Thursday, February 21, 2019 || By Mick Dumke/ProPublica Illinois || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Young people clean up gang graffiti in a Maywood park. | File
Over the years, a gang database maintained by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office grew to include more than 25,000 names, as well as countless errors.
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Friday, July 20, 2018 || By Mick Dumke/ProPublica || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Community members clean up a park in Maywood that had been tagged with gang signs in 2014. | File
Over the last 25 years, Illinois State Police have built a database of more than 90,000 people they deem to be gang members — but won’t say what gangs they’re in or where they live.
Continue reading “County And State Law Enforcement Track Thousands In Flawed Gang Databases”