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Tribune Article on New Foot Pursuit Policy

The Chicago Tribune published an article with a headline that makes you think they have a scoop on the new foot pursuit policy from the Chicago Police Department (CPD). What the Tribune delivers can best be labeled as notes from a possible brainstorming session about what might be included in a new policy someday. The […]

Analyzing Media Coverage of Chicago Gun Violence Over the Weekend

On Monday morning, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that 40 people were injured and five people were killed this weekend by gun violence in Chicago. The headline of the Sun-Times article read “After violent weekend, Chicago closing in on 200 homicides just four month into the year.” Fox published the same story from the Sun-Times Media […]

Alvarez Shooting Video Released

The videos collected in the Anthony Alvarez shooting was released late last week with by the Citizen Office of Police Accountability (COPA). One of those videos was from a home security camera outside the house where the shooting occurred. From the video is seems like Alvarez never did anything that could be construed as threatening […]

Murder Chicago Didn't Want to Solve

The murder of a west side black politician in the early 1960s is one that the city just didn’t want to solve according to our guest today on the Chicago Justice Show, Mick Dumke from ProPublica Illinois. We discuss his latest piece titled “The Murder Chicago Didn’t Want to Solve“. According to Dumke Lewis was […]

Former Congressman Attempts to Stay Relevant

Former Congressman Luis Gutierrez recently held a press conference to lash out at Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for failing to review the body camera video in the Adam Toledo case before one of her prosecutors offered a proffer in court stating that Adam had a gun in his had at the very moment […]

Chicago Justice Podcast

This is our Chicago Justice Podcast that covers crime, violence, and justice issues in Chicago. We will feature deep dives in to justice system data, interview with researchers and justice system reform advocates, as well as evaluations of justice system practices.