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Stop And Frisks Down In Chicago, But Minorities Still Targeted Disproportionately

A new report shows that Chicago police are stopping and frisking far fewer people overall since a 2015 agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union to reform the practice, but the report also reveals that African-Americans are still being stopped at a much higher rate than Latinos and whites. Seventy-one percent of the stops in the first half of 2016 were of African-Americans despite the fact that they make up about a third of the city’s population. 

Morning Shift talks with Karen Sheley, director of the Police Practices Project with the ACLU of Illinois.

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