Massive Chicago gang database under fire: Database is racially skewed, data shows; and violates spirit of sanctuary city, advocates say

Chicago’s notorious police gang database has been highly criticized by advocacy groups who claim that the list doesn’t honor Chicago’s “sanctuary city” status and is demographically skewed.

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New legislation aims to standardize police practices affecting undocumented victims of crime

A bill likely to be heard in the state legislature this week could make it easier for undocumented immigrants who are victims of crimes to obtain a U visa that lets them stay in the U.S. The measure would streamline how local law enforcement agencies statewide fill out paperwork confirming that immigrants cooperated with law enforcement and are hence eligible for the visa.

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