Breaking Down the Homan Square Story from an Open Data History Perspective | Derivative Works
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The key point:
Chicago crime data has played a significant role in the history of the modern open data movement. The idea that the Homan Square facility, at the corner of Homan and Fillmore, is a place where police are “keeping arrestees out of official booking databases” certainly is not a shining star in this history.