513 Murders in 2012 – Caused by 50 Years of Failed Economic Policies!

There are consequences for decades of failed political and economic policies that play out in the lives of the people of color throughout Chicago. The crime and violence problems in Chicago cannot be solved by the criminal justice system alone, no matter how much propaganda that denies this fact that is put out by our[…]


Police Staffing in America’s 5 Largest Cities

Currently, the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) are arguing that Chicago is significantly understaffed compared to other cities. The results of the study we conducted fly in the face of that argument.   This is a second in a series of blogs offered to illuminate the public discussion around the staffing levels of the Chicago Police[…]


Chicago Homicides & Police Personnel

For the last five years, there has been a steady drumbeat by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the union representing the patrol officers, that the Chicago Police Department is significantly understaffed. The FOP has continued to say this understaffing has played a significant role in contributing to Chicago’s persistent issue with violence in many[…]