Last year, gunmen who shot and wounded someone got away without criminal charges 94 percent of the time, according to a DNAinfo.com Chicago analysis of police data.
That’s even worse than 2011, when 91.5 percent of shooters escaped charges, according to the data.
Chicago’s top cop said the “no-snitch” code of silence on the street is the biggest contributor in his department’s struggle to charge shooters.
via DNAinfo.com Chicago.
This is incredible!!
Garry McCarthy — Chicago’s “Top Cop” — wants to blame the people who live in constant fear in gang controlled neighborhoods for not coming forward and turning-in, and testifying against the gang members that run the place. Asshat!!
Then you get our worthless State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez who won’t even speak for herself and instead walks out the “Chief of Staff” who says ‘It’s not our fault either.’
We have over 400 dead (mostly black) school children every year in this town and our leaders are playing pass-the-buck. It’s embarrassing but these clowns are too dumb to even realize they should be ashamed of themselves.
It started out peaceful enough. So much so that Drudge reported, “Only 1 Dead, 5 Wounded in Chicago.”
A woman was killed and four men wounded in five separate shootings between 11:30 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday.
via Chicago Tribune.
It wasn’t even that warm. But only 5 shot overnight, hardly worth mentioning.
Then we had Saturday night:
2 Dead Among
15 17 Shot Overnight Across City
A 13-year-old boy and 41-year-old woman were killed by gunfire Saturday night, and 15 others were wounded across the city, police said.
via Chicago Tribune.
The early morning count was 15, I guess someone in the newsroom got it wrong. Or thpolice were so backed-up that it took CPD awhile to get the actual numbers out to the press.
Regardless, something is very wrong within our inner city neighborhoods. We have a systematic failure of society. From the babies to the grown-ups and from the city to the fed, there’s plenty of blame to go around.
It time to take some bold action to begin changing 60 years of failed inner city policies.
A bizarre weekend where the high exceeded 80 degrees also brought a rash of violence across Chicago, which left at least 10 people dead and some 40 others wounded.
via CBS Chicago.
There’s no end in sight. CPD is so undermanned that little can be done.
Whatever the Mayor’s is doing, it’s not working.