Stop and Frisk
- How Stop and Frisk Works in Chicago 2013 article from the Chicago Reader, offers comparisons with New York.
- Fair Policing for the Fair City? Videos with youth testimony of Stop and Frisk as documented by the participatory action research collective Researchers for Fair Policing.
- What To Do When Police Stop and Frisk You Vennessa Redmond from Chicago’s First Defense Legal Aid (and WCG) breaks down how to respond to Stop and Frisk in Chicago.
- STOP Act Fact Sheet Brief statistics and analysis of the harm of Stop and Frisk and Chicago, talking points around the STOP Act.
- We Charge Genocide UN Shadow Report Website Companion site to the official United Nations shadow report submitted by We Charge Genocide to the Committee Against Torture in October 2014.
- CAT Shadow Report Summaries 2014 Links to the 43 other shadow reports submitted to the CAT including We Charge Genocide’s report.
Reading Lists and Research
- Black and Blue Curriculum and resources on the history and current manifestations of policing, violence, and resistance
- Project Nia List of books, reports, and other resources for community members to learn more about the juvenile justice system, as well as restorative and transformative justice
- Transform Chicago Reading list on the Prison Industrial Complex, prison abolition, restorative justice, community accountability, and transformative justice
- Prison Culture Blog, essential reading list, transformative justice readings
- Juvenile Justice Resource Hub Information and analysis from policy experts on juvenile justice issues, research, best practice models, policy levers for reform, toolkits, etc
- Growing Up With the CPD A series of audio interviews exploring the relationship between young people and law enforcement in Chicago
- Youth & Police Project from Invisible Institute A series of audio interviews exploring the relationship between young people and law enforcement in Chicago
- Chain Reaction: Alternatives to Calling the Police Includes audio and video featuring youth sharing their stories about policing as well as a curriculum to replicate this project and explore alternatives to policing in your own communities
Know Your Rights
- Midnight Special Law Committee These materials cover basic information about your rights and dealing with police and the criminal justice system (i.e. dealing with the police, basic legal info, reporting police misconduct, etc)
- National Lawyers Guild: Chicago Included resources for non-US citizens and trans and queer people.
- Northwestern Law: Know Your Rights Project Includes curriculum and resources specifically for teens and parents.
- Surveillance Self Defense Electronic Frontier Foundation tips, tools and how-tos for safer online communications
ACLU of Northern California Report: Making Smart Decisions About Surveillance ACLU of Northern CA’s latest report which is a guide for local municipalities who are considering deploying surveillance technologies.
The Other Side of the COIN: This essay that outlines the states counterinsurgency particularly in the domestic context. Links the ways in which military models are informing local policing/surveillance and visa versa.
Echoes of COINTELPRO: This article explores the emergence of COINTELPRO style tactics by local law enforcement in Ferguson, MO.
Civil Rights, Big Data, and Our Algorithmic Future: A of principles endorsed by civil rights, media reform organizations that would protect and strengthen civil rights protections in the digital age.
We Charge Genocide Archival Links
- We Charge Genocide Demands for National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality Inspired by #blacklivesmatter
- 20 Ways to Resist Police Violence List of ways to take action in Chicago, including links to organizations already working on the issue.
- Questions for Chicago Police Department Questions that alderpeople can/should ask CPD regarding budgeting and police militarization.