Chicago used to be the City that Worked. That was a long time ago. So far this year, Chicago has most homicides since late 1990s – Chicago Tribune
Chicago has witnessed its deadliest start to the year in nearly two decades, according to crime statistics.
Since 1999 to be exact. The count is 95 murders in January and February.
The police chief got canned, the Chicago PD is being investigated by the DOJ over a host of issues.
Meanwhile, officers within the department have told the Tribune the McDonald shooting has made them less aggressive on the street out of fear that doing even basic police work will get them into trouble. They say criminals are taking advantage of their passive approach.
Criminologists, though, say there’s no evidence to suggest criminals are exploiting officers’ reluctance to do their jobs.
So who do you believe? The cops on the street, or the folks in academia? (That bit from the criminologists features prominently in the comments.)