A few years back, the New York Police Department came under fire for its controversial stop-and-frisk policy. The practice was disproportionately used to perform searches on minorities and a federal judge found the policy unconstitutional. A few years later, the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois say Chicago cops initiated stop, question and frisk encounters at a much higher rate last summer than their New York City counterparts ever did. WBEZ’s Katie O’Brien has the latest. Also, Nino Arobelidze sings.
Chicago’s darkest chapter in police brutality is perhaps best captured in the career of Police Commander Jon Burge. He gained notoriety for torturing more than 200 criminal suspects between 1972 and 1991. But according to an investigative series of reports by The Guardian, another former Chicago cop allegedly tortured confessions from suspects and brought his methods to Guantanamo Bay Prison. We hear The Guardian’s Spencer Ackerman's story of Richard Zuley. Also, a look at a group deemed "Cognitive SuperAgers."
Our Grading Rahm series continues with a discussion of the Mayor's handling of the city's public safety issues. How has he dealt with communities stricken by violence and policies affecting cops and residents' relationship?