March 4, 2020
Erase the Chicago Gang Database
We advocate for the elimination of the use of detention centers and deportations, surveillance mechanisms, and “reforms” that exclude the most criminalized amongst us. One way we are doing this is by advocating for the elimination of the City of Chicago’s gang database.

  
The gang database is a tool used by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to surveille, harass, and target Black and brown members of our community, particularly young men. It is also a tool that is used by the federal government to justify the deportation of our community members and a way that the City of Chicago collaborates indirectly with ICE.  

The goal of the ongoing campaign is to expose the flaws in the database, hold the CPD accountable for the misuse of it, and demand its elimination from law enforcement. OCAD is part of founding a coalition of organizations pushing for the elimination of this surveillance and criminalization tool. 

Download the Chicago Gang Database Proposed Ordinance


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