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Committee on Public Safety: 20-year Analysis

A 20-year analysis of agenda items from Chicago's Committee on Public Safety reveals a lack of oversight and regulation of police.

Deborah Witzburg on Proud Boys Cop

On today’s show we feature a interview with Chicago Inspector General Deborah Witzburg discussing the case of Chicago’s Proud Boys cop. As it has been reported in Chicago the Bureau of Internal Affairs had two chances to fire a Chicago Police officer who was associating both in person and online with the white supremacist organization […]

Alderwoman Rodriguez Sanchez on Crisis Response

On today’s show we sit down with 33rd Ward Alderwoman Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez to discuss her efforts to get Chicago to implement true crisis response that doesn’t involve the Chicago Police Department. While focusing mainly on her ordinance we also get a little politics in given it is the season as Chicago’s elections will be […]

Susan Lee on Chicago Crime

On today’s episode we sit down with Susan Lee who is currently Chief of Strategy and Policy at Chicago CRED but was previously Deputy Mayor for Public Safety under the Lightfoot administration. Lee is known as an expert on violence prevention and was doing this same work in Los Angeles before coming to Chicago. Lee […]

How Much Does the CPD Cost?

On today’s episode we feature a discussion about the real cost of the Chicago Police Department and how the City of Chicago uses corrupt budget practices to hide some of the cost from taxpayers and the media. These practices are not new to the city but Mayor Lightfoot’s administration has done nothing to correct them. […]

“Subtle but Pervasive Problem” of the Absence of News

On today’s pod we focus on the problem of the absence of news and how humans fill that hole with their beliefs rather than facts. We dive deep in to these issues with Professor Sandy Goldberg from Northwestern University’s Department of Philosophy. Goldberg recently authored an opinion editorial in the Chicago Tribune focused on the […]

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.