Draft consent decree ‘falls far short’ ACLU, Black Lives Matter, civil rights attorneys say August 15, 2018 By A.D. Quig - The draft consent decree that lays out the framework for federal oversight of the Chicago Police Department “falls far short” in imposing necessary reforms, two groups charged Tuesday at City Hall.
What officers say they want out of a consent decree: more training, equipment, better rapport with residents August 2, 2018 By A.D. Quig - Chicago police told fellow officers helping the state craft the federal order that will determine the scope and speed of efforts to reform the Chicago Police Department they want more training, better equipment, better communication with the communities they police

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Watchdog warns COPA risked seeming ‘susceptible to external pressure’ by releasing Rialmo decision early August 10, 2018 By A.D. Quig - The decision by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability to release the result of its investigation into the shooting deaths of Quintonio Legrier and Bettie Jones raised “concerns about COPA’s commitment to the integrity of fair investigations,” new Public Safety

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Pollsters Demystify the Biz, Share What Went Wrong in 2016

A certain group of 2016 political junkies might have one lasting image of Election Day — the New York Times needle’s shift from blue to deep red as early results came in. The seemingly unexpected shift of fate prompted a rash of headlines wondering whether political polling was on life support. It’s not. On this episode of The Daily Line’s Aldercast, pollsters Liz Dunne and Melissa Bell address common misperceptions about the industry, the future of polling, and how political junkies can ID quality polls.

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