Why blacks distrust police
    Black anger that Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson was not charged for killing Michael Brown stems partly from the fact that blacks in America often face much worse treatment from cops than whites do. Only rarely do whites get an unpleasant taste of...