Tag Archives: Police

More high-profile shootings keep Chicago’s reputation intact

While Chicago’s homicides are still [barely] stacking up at a slower pace than the craziness of 2016, events this past week have confirmed that even if theumbers are down, the overall problem is still rampant throughout the city – and … Continue reading

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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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Is policing heading in the right direction?

A recent article from The Economist┬áhighlights many of the most important points in the Chicago murder rate debate, some of which have been made on this blog. One of the biggest ideas presented in that piece is the statistic that … 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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2017 outpacing last year’s deadly rate

Last week, I wrote about the tough tragedies that hit Chicago over the span of two days and concluded with some frustrations and options on how the community can react to stem the problems. This week, CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson … Continue reading

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Analyzing HeyJackass!

There are a variety of sites and sources for keeping up with Chicago’s violence, and one that I think does a good job with the statistics is HeyJackass! The site, whose subhead is “Illustrating Chicago Values,” compiles data from Chicago … 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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