From the Windy City...
Study: Chicago stop-and-frisk numbers drop, more work needed
The study revealed a dramatic decrease in the number of stops since an ACLU of Illinois lawsuit, but found that officers were still targeting racial minorities
By Don Babwin and Sophia Tareen Associated Press
CHICAGO — A study of the Chicago Police Department's stop-and-frisk procedures released Friday revealed a dramatic decrease in the number of stops since an American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois lawsuit, but found that officers were still targeting racial minorities.
The report by former U.S. Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys, the first one issued under an agreement the city reached with the ACLU in 2015, was not surprising to ACLU officials. The organization expected the decrease because of changes in the law and a deal the organization reached with the department that requires officers to fill out more detailed reports of stops than they once did.
According to the report, the number of investigatory stops fell from more than 1.3 million in 2014 and 2015 to just over 54,000 in the first six months of 2016...
Run those numbers. Assume 650,000 per year, you've dropped to around 110,000 per year now. One fifth of the previous numbers. Well how has that worked out:
Murders 2013: 422
Murders 2014: 428
Murders 2015: 495
Murders 2016: 747
Murders 2017: 134 (As of March 28, 2017)
Do you notice something. The "...agreement the city reached with the ACLU in 2015..." and next year murders once by 25%. Really working well there American Criminal Lovers Union. Sucks if you live on the South Side.
"...We needed something to change, those numbers just could not continue," said Karen Sheley, director of Police Practices Project at the ACLU of Illinois. She said the rate of stops in Chicago on a per capita basis was more than four times than it was in New York. The number of stops has dropped dramatically in New York as well...
Well, you got something changed alright. in three years, you got 300 more murders a year. Well done Karen, well done.
...Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the department would "carefully review the recommendations" and work on implementing reforms while "protecting civil rights of the public." And Chicago's city attorney, Edward Siskel, said the report documents the city's "dedication to fully adopting the new policies and procedures."Mr. Guglielmi, I've reviewed the recommendations and they suck. Mr. Siskel, are you looking at the murder rate in your city? Perhaps you should check that.
But Sheley said more work needs to be done, pointing out that while the number of stops has dropped, blacks still make up more than 70 percent of those who are stopped even though they account for about a third of Chicago's population...
I am terrified to think what else would you want done. Ain't increasing the homicide rate 50% in three years enough?
The new report comes as Chicago police are trying to regain public trust in the wake of a video that shows a white officer fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014. An ensuing Justice Department report this year found the Police Department had a long history of civil rights violations and excessive force.
Suggestion. Maybe if the CPD brought the homicide rate down it would help their "public trust." You know, do "cop work."
The report also included a statistic that might surprise those who criticized the department, both on and off the force, when the 2015 agreement with the ACLU was reached. At the time, critics wondered if reducing the number of stops might decrease the number of illegal guns taken off the street. But the report found that of the 18,364 stops involving a pat-down search, frequently called stop-and-frisk, 465 weapons were recovered — a fraction of the thousands of guns the department takes off the street every year...
Lady, you are so brain vacuumed it's painful to think you made it out of high school, much less law school. Get this Karen, it's not the weapons, it's the people. I don't need a gun to murder you or injury you. But I'm stopped, arrested for the crack in my shoe and put away for a few days, I wasn't able to go down the street, see another thug with different bandanas on his jeans and have my homies shank him. Again, if I'm not on the street, I'm not committing more crime. See how that works out.
This is in no way the fault of the front line men and women of CPD. They've been targeted by the Holder/Lynch "Just-Us" Department and the B Hussein Obama regime. And the Emanuel administration has left you out to dry, so I understand why you're holding back. Hopefully we get this "agreement" lifted soon and you can start policing again. God help the city of Chicago.