criminal-justice

Criminal Justice System is Failing Us

The opaque manner in which our criminal justice agencies operate in Chicago and Cook County is failing community members.  It’s imperative that our criminal justice agencies operate in the best interests of public safety above all else, yet both the Koschman case and the case involving the two officers from the 23rd district who sexually Read more about Criminal Justice System is Failing Us[…]

media

Chicago Media on the Violence in Chicago

It would be nice if the media did their jobs to separate fact from fiction and urban myth.  One thing the Chicago media is very good at is being an echo chamber for accusations and rumor rather than taking that material in and comparing it to the facts to see if there is any validity Read more about Chicago Media on the Violence in Chicago[…]

silence

Probation Cop – Code of Silence – Target: Teens

Probation Cop Accountability does not only mean that the public must see the perpetrator of misdeeds disciplined for his or her behavior but also any accomplices before or after the fact must also feel the consequences of their actions.  The discipline of the accomplices must also be public so that community members can have faith Read more about Probation Cop – Code of Silence – Target: Teens[…]

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Accountability – CPD Officers – and the MATRIX

The biggest problem facing accountability within a police agency is often the culture.  Either the culture is one that nurtures an atmosphere where officers do not tolerate misdeeds by fellow officers or there is a culture, which is present in the CPD, where everyone turns their heads and ignores the misdeeds.  The current culture within Read more about Accountability – CPD Officers – and the MATRIX[…]

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NABJ, Mette, Broke Death, Faux FOIA , Double Dip of Weis

Check out the description of this event titled “Death and the Deadline: Examining the Media’s Role in Community Violence” below:  (If your on Facebook I provide a link to the event page here.) “Chicago is fast becoming the murder capital of the nation. Children are being killed as they leave schoolyards. Young people are unintended Read more about NABJ, Mette, Broke Death, Faux FOIA , Double Dip of Weis[…]