Originally posted on HumansinShadow.wordpress.com:
Chicago’s stop-and-frisk epidemic
Chicago police are now leading the way in racial profiling, reports.
HUMILIATING, ISOLATING and epidemic. There’s no other way to describe the Chicago Police Department’s use of stop-and-frisk, as chronicled by a new report by American Civil Liberties Union  (ACLU).
Chicago police stopped a quarter of a million people over a four-month period in 2014 without arresting them, according to the report, surpassing New York City, where years of protest against stop-and-frisk forced the policy of racial profiling into the national spotlight–and led a federal judge to declare  in 2013 that the NYPD’s use of stop-and-frisk violated the constitutional rights of Black and Latino New Yorkers who were targeted.
But Chicago police made four times as many stops per resident as the NYPD, according to the ACLU report based on reviewing a sampling for…
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