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Crime & Law

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The 1968 Chicago Riots—Why the West Side?

The area was at the tail end of the Great Migration, and still under the tight control of white ward bosses, when the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. set off the conflagration.

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Are Changing Ward Lines a Source of Chicago’s Violence?

A University of Chicago sociologist is investigating the possibility that small areas, which have been shifted between wards over the years, are more prone to it—perhaps because they fall through the political cracks.

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What Can Be Done About Facebook and Privacy?

Privacy-law expert Lior Strahilevitz talks about why the Cambridge Analytica scandal is the company’s hardest challenge yet, and why the biggest thing it has to worry about is its product making people unhappy.

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The Stairwell

You know how this story ends: a fierce struggle between two men, a police commander shot dead outside the Thompson Center. But what you don’t know is how it begins.

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