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6pm Tuesday, May 22, 2018

#302 Data-driven criminalization: The case of Chicago's gang database

In February 2018, the Policing in Chicago Research Group at the University of Illinois Chicago released Tracked and Targeted, a comprehensive report detailing preliminary findings about Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) gang database. Researcher-organizer and the report’s lead author, Janae Bonsu will present what we know about the database, its impact, and the work behind the campaign to put an end to it.

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Chi Hack Night on WTTW Chicago Tonight

Chi Hack Night on WTTW Chicago Tonight

May 18, 2018 by Derek Eder

On May 16, 2018 WTTW Chicago Tonight featured Chi Hack Night on their program. The segment covered our 300th event and included interviews with a cross-section of our community.

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