Abuse

Abuse of Media Covering Protests

In today’s episode we discuss the abuse suffered by credentialed media at the hands of local police forces. While police actions responding to protests have always been called in to question the ferociousness behind the abuse by municipal police departments across the county to local and national news outlets sure seemed different this time around. Read more about Abuse of Media Covering Protests[…]

Coordinated CPD Media Strategy

On May 15th several mainstream media outlets each published their own interview with CPD Superintendent David Brown in what can only be the result of a coordinated media strategy from the Department. When you review what was published by the various outlets they each make readers / viewers believe the interview was obtained through their Read more about Coordinated CPD Media Strategy[…]

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Sun-Times Endorses CPD’s Propaganda Dashboard

The CPD’s Gun Offender dashboard is nothing more than overt propaganda that the Sun-Times Editorial Board, led by editorial page editor Tom McNamee, endorsed. That’s right folks, the Sun-Times didn’t verify the data within the dashboard and hold the CPD accountable for all the data they left out or completely miss-classified but instead they just Read more about Sun-Times Endorses CPD’s Propaganda Dashboard[…]

Felony Arrests

Felony Arrests UP Context Not

The Sun-Times’ article  detailing the rise in felony arrests would serve their readers interests more if the Sun-Times did the reporting necessary to let their audience know the impact it had on crime and violence in Chicago. What readers were provided with instead was a regurgitation of numbers that without the needed context leaves the Read more about Felony Arrests UP Context Not[…]

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More Faux CPD Transparency

Fran Spielman, where is the list?  You know real transparency is not the head of the CPD making clout related promotions available just to officers. It needs to be available to the public also. Otherwise we are reliant on journalists like you to get quotes from those opposed and against the promotions and pass that Read more about More Faux CPD Transparency[…]

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Sun-Times Rookie Cop Retread

The Sun-Times’ Main and Dumke retread an old story and in the process missed a big opportunity to really shed light on the problem at the heart of the issue. The article “WATCHDOGS: Chicago’s deadliest neighborhoods get greenest cops” covers an issue that is as old as time in Chicago – neighborhoods with high crime Read more about Sun-Times Rookie Cop Retread[…]

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Spielman Continues Staffing Myth

It is pretty clear that the Sun-Times as an organization has made up its mind about whether or not we are “short” police officers. The latest propaganda piece is from Fran Spielman and is titled “Can Emanuel deliver on his promise to hire more police?”. Once again the reporting is really short on facts and Read more about Spielman Continues Staffing Myth[…]

Black Lives Matter

Sun-Times Bogus Black Lives Matter Story

The Sun Times ran a front page story on Saturday about how the Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson had held a meeting with members of the Black Lives Matter Youth group and committed to meeting with them once a month. The absolutely fascinating thing about how prominently the Sun Times decided to run Sam Charles’ Read more about Sun-Times Bogus Black Lives Matter Story[…]

Violene Against Women Event Invitation

Documenting Violence Against Women: Justice Begins with Truth

Join Steve Edwards, from the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, as he moderates a discussion among journalists, advocates for survivors, and criminal justice leaders, for a discussion about violence against women, its news coverage, and the potential for increased data access to impact the public discussion. This event is Sold Out! The Read more about Documenting Violence Against Women: Justice Begins with Truth[…]