Violent crime in Chicago is a serious epidemic that has been on the rise in recent years, leaving law enforcement scrambling to find new solutions. Turning to technology has opened up new options that provide better information and help police target certain locations in their fight on crime.
Unfortunately, this can end up just sending the violence and crime elsewhere, as criminals learn to avoid the targeted areas and move their operations to the next neighborhood. Community outreach and involvement seem to be the best answer: many hope law enforcement will come together with community leaders to forge stronger relationships and work together. Read the rest »
President Obama has taken a bold stance on gun violence happening here in Chicago by shifting the blame to out of state gun dealers. At a gathering of police chiefs dedicated to reforming the national justice system, the President suggested that Indiana and Wisconsin are at least partially responsible for the dramatic increase in Chicago’s gun violence. Read the rest »
Chicago has been in the news quite a bit lately. Most – if not all – of what’s being reported is far from complimentary. A deadly uptick in violent crime throughout the city has prompted many officials and media personalities to dub Chicago the “Most Violent City in America.”
Of course, while the title is far from the truth, there’s a great deal of relevance. Deaths related to gun and gang violence have exploded across the Chicago area, with many innocent people caught in the crosshairs. But, as it turns out, the rest of Illinois isn’t fairing much better. Read the rest »