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Chip Mitchell
BREAKING: Police Department solved just 17.2% of murders in 2017, according to figures obtained by . That's the department's lowest murder-clearance rate in at least a half century.
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DerKomizar2 Jan 19
Replying to @ChipMitchell1 @WBEZ
But on ‘BlueBloods’ they solve them all
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#ChicagoElection2019 FEB 26 #Race4Mayor Jan 19
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Sam Cholke Jan 19
Replying to @ChipMitchell1 @WBEZ
Assuming only a fraction of those cleared result in a conviction, what percent of homicides eventually resolve in some meaningful punishment? Law's not much of a deterrent if <5% of murders end w/ justice.
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Nataylia C. Ketchum Jan 19
Replying to @ChipMitchell1 @WBEZ
They just keep saying crime is down.. and I almost want to say murder. But don't quote me. But I remember saying down from obscene as I walked passed the Television.
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John Crouch Jan 19
Replying to @ChipMitchell1 @WBEZ
What's really crazy is that there are actually far fewer murders now than there were in the 90s. How can the killings and the clearance rate both fall? Is the number of cops significantly different now? Has the type of killing changed?
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Northside DFA Jan 19
Replying to @ChipMitchell1 @WBEZ
Has the old data been corrected to adjust for the homicides Chicago Police Department said were solved, but were really pinned on someone who was innocent?
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Joe Martin Jan 19
that's going to require some more work
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Joe Martin Jan 19
the homicides are "cleared" by the streets
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CHI-CITY21BRICKS🇩🇪 Jan 20
Police don't give a damn and people don't talk. There's no evidence left behind but some shell casings at the scene and most cover themselves up...no face no case!!!
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CHI-CITY21BRICKS🇩🇪 Jan 20
Damn right. People don't talk, no evidence to go off of and cover yourself up...no face no case!
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P.O. Potatoes Jan 20
Don't talk to no cops..... we'll handle this ourselves.
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Kevin OBrien Jan 20
Replying to @ChipMitchell1 @WBEZ
Well when sizable sectors of any given municipality refuse to help with investigations after years and years I would think this would have a major negative effect on solving major crimes.
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Thomas Bukowski Jan 20
Does that mean in the past years innocent people were being charged in order to reach higher solve rates ?
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Tom Newman Jan 20
Replying to @ChipMitchell1 @WBEZ
Maybe CPD only knows how to clear a murder when John Burge is torturing out false confessions?
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Ladie Bugg Jan 20
Replying to @ChipMitchell1 @WBEZ
Completely unacceptable and the problem is there's no real plan or path forward to make it better. Where is the leadership?
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north side sox fan club president Jan 20
Yeah if you think these guys "get away with it," I'm not sure you really understand what's happening here
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