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.