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Police Resource Allocation and CJP’s Attempts to get Access to Data

It is interesting to see how little is changing in Chicago in the waning days of the Daley Administration. Despite all the talk about reallocating Chicago Police Department (CPD) resources from less violent to more violent neighborhoods, there has been no effort to make data available to the public. If we are going to have[…]

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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[…]