The Huffington Post published an article about the Evanston Police Department's recent announcement of a "stop-and-frisk" program that they hope will reduce crime in the area. The ACLU is concerned with the employment of "stop-and-frisk" practices by police departments across the country as they have been proven not only to be ineffective, but also to disproportionately target minorities. The ACLU of Illinois has also noted that these practices occur more often than they are admitted by police departments throughout the state.
The ACLU of Illinois recommends Evanston police officers thoroughly document each "stop-and-frisk" occurrence and that a supervisor reads each record to ensure the procedure was done properly with enough facts to justify the suspicion.
The ACLU also said the department should run a statistical analysis of the data on a periodical basis and then make that information available to the public.