For the last 6 months OCAD has kept an eye out on the behavior of Chicago’s DUI Strike Force. They came to our attention when the Chicago Tribune reported that 84% of the check points over an expanse of 2 years were placed in Latino and Black communities. Here is an infographic explaining some of what we have found, brought to you in collaboration with Mijente and the #Not1More Campaign.
List of sources cited in this infographic:
Caputo, Angela. “Chicago police sobriety checkpoints target black, Latino neighborhoods.” Chicago Tribune. May 8, 2015. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-dui-checkpoints-chicago-met-20150507-story.html#page=1
Caputo, Angela. “Chicago DUI checkpoints still concentrated in minority neighborhoods.” Chicago Tribune. September 11, 2015. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-chicago-dui-checkpoints-met-20150909-story.html?f
Escalante, John. “DUI Strike Force Patrol – 017th Dsitrict Albany Park News Release.” Chicago Police Department. March 16, 2016. http://home.chicagopolice.org/dui-strike-force-017th-district-albany-park-mar-19-20th-2016/
Caputo, Angela. “Find your town: Searchable database of DUI arrests.” Chicago Tribune. May 8, 2015. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/watchdog/ct-find-your-city-searchable-database-of-dui-arrests-20150506-htmlstory.html