Police attempt to clear protesters onto the sidewalks in Lincoln Park as another night of chaos hit Chicago, Illinois on May 31, 2020. | Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

Aldermen introduced a slew of new legislation this month aimed at getting a handle on the city’s surging crime, ranging from a blueprint for reallocating the city’s police budget to a proposal to crack down on looters and a mass surveillance system pitched to operate out of residents’ doorbells.

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