2/26: Chicago Civil Liberties News

Posted on February 26, 2013

In this week’s Chicago civil liberties news:

WEEK 3: Chicago Reporter’s Yani Kunichoff discusses the hunger strike at Pontiac Prison, which has reached its third week.

ANALYZING SOLITARY: Solitary Watch’s James Ridgeway and Jean Casella discuss the clash between unions and prison reform.

SETTING US BACK 60 YEARS: Chicago Sun-Times’s Judy Masterson reports on a racially-charged citizen police academy presentation in North Chicago.

ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?: This N.Y. Times editorial discusses CIA blacksites and the Open Society Justice Initiative’s new report on the use of extraordinary rendition post 9/11.

EYES IN THE SKIES: Daniel Biss has introduced a state bill to regulate drones used for crime fighting in Illinois, according to this Huffington Post report.

TALKING ABOUT THE NDAA: AlJazeera’s Charlotte Silver talks about pre-emptive prosecution of the NDAA around the U.S. — and in Illinois.

EQUAL RIGHTS: Huffington Post reports on the upcoming house committee vote on gay marriage in Illinois today.

IN NATIONAL NEWS: Bill of Rights Defense Committee released its February newsletter with information about civil liberties happenings across the country.