Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Tuesday, December 7

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Wired takes a look at the way the police may be looking at you -- i.e., by Clear, the CPD's digital panopticon. Chicago's network of surveillance cameras and electronic databases continues to grow and is inspiring other municipalities. Although the system has shown crime-fighting promise, it has some community activists concerned. The mayor's response? "We own the streets."

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