The Austin Weekly News reports that an ACLU suit against the Chicago Police Department, filed with the Central Austin Neighborhood Association (CANA), has been reinstated by an appellate court. The case, which had been dismissed last year by a trial court, charges that 911 police response times are slower in African-American and Hispanic neighborhoods than in other sections of the city:

The ACLU says the unequal deployment of officers violates the Illinois Civil Rights Act of 2003 — the law makes it unlawful for government to provide services in a manner that has a disparate negative effect on any racial group.  The ACLU, via a press statement, called the decision a big win for all of Chicago's minority neighborhoods.

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