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American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

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  • State schools will investigate after-hours bullying

     State schools will investigate after-hours bullying
    A new law will force state schools to investigate reports of cyberbullying — even when it happens outside of school.
  • Beware the race-silencers, who stifle honest discussions

    Beware the race-silencers, who stifle honest discussions
    Everyone knows Americans love a good fight. But on this one subject, I wish we could put down our fists for a moment and listen to what the other side has to say. That's the topic of race. Discussions about race remind me of a boxing match. Opponents...

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

    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. As part of a 45- to 60-day pilot program, officers working afternoon shifts in the Northwest Side's Shakespeare District can wear...

    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...

    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...