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#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.

The report comes in coordination with a recent grassroots campaign to Defy, Defend, and Expand Sanctuary for immigrants and U.S.-born Chicagoans affected by racialized policing. After years of obscure data collection, surveillance, and predictive policing of thousands of alleged gang-affiliated individuals the campaign and this supporting research has helped illuminate how CPD’s gang database exemplifies data-driven criminalization and violates the civil rights of many Black, Hispanic, and immigrant residents.

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.


RSVP required Braintree now requires all attendees to RSVP beforehand. Walk-ins will not be allowed!

ASL This event will have an American Sign Language interpreter.

Food Food and drinks will be provided. We encourage attendees to bring their own water bottles to reduce waste.


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Sponsor DataMade
American Sign Language interpreter

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