The Chicago Sun-Times has an in-depth piece about the current state of police deployment in the city, and mentions the ACLU of Illinois court case, CANA v. City of Chicago, which urges the Chicago Police Department to address police deployment inequities across neighborhoods. Despite Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's promise of staffing increases in the police force, the city currently has less beat officers than the previous year. The Sun-Times spoke with ACLU plaintiff Serethia Reid:

Serethea Reid, one of the Austin activists suing the city, said her neighborhood deserves more officers, even if they come at the expense of districts “where it’s pretty calm.”

“They should put the police where there’s a crisis, where you’re more likely to get killed or shot,” Reid said. “It shouldn’t be based on geography or political power.”

Read the whole thing.