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Pandemic Surveillance and Racial Bias

Surveillance technology employed during the pandemic has disproportionately targeted people of color, leading to a normalization of both “racial discrimination and inequality,” according to University of Pittsburgh law professor Christian Sundquist.

Chicago Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Cops

Judge Raymond W. Mitchell of the Cook County Circuit Court ruled that unionized employees like police officers have a right to have their objections to vaccine mandates heard, but experts call warnings of resignations “bravado” and refute claims that resignations will lead to a crime surge.

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States Hide Prison COVID-19 Data: Study

Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles’ COVID Behind Bars Data Project have found that states regularly withhold data from the public and have increased the practice since the onset of COVID-19. Some haven’t released any health data at all.