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More Faux CPD Transparency

Fran Spielman, where is the list?  You know real transparency is not the head of the CPD making clout related promotions available just to officers. It needs to be available to the public also. Otherwise we are reliant on journalists like you to get quotes from those opposed and against the promotions and pass that[…]

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Spielman Continues Staffing Myth

It is pretty clear that the Sun-Times as an organization has made up its mind about whether or not we are “short” police officers. The latest propaganda piece is from Fran Spielman and is titled “Can Emanuel deliver on his promise to hire more police?”. Once again the reporting is really short on facts and[…]

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Sun-Times Bogus Black Lives Matter Story

The Sun Times ran a front page story on Saturday about how the Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson had held a meeting with members of the Black Lives Matter Youth group and committed to meeting with them once a month. The absolutely fascinating thing about how prominently the Sun Times decided to run Sam Charles’[…]

Violene Against Women Event Invitation

Documenting Violence Against Women: Justice Begins with Truth

Join Steve Edwards, from the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, as he moderates a discussion among journalists, advocates for survivors, and criminal justice leaders, for a discussion about violence against women, its news coverage, and the potential for increased data access to impact the public discussion. This event is Sold Out! The[…]

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Chicago Media on the Violence in Chicago

It would be nice if the media did their jobs to separate fact from fiction and urban myth.  One thing the Chicago media is very good at is being an echo chamber for accusations and rumor rather than taking that material in and comparing it to the facts to see if there is any validity[…]

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Patterns and practices: I think we might have one here?

 The key to oversight of a police agency is being able to identify practices within the agency that reach across the breadth of the agency and result in outcomes that negatively impact both the agency’s mission and the safety of the citizenry.  The agencies in Chicago tasked with oversight of the Chicago Police Department for[…]

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Lack of Reliable Sexual Assault Numbers

The mere idea that anyone, including the agencies of our criminal justice system, has a real grasp on how often women are sexually assaulted in our city is nonsense  In fact the real decisions about how many sexual assault complaints end up in the final numbers are significantly impacted by decisions made in the shadows[…]

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Mary Mitchell: Linking North Side Policing to South and West Side Crime

In her column on Sunday, Sun Times columnist Mary Mitchell attempted to link issues involving a recent crime spree on the north side of the city to the violence on the south and west sides of Chicago.  An interesting perspective in many respects, but Mitchell still makes traditional mistakes all too often found in the[…]