Blocks Together Youth Win Audit of Chicago Police Department Gang DatabaseMarch 5, 2019

Blocks Together Youth Leaders have been working to address the issues of the Chicago Police Gang Database. Parent and youth have been working together to eliminate the unfair process.

Working with State Senator Patricia Watkins, BT has testified to the Illinois General Assembly and have educated our law makers on the unfair implications of the Gang Database with BT youth leading the charge.

Youth worked with others to get Freedom of Information Requests on themselves and were denied this information on whether or not they are on the database, pointing to the lack of transparency if this database.

Senate bill 66 seeks to make reforms to the database. You can show your support by calling your local legislature.

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