Weekly News Digest: March 5, 2013
Posted on March 5, 2013
The latest in civil liberties news from Chicago:
STOP & FRISK TO A CORNER NEAR YOU: City Treasurer Stephanie Neely has called for a Chicago version of “Stop and Frisk,” as discussed in Friday’s post at Black Youth Project.
PROFITING OFF PRISONERS: Dr. Niaz Kasravi discusses the private prison industry in last Thursday’s Huffington Post.
CHANGING THE IMAGE: Chicago Reader’s Steve Bogira writes on how the Current Population Survey ignores the prison population, and leads to a misinformed conversation on the race gap in last Thursday’s issue.
GIDEON’S 50th & INDIGENT DEFENSE: Chicago Reporter’s Angela Caputo investigates Cook County public defender’s heavy caseloads in light of Gideon v. Wainwright‘s 50th Anniversary.
POSING AS PROTESTERS: Kim Geiger reports in today’s Chicago Tribune that University of Chicago has launched an investigation over the involvement of a University of Chicago police officer in last month’s protest over U of C’s hospital trauma care.
CHALLENGING STATE TERRORISM STATUTES: Truthout’s Steve Horn discusses the NATO 3 case and its challenge of the IL state terrorism statutes.
STANDING FOR THE UNDOCUMENTED: UIC students respond to anti-immigrant graffiti on campus, reports Erin Vogle in yesterday’s Redeye.