The release of the ACLU of Illinois report, "Stop and Frisk in Chicago," was met with an appropriate volume of media coverage, responding to the disturbing trends about the Chicago Police Department's use (and overuse) of stop-and-frisk tactics. The report found that:

  1. Last summer, based on population, the CPD made far more street stops than New York City police did at the height of their use of stop-and-frisk. The CPD stopped more than 250,000 innocent people;
  2. In nearly half of stops examined by the ACLU, Chicago police failed to legally justify the stop;
  3. The practice unfairly targets African American residents of Chicago. African Americans were subject to an estimated 72% of stops, but are just 32% of the City’s population.

The following is a round-up of media coverage on the release of the report: