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Hey, did you read:
• That Cook County state’s attorney Anita Alvarez declined to prosecute a Chicago police officer for perjury in part because “it is extremely difficult to convince judges or juries to convict police officers of misconduct in the line of duty”? (The police officer has admitted she lied while testifying in a court hearing.) —Steve Bogira
• FiveThirtyEight’s analysis of the “few bad apples” theory of police violence using the Invisible Institute’s Citizens Police Data Project database of Chicago Police Department misconduct complaint records? —John Dunlevy