The Reader, Lucy Parsons Labs, and MuckRock teamed up to FOIA thousands of pages of documents detailing the Chicago Police Department’s use of civil forfeiture money.
Every year, police take millions of dollars from ordinary Chicagoans and spend it behind closed doors.
Suppose for a moment you live next door to a drug house. Cars queue up in your street. Drug abusers loiter in front of your house or apartment. Gunfire occasionally disturbs your sleep, and in the morning you might find derelicts sleeping it off in your front yard. Whether you’re a yuppie rehabber, downwardly mobile […]