US: Chicago police accused of racist use of 'bait trucks' tactic

The tactic, which sees trucks filled with valuable goods and left unattended, has been criticised for both creating the crimes it catches and for its use in impoverished, minority neighbourhoods.

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    The Chicago police department has been accused of targeting some of the city's poorest communities with a controversial tactic.

    Local activists say police are entrapping young black men with a so-called "bait truck", which is parked on the road with expensive products and left unattended.

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Chicago.


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