This troubling practice goes far beyond murders, documents and interviews reveal. Chicago found dozens of other crimes, including serious felonies such as robberies, burglaries, and assaults, that were misclassified, downgraded to wrist-slap offenses, or made to vanish altogether.
To be clear, this skulduggery can not be laid on the feet of rank-and-file police force. It is a policy that can only come from the top.
...ources describe a practice that has become widespread at the same time that top police brass have become fixated on demonstrating improvement in Chicago’s woeful crime statistics.
And has there ever been improvement. Aside from homicides, which soared in 2012, the drop in crime since Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy arrived in May 2011 is unprecedented—and, some of his detractors say, unbelievable.
An audit by the city Inspector General has discovered McCarthy's department appears to have deliberately undercounted aggravated assaults and batteries by around 25 percent.
Curious how other large cities with more liberalized gun laws are infinitely safer than Chicago (think Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, etc.).
Cook County needs more concealed carry and it needs it now. It needs law-abiding citizens to help protect the innocent. More cops, especially under this diabolical mayor, aren't the answer.
Hat tip: BadBlue News.