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City of Chicago Threatens Illegal Seizures Of Homeless People's Possessions

From the newswire: "Activists are denouncing the City of Chicago's latest threatening moves against the city's homeless population ahead of a sweep scheduled for tomorrow morning, Friday, Sept. 16. Police and Department of Family Support Services (DFSS) personnel blanketed Uptown's homeless encampments late last week with notices threatening to destroy their tents and other possessions needed to survive the oncoming winter."

Rauner signs bill requiring stricter rules against anti-privacy stingrays

Stingrays, "cell-site simulators...which can locate and track a person's cell phone without their knowledge", will soon be under stricter rules in Illinois. (To learn more about stingrays and about digital surveillance generally, check out this interview on Chicago Independent Television.)

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