Author Archives: Durl Kruse

Urbana’s Long Search for Traffic-Stop Equity

In 2004 the State of Illinois required all law enforcement agencies to report their annual traffic stop data to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The Urbana Police Department’s (UPD) data shows they have enforced traffic laws inequitably every year … 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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Juvenile Justice in Champaign County— A Racial Disparity

The nature of the daily interaction between local police and minority youth has become a topic of great discussion in our community. The recent police shooting of Kiwane Carrington and the charging of the other 15 year-old involved have highlighted … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Reclaim the Media

about the current state of our local and national broadcast media as I am? I hope so, because our democracy is facing a media crisis of untold proportions that is threatening its very vibrancy and vitality. On May 13-15, I, … Continue reading

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