These are Chicago’s trends since Laquan Mac Donald’s video release (late Nov 2015) and ACLU reforms. (Jan 1, 2016)
What if everything stayed at the same rates in Chicago as in 2015? Mortal outcomes would be vastly better than what we have: Citizens have killed at least 500 more people in Chicago in 2.5 years compared to essentially 0 more (or less) people killed in police uses of lethal force (around 10 deaths annually). What’s the net gain in this “reform” movement inspired by superstars like Ava DuVarney and Michelle Alexander?

And One More Dig at The Guardian

The Guardian’s graphs of those taken to the notorious “black site” Homan Square are indicative of the problem at hand. First, does it really matter if an unmarked police station exists in the middle of a high crime area? Second, from the ACLU to the government, they apply citywide demographics to crime which is disproportionately caused by people of color. I’m sorry, it’s the truth. Also: The West Side is mostly black and Hispanic, so The Guardian is suffering from geographical and intellectual laziness. BTW, I think the CPD is still working there, and The Guardian series lost steam in 2016.

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David Shuey

David Shuey

Writer. Researcher. Designer. Human seeking better outcomes. Also searching for relevant facts and logical arguments above expedient or politial narratives.

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