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 Police Department uses a system known as contact cards to track everything from stop and frisks to everyday contacts with citizens. But unlike NYC, the question of who gets frisked and how often isn't easy to answer.