Chicago police Tuesday outlined their initiative to stop violence and keep city streets safe during the summer.I guess this wording could be the reporters/editors fault. "Stop violence?" How about a plan to combat violence, or a plan to reduce violence? A plan to stop violence on the streets of Chicago has about as much hope as a plan to bring about world peace.
After 15 months in decline, Weis conceded there has been a recent uptick in violent crime. New data analysis, though, shows it is confined to a remarkably small area.Meanwhile, CPD's ability to actually solve crimes erodes even further.
The code of silence is pretty strong. Police: Even while dying, teen won't talk :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago Crime
Cop asks: Do you know who shot you? He replies: 'I know. But I ain't telling you. . .'The closure rate on murders dropped from 58 percent to 54 percent in 2009.
Oh, and they really do have a long way to go. Wave of shootings leaves seven dead in 12 hours. That is a bad day, even by Chicago standards.
Good luck with those pie-in-the-sky plans.