Tag Archives: Crime

The Docket: Northeastern’s new justice reporting lab

Graduate students at the Northeastern University School of Journalism are getting ready to launch a media platform they hope will attract students, faculty, and community members for years to come: a new website called the Docket.

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Chicago’s bad habit of being a negative outlier

Last week, I wrote about some of the trends in the CPD’s policing and the room for improvement there. The system isn’t perfect, not even close, and problems in any community will build up in situations like that. Chicago’s biggest … Continue reading

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Trump wants to stop ‘American carnage,’ but how?

Of the many wide-ranging issues President Donald Trump has spoken about, from the early days of his campaign to tweets from the Oval Office, rising violence in American urban centers is a prevalent talking point. Trump’s often dark and far-from-optimistic … Continue reading

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Tribune: Violence still has “no tipping point”

Even with Chicago’s violent 2017 continuing its dishearteningly deadly start, the city was recently dealt a new level of tragedy to dwell on. Only halfway through February there have been at least 437 shootings that have left more than 80 … Continue reading

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Following the news on Twitter

Up-to-date news stories and websites dedicated to Chicago’s violence are useful resources for tracking shootings in the city and the stories of people around them, but social media is also useful for keeping up with that sort of news and … Continue reading

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29 shot in 24 hours

Retired carpenter erects 40 crosses in Englewood lot for each shooting victim so far in 2017 @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/AF4g5SYaaB — Dana Rebik (@DanaRebikWGN) January 23, 2017 Coming off the heels of Chicago’s most deadly year since 1996 (783 dead and 4,368 … Continue reading

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Another year in Chicago

Over the coming months on this blog, I hope to keep updated on the continuous gun violence affecting the city of Chicago that has unfortunately been growing over the past several years. I come from a suburb of the city … Continue reading

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