Surveillance in Chicago

Chicago is one of the top cities in the US for surveillance cameras. But

Kenneth Johnson, police commander of the Englewood district in Chicago, said that residents shouldn’t be concerned about privacy because the cameras are out in the open in public places. “This isn’t a secret. This isn’t an Orwellian ‘Big Brother,’” he told the New York Times last year.

From: https://www.citylab.com/equity/2019/09/six-us-cities-make-list-most-surveilled-places-world/598426/

Police accountability?

Saved by the miraculous discovery of vital evidence

The ruling marks the second time that Poulos, who is white, has been cleared in a fatal shooting of a black man. In the first shooting, which happened in 2013, an off-duty Poulos thought 28-year-old Rickey Rozelle was armed when he saw him holding a shiny object near his waist, but no weapon was recovered, only a chrome-colored watch.

Bad Practices Have Consequences

 

”On Monday, the criminal convictions stemming from those arrests will be dismissed by Cook County prosecutors, along with charges against 15 other men who also fell victim to Watts and his corrupt crew of tactical officers, the Chicago Tribune has learned.”

This will bring the total number of convictions overturned because of misconduct by the former police sergeant to 42.