Monthly Archives: November 2010


I sit and think, trying to figure it out / What’s going on with our system? What’s this about? / It’s like there is no solution for any of this / The community, the state, it’s not “hit,” just “miss.” … Continue reading

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What Does 2009 Traffic Stop Data Tell Us About Police Behavior In Champaign/Urbana?

THE SIXTH ANNUAL STATE REPORT on Illinois Traffic Stop Statistics was recently released by the Center for Research in Law and Justice of the University of Illinois at Chicago. The statistics provide a window into traffic stop data that helps … Continue reading

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Iraq Veterans Against the War On Veterans Day

This Veteran’s Day, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) asked Americans to reconsider the meaning of supporting the troops. As a nation, we are dishonoring our veterans by ignoring the real costs of war, and we contend that we can … Continue reading

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What Kind of “Court” Is City Court?

CITY COURT IS AN UNKNOWN ENTITY to most citizens in Champaign County. When people think of courts, they think of the county or federal courts where one has certain constitutional rights. City Court is something altogether different. You might wind … Continue reading

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