sexual assault

Lack of Reliable Sexual Assault Numbers

The mere idea that anyone, including the agencies of our criminal justice system, has a real grasp on how often women are sexually assaulted in our city is nonsense  In fact the real decisions about how many sexual assault complaints end up in the final numbers are significantly impacted by decisions made in the shadows Read more about Lack of Reliable Sexual Assault Numbers[…]

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Mary Mitchell: Linking North Side Policing to South and West Side Crime

In her column on Sunday, Sun Times columnist Mary Mitchell attempted to link issues involving a recent crime spree on the north side of the city to the violence on the south and west sides of Chicago.  An interesting perspective in many respects, but Mitchell still makes traditional mistakes all too often found in the Read more about Mary Mitchell: Linking North Side Policing to South and West Side Crime[…]

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4 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Chicago, Maybe Not?

On Tuesday June 23rd the Chicago Sun Times ran a story titled “The Second Most Dangerous Neighborhood in America”. The story detailed a list of the 25 most violent neighborhoods in America. The City of Chicago had the privilege of having 4 neighborhoods, the most of any city, on the list. The only problem with Read more about 4 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Chicago, Maybe Not?[…]