Civil rights groups and criminal justice experts have questioned how the Police Department determined whom to place on the list and how the subjects are scored. The department won't say how many people are in the database but that the department's focus is on 1,400 individuals considered most at risk. What factors does CPD use? "Until they show us the algorithm and the exhaustive factors of what goes into the algorithm, the public should be concerned about whether the program further replicates racial disparities in the criminal justice system," Adam Schwartz, staff attorney for civil rights organization Electronic Frontier Foundation, told the Tribune.

Friday, July 29, 2016
Chicago Tribune

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