Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel insists that his city has “more police on the street doing policing” than when he took office, despite records that show the majority of police districts have fewer beat officers on patrol than they did two years ago, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. " took about 560 to 570 officers who were doing clerical work and moved `em onto the street. It’s a fact," the mayor said.
TCR at a Glance
new & notable May 20, 2013
Researchers who studied 1,200 incidents of dating violence in New York found brief Orders of Protection and repeat abuse
May 17, 2013
A conference on gun violence raised questions about whether journalists are focusing on the wrong things
May 16, 2013
The mayors of Philadelphia and Minneapolis challenge gun manufacturers to consider biometrics and other technological fixes in a New York...
May 15, 2013
Should the debate on guns be framed in a public health context?
May 14, 2013
In a wide ranging conversation on the politics of guns, Connecticut's governor said the media is letting the National Rifle Association d...
new & notable May 14, 2013
From maltreatment to assaults and physical and emotional bullying, a survey of children found that violence is a fact of life for America...
May 13, 2013
The nation’s largest police force was trailing behind other cities in making neighborhood-by-neighborhood crime data publicly avail...