At Homan Square

The most recent disclosure of Homan Square data provides the scale behind those accounts: the demographic trends within the 7,185 disclosed arrests at the warehouse are now far more vast than what the Guardian reported in August after launching the transparency lawsuit – but are consistently disproportionate in terms of race and constitutional access to legal counsel.

  • 82.2% of people detained at Homan Square were black, compared with 32.9% of the Chicago population.
  • 11.8% of detainees in the Homan Square logs were Hispanic, compared with 28.9% of the population.
  • 5.5% of the detainees were white, compared with 31.7% of the population.
  • Of the 68 people who Chicago police claim had access to counsel at Homan Square, however, 45% were black, 26% were Hispanic and another 26% were white.

Via Homan Square revealed: how Chicago police ‘disappeared’ 7,000 people @ The Guardian.

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