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Report Says CPD Gang Database Targets Mostly Black, Latino Men

A new report says the Chicago Police Department’s so-called gang database targets mostly black and Latino men. CPD uses something called a strategic subject list, or SSL, to predict who will be involved in the city’s gun violence. Researchers at the University Of Illinois Chicago analyzed a redacted version of the SSL. They say the list leads to the overpolicing of black and brown neighborhoods.

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