Police Make 10 Million Arrests a Year, but That Doesn’t Mean They’re Solving Crimes

The intercept has an interesting article on police arrests. In the article the Vera Institute has a new arrest day a tool the looks very interesting. I have a like to it in the post right before this post.

Too many arrests? Is it the police fault or the persons breaking the law?

Amid aggressive enforcement of minor offenses, most victims don’t report crimes to police and fewer than 25 percent of reported crimes are solved by arrest.
— Read on theintercept.com/2019/01/31/arrests-policing-vera-institute-of-justice/

Racism in the Rear View Mirror | ACLU of Illinois

The ACLU of Illinois released a new report – Racism in the Rear View Mirror – examining Illinois traffic stop data reported by law enforcement agencies across the state from 2015 to 2017.  The report highlights significant racial disparities persist in traffic stops. For example, Black and Latinx drivers are more likely to be asked to consent to a search, but white drivers are
— Read on www.aclu-il.org/en/publications/racism-rear-view-mirror

Court Approves Historic Reforms To Chicago Police Department : NPR

The new guidelines cover everything from police recruitment practices to policies on use of force. The department was harshly criticized by Obama’s Justice Department for civil rights violations.
— Read on www.npr.org/2019/02/01/690591913/court-approves-historic-reforms-to-chicago-police-department


Chicago Police Consent Decree



Attorney General Raoul Applauds Approval Of Consent Decree To Reform Chicago Police Department

Consent Decree to Be Enforced by Federal Judge & Overseen by Independent Monitor to Achieve Sustainable Police Reform in Chicago


Consent decree


Article from Officer.com




Wisconsin Probation, Parole Policies Fuel Racial Disparities: Study | The Crime Report

The community corrections system is a pipeline to mass incarceration in Wisconsin, according to a report by the Columbia University Justice Lab.  Instead of serving as a viable alternative to prison, it exacerbates racial disparities, researchers said.
— Read on thecrimereport.org/2019/01/29/wisconsin-probation-and-parole-policies-fuel-racial-disparities-study/

The report can be found HERE