Most Reprehensible Aspect Uncovered by MGT Fervor

When any single agency within the criminal justice system fails us, it is important that we look to assign responsibility beyond the confines of that single agency.  Why? Because there is a dialectical relationship between every agency.  There is little doubt that the quality of work of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (the Read more about Most Reprehensible Aspect Uncovered by MGT Fervor[…]

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7 vs. 61 – Risk Elimination, Fear Mongering, Victimization, and the Press

With all the press on the Meritorious Good Time Push (MGT) program that was just recently halted by Governor Quinn there has been no discussion about what purpose is really served by incarcerating someone for 61 days rather than just 7?  The reporting makes you think that the individuals who recidivated would not have done Read more about 7 vs. 61 – Risk Elimination, Fear Mongering, Victimization, and the Press[…]

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Anita Alvarez v. Journalism Students

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s efforts to shoot the messenger (Northwestern University Journalism Students) rather than heed the message (information that a man might be wrongfully incarcerated for three decades) demonstrates that Alvarez’s administration will be nothing more than what we have grown to expect from than the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO). Read more about Anita Alvarez v. Journalism Students[…]

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Propaganda & Homicide Rates

Why is it that the only metric the Chicago media can use to determine whether or not the Chicago Police Department (CPD) is doing a “good job” is the number of homicides?  Near the end of every year there are reports in the media about whether the number of homicides has increased or decreased, 2009 Read more about Propaganda & Homicide Rates[…]

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Propaganda & Homicide Rates

Why is it that the only metric the Chicago media can use to determine whether or not the Chicago Police Department (CPD) is doing a “good job” is the number of homicides?  Near the end of every year there are reports in the media about whether the number of homicides has increased or decreased, 2009 Read more about Propaganda & Homicide Rates[…]