In 1992, the City of Chicago enacted a controversial new law that allowed police to arrest suspected gang members for loitering. Luis Gutierrez — now director and founder of Latinos Progresando, a Chicago advocacy group — was one of thousands of young people arrested under this law. Gutierrez talks with Harvey Grossman, an attorney with the ACLU of Illinois who took the case to the United States Supreme Court, in City of Chicago v. Jesus Morales, et. al.
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