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American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

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  • 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.
  • Chicago police to begin testing body cameras on officers in 60 days

    Chicago police to begin testing body cameras on officers in 60 days
    Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday that the department would begin testing body cameras on officers within about 60 days as part of a pilot project. McCarthy offered few specifics at a news conference called to highlight crime...

    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...

    Getting it right on police body cameras

    As police departments nationwide, including the Chicago Police Department, move swiftly to adopt body cameras to record interactions between officers and civilians, we should pause. It would be unwise to deploy this new technology without instituting some...

    Chicago hosting right-to-die event

     Chicago hosting right-to-die event
    Changes in the law regarding same-sex marriage, medical marijuana and other once-polarizing issues have encouraged advocates who hope the country is ready to address another taboo: giving terminally ill people a say in how they die. They say the right...