Justice

Coverage of Kim Foxx & Justice Issues Overall

The coverage of justice issues in Chicago overall has and continues to be a huge problem for the Chicago media. The hyper-concentration on gun violence and the daily tally of shootings has taken center stage across the various mediums for which Chicagoans can consume news. The legacy outlets also have to compete with agenda driven Read more about Coverage of Kim Foxx & Justice Issues Overall[…]

Foxx

Media Alert: Kim Foxx claims transparency but her record says otherwise

The Chicago Justice Project has been in litigation and fighting for open access to the state’s attorney’s crimes database since 2010. A DECADE! Yet today, Kim Foxx stood in front of television news cameras, journalists and all of cook county to say this: “we make our data – and i will give it to you Read more about Media Alert: Kim Foxx claims transparency but her record says otherwise[…]

SAO

FOIA: SAO Record Types

This request to Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO) in one in a series of FOIA requests aimed at getting a better understanding of the data and records the SAO maintains and in what format they maintain it. There is section within the FOIA law that requires public bodies to maintain a list of the Read more about FOIA: SAO Record Types[…]

Cook County Court

FOIA: Cook County Bureau of Finance

This FOIA to the Cook County Bureau of Finance is CJP’s response to the assertions made by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (SAO). In our ongoing multi-year battle to open up the SAO’s data they have informed us that they don’t possess a data dictionary for their Elite Crimes Case Management System they purchased Read more about FOIA: Cook County Bureau of Finance[…]

bail reform

Bail Not Designed as Punishment

What is the purpose of bail? I ask because, aside from the Jussie Smollett spectacle, bail reform is the key issue in the race for Cook County State’s Attorney, a race featuring Kim Foxx, a leader in national bail reform, trying to fend of three challengers in this week’s democratic primary. It’s a question worth Read more about Bail Not Designed as Punishment[…]

50 Years

FOP Watch: 33 months of Foxx Cause 50 Years of Gun Violence

It turns out Kim Foxx’s 33 months in office have caused the last 50 years of gun violence in Chicago. Needless to say this is not an evidence based analysis but it one pushed by the FOP on a recent segment on Fox News’ America’s Newsroom show. They segment was seeking to cover the Mayor Read more about FOP Watch: 33 months of Foxx Cause 50 Years of Gun Violence[…]