Chicago Reader: Invisible Institute launches expanded police misconduct database

Chicago Reader: Invisible Institute launches expanded police misconduct database. “An expansive new version of the Citizens Police Data Project has been unveiled by south-side journalism production company the Invisible Institute. The database, created by independent journalist Jamie Kalven, was already the largest public repository of Chicago police misconduct records. Now it’s quadrupled in size to include more than 240,000 misconduct complaints made against more than 22,000 CPD officers going back to the late 1960s. The database has also been enhanced by the addition of Chicago Police Department use-of-force reports and officer commendation records.”

Phys .org: Are US cities getting more or less violent? New database offers mixed picture

Phys .org: Are US cities getting more or less violent? New database offers mixed picture . “Violence has fallen in nearly all major U.S. cities since 1991, according to a new analysis by researchers at New York University. However, recent fluctuations in violence in selected cities point to temporary disruptions in this 17-year decline.”

Washington Post: Ancestry, 23andMe and others say they will follow these rules when giving DNA data to businesses or police

Washington Post: Ancestry, 23andMe and others say they will follow these rules when giving DNA data to businesses or police. “Ancestry, 23andMe and other popular companies that offer genetic testing pledged on Tuesday to be upfront when they share users’ DNA data with researchers, hand it over to police or transfer it to other companies, a move aimed at addressing consumers’ mounting privacy concerns.”

Yahoo News: Social Media Helped Italian Police Identify a French Skier Lost in the Alps for Decades

Yahoo News: Social Media Helped Italian Police Identify a French Skier Lost in the Alps for Decades. “The mystery of an ‘unknown’ French skier lost in the Alps for 64 years has finally been solved, with the help of some social media sleuthing, according to Italian authorities. The remains of 35-year-old French skier Henri le Masne were identified with the help of his family, who were finally reunited with their lost relative 64 years after he went missing in the Alps, Italian police confirmed on Saturday.”

New York Times: Mueller Examining Trump’s Tweets in Wide-Ranging Obstruction Inquiry

New York Times: Mueller Examining Trump’s Tweets in Wide-Ranging Obstruction Inquiry. ” For years, President Trump has used Twitter as his go-to public relations weapon, mounting a barrage of attacks on celebrities and then political rivals even after advisers warned he could be creating legal problems for himself. Those concerns now turn out to be well founded. The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is scrutinizing tweets and negative statements from the president about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, according to three people briefed on the matter.”

Early Arrival: New Database Casts Light on NYC ICE arrests (Documented NY)

Documented NY: Early Arrival: New Database Casts Light on NYC ICE arrests. “Project and the Center for Constitutional Rights created the database, which spans from 2013 until today, using data they gathered through two state initiatives: the Regional Immigration Assistance Centers and the Immigrant Family Unity Project.”