Justice

Coverage of Kim Foxx & Justice Issues Overall

The coverage of justice issues in Chicago overall has and continues to be a huge problem for the Chicago media. The hyper-concentration on gun violence and the daily tally of shootings has taken center stage across the various mediums for which Chicagoans can consume news. The legacy outlets also have to compete with agenda driven Read more about Coverage of Kim Foxx & Justice Issues Overall[…]

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What Exactly has Raoul Championed?

“Now, nearly two years in as Illinois attorney general, Raoul is a figure to watch as a state official responsible for translating protest and outrage on the streets into actionable criminal justice and policing reforms after Floyd’s death and the August shooting of Jacob Blake in neighboring Wisconsin. While not ignoring the attorney general’s role Read more about What Exactly has Raoul Championed?[…]

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FOIA: Second Attempt at Committee Membership & Terms

This is CJP’s second attempt at requesting data regarding the membership and chairman for the City Council Committees of Police and Fire, Public Safety, and Finance. Believe it or not the City Clerk’s Office is trying to tell us they don’t maintain documents that detail the terms that alderman serve on committees and the terms Read more about FOIA: Second Attempt at Committee Membership & Terms[…]

Early Intervention System Redux

The Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) new Officer Support System (OSS) may sound good in concept, but is actually just the latest release of a failed system. The reporting on this new OSS, most commonly known throughout the justice field as an early warning system, lacks the historical context to show how CPD has failed to Read more about Early Intervention System Redux[…]

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Community Investment as a Violence Reduction Strategy

Violence reduction strategies are all too often centered in a criminal justice system response while ignoring the economic alternatives that can play a much more effective role reducing violence over the long-term. For this to happen the electorate in Chicago needs to hold their political leaders accountable for their votes not just on justice issues Read more about Community Investment as a Violence Reduction Strategy[…]

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The Fight for Police Misconduct Files

The current fight for decades of police misconduct files has its roots in a police department, police accountability system, and a political system that had no interest in holding police officers accountable for their actions. In this interview from our Facebook Live interview series we talk with Jared Kosoglad, the lawyer for Charles Green, and Read more about The Fight for Police Misconduct Files[…]

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OEMC Missing Event Data Problems

Missing data among the event types within the data from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) is nothing new to CJP. We have wages a quiet war for many years to get OEMC to rectify the missing data between the Event Types document (embedded below) they hand out through FOIA and what is Read more about OEMC Missing Event Data Problems[…]

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Using Contact Tracing to Reduce Gun Violence

The contact tracing that is all over the news since the start of the pandemic can arguably have an impact on gun violence in Chicago. At least that is what our guest, Dr. Andrew Papachristos, Professor of Sociology and the Director of the Northwestern Network and Neighborhood Initiative argued in his OpEd in The Hill Read more about Using Contact Tracing to Reduce Gun Violence[…]

CPD Ghosted by Staffing Analysis

Only in Chicago could the police be ghosted by their own staffing analysis. That is what one assumes happened when the second largest police department in the country cannot find a staffing analysis used as the basis for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to hire 1,000 additional officers to the Department. On September 22, 2016 Mayor Read more about CPD Ghosted by Staffing Analysis[…]

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Media Alert: Kim Foxx claims transparency but her record says otherwise

The Chicago Justice Project has been in litigation and fighting for open access to the state’s attorney’s crimes database since 2010. A DECADE! Yet today, Kim Foxx stood in front of television news cameras, journalists and all of cook county to say this: “we make our data – and i will give it to you Read more about Media Alert: Kim Foxx claims transparency but her record says otherwise[…]