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"bocanegra" Discussed on WBUR
"Eddie Bocanegra is describing here, presuming that As they continue their studies. The effectiveness is is proven. But ultimately we also have to deal with the reality of American politics, right because politics can be part of the solution. It can also inhibit the solution and very quickly as we've seen in the past. What What we've seen in the past is happening again that this issue of the rising crime and gun violence is being rapidly politicised. Are you concerned that that could derail the kind of progress That the nation otherwise needs to make I am. You know when violence is rising, it makes all of these discussions more difficult, and and there's good reason for that. You know when there are more guns on the street Policing is a more dangerous job where police are shot. Police shoot more people were in places where there are more guns and and the public becomes more punitive, meaning the public starts to report to support harsher policies toward toward crime In times when violence is rising, so it makes everything more difficult. We have this history in the US because we never invested. In communities when, uh, the problem of concentrated poverty in urban inequality. First speech started to become more and more extreme in the 19 sixties, when we did not choose to invest in communities. We instead took this alternative approach of investing in the police in the prison, and that is now our knee jerk reaction. When violence is rising, so it makes the politics extremely difficult. But like Eddie Bocanegra, I'm extremely optimistic because this this proposal and it's only a proposal at this point. But the $5 billion In the jobs plan represents a fundamental departure from federal intervention into the problem of violence and crime. The federal government has never made this kind of commitment to community organizations. So this is at least the sign of a first step in that direction, right. But in the long run, though, for this to really work, that commitment has to be sustained. And I'm not sure if American politics is built to make that kind of sustained commitment, But we shall see Patrick Sharkey, professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University and author.
"bocanegra" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"So fun. Peace coalition. i would say there's been a lot of work that's gone behind that and let me just say this that i remain very optimistic. Ride in terms of the president's direction and leadership around glen vowed the fact that he is announcing as a public health issue is phenomenal in the fact that he's been trying to push congress as a poor five billion dollar request to support gun violence as well and first hundred days again. That is phenomenal. No other president has ever done that in the last thing that i would say related to that as well is that again. If we're thinking about the economic engines of our country everything thinking about police public safety. We have to address these things in one of the ways that we could address. This is through jobs. Particularly around. As american jobs act we have to create more safer communities so that we could get more of our american citizens like out in working that is essential for our economic engine. We'll patrick sharkey in the last few minutes that we have here. You know i'm thinking. About the potential of the kinds of programs that eddie bocanegra describing here presuming that as they continue their studies. The effectiveness is is proven but ultimately we also have to deal with the reality of american politics right because politics can be part of the solution it can also inhibit the solution and very quickly as we've seen in the past. What what we've seen in the past is happening again. That this issue of the rise in crime and gun. Violence is being rapidly politicized. Are you concerned that that could derail the kind of progress that the nation otherwise needs to make i. am you know when violence is rising. It makes all these discussions more difficult. And and there's good reason for that you know when they're more guns on the street policing is more dangerous job. More police shot police. Shoot more people in places where there are more guns and the public becomes more punitive meaning. The public starts to report to support harsher policies toward toward crime in times when violence is rising so it makes everything more difficult. We have this history in the us because we never invested in communities when The problem of concentrated poverty in urban equality. I started to become more. And more extreme in the nineteen sixties when we did not choose to invest in communities we instead took alternative approach of investing in the police in the prison and that is now a knee jerk reaction when violence rising so it makes the politics extremely difficult but like eddie bocanegra optimistic because this this proposal and it's only a proposal at this point but the five billion dollars in their jobs clan represents a fundamental departure from federal intervention into the problem of bouncing crime. The federal government has never made this kind of commitment to community organizations. So this is at least the sign of a first step.
"bocanegra" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"And so i think that feeling is widespread I think it's it's been around for a long time. But it has spread to a larger segment of the population. As we've the nation has become aware of the scale of mass incarceration. So the people that Eddie bocanegra has been working with have known about mass incarceration the rest of the country. I don't think was fully aware of that. This you know. The level incarceration has risen by seven hundred percent since the nineteen seventies. I don't think the rest of the country was aware of how people are treated by the police on a day to day. Basis i know is certainly was not prepared to watch those videos and see what's going on. I spent my life studying this. It's different to experience it on a day-to-day basis and there is no blame. That should go to people who feel like they have been oppressed by the institution of police who feel like they don't trust us in student who feel like they are not protected by this institution. Because that's been true for a long period of time. It's not true everywhere. Lots of places where interactions between the police and residents are respectful and cordial and the police department is doing a great job but there are communities across the country that have never been protected by the police that have never been done Experience a close trusting relationship with police and that was amplified this past year. It led to a series of changes. Were police changed the way they interact with residents and we're residents. Stop step back and decide to check out a no longer call police and no longer provide information. And that's part of what happened. After the protests this confluence of factors cert- certainly played a role in contributing to the surge of gun violence as he said earlier. It's not that policing is not part of the overall solution set. But it's the models of policing that that need reexamination here. eddie bocanegra. Let's get back into that solution space. Okay because you said some very interesting things. Earlier about pilot programmes that combined jobs which seems rather obvious must be part of the solution and also things like cognitive behavioral therapy. Can you give us some examples of things that you find. That ready chicago has found. That are working. Yeah a more. I would feel bad myself. I don't actually point out. One of the things sponsor will just share to just a moment ago. Is i think if you think about gun violence. In general we know in the science and the research when when professor sharkey mentioned anybody. Though we we know that there is a small group of folks that are the drivers of gun violence and traditionally what we tend to focus. Our resources is preventative. Preventative efforts particularly with young people. Which is great. We need that but too often. It's the adults those that are eighteen years and older that often are overlooked. They are there. They continue to be marginalized. And i wanna i wanna point out a snapshot to give you an example to you and your audience who who is ready. Chicago's really serving. I tend to look at our participants. These are individuals who have distaste week colon cancer diagnosis right. Meaning they have a about a fifty sixty percent chance of beating this if they get the treatment that they actually need so the odds are not always in their favor to be quite honest and it also depends on who the who's provide the surgery and the aftercare. So i just want to point this picture but on average our participants ray chicago have seventeen eighteen arrests on average. They had four to five felony arrest. Eighty percent of participants according to police in hospital data have been victims of violator shot stat. Were assaulted as a matter of fact one third over one. Third of participants are survivors of gun. Violence again. Support with professors sharkey pointed out the too often. You know the perpetrators are violence are also at one. Another have been victims themselves. The other thing that i'll point out is that eighty percent of our men are both couch. Surfing which means is unstable housing sixty percent of our men have children so think about the opportunity to stop the cycle of violence. There and the eighty percent of our participants have only completed a temporary level. But they're really reading at the fifth and sixth grade level so even within marginalized communities we consider to marginalize even within the marginalized. So it's really important when we think about gun violence. Whoever we really referring to what is the uniform definition how describing high risk individuals and across the country. I would say a mega that. We don't have a clear definition and that will go for institutions. That day was super justice. Who often support research and other institutions. Right that i would make the argument that we need to do a better job to really spelling out. These high risk individuals and the kind of interventions that are needed to support them. And that brings me to your question around registered college. Yeah at the end of the day. We are saturating our participants with resources. We are providing employment for them in the form of trestle jobs in other words. we're providing skill sets. We are creating a pathway for academic attainment. So they could read better could play something better will be could get them certified in specific licensing. We supporting them in removing some of the barriers of employment so we work a lot of policy issues including some of their records expunged but ultimately ultimately what we're seeing and we'll put most of our resources. Add has been on the kind of here therapy or he also called kind of behavioral intervention services. This is the idea of being able to disrupt the way they think between impulse an action. Ct or cbi. Is we call. It is the wedge and we do a lot of central planning throughout the week we provide an hour and a half time and we compensate them for that so this even the fact the missing that we compensate them for their participant and many of your viewers is would say. Why would you do that. Why would you pay them to do that. In the tooth is less costly for us to do so. They have to pay now than we did. Then we wouldn't future now would also say that according to our early analysis of this program again number chicago's crime lab. The program itself has been paid as paid for itself as a euro. Not to mention that we are seeing positive gains between those that are in the treatment group versus the control group and that is worth celebrating. And that is what we need to continue to promote across the country as well so eddie. We've just got about three or four minutes left here and i have a couple of last questions for both you and patrick sharkey here. But the suite of programs you just described sounds incredibly effective. Here what would it take to scale it up the you know to first of all just across the neighborhoods in chicago that need it or even across the country. Well i think before we still. We continue to have to figure out what's working. What's not working. You have a good indication of chicago but we have other other evidence in other programs across the country to. I think what's really needed is. The political will is this. We continue to look at models. Which i won't name any of them That were twenty thirty years. They might have been effective. Maybe there was mixed data around it but we can sing it to promote that no policy makers continue to use those models within the white house in other institutions right to support those models so we need political will to support you know other kinds of services and interventions. Are you being that new. Are you seeing any sign of a new kind of political. Will i mean the the biden jobs plan. You actually were invited to the white house right. I mean the biden jobs plan has five billion dollars in it for for a gun. Violence prevention programs correct so fun. Peace coalition. i would say there's been a lot of work that's gone behind that and let me just say this that i remain very optimistic..
"bocanegra" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"That oftentimes when we see the surge in violence on the street. We're talking about people who have come out of very different lives. They've come out of very different experiences and they've come to the place. Oftentimes of leaving there is no hope. These are realities. What are we gonna do to help build. Hope that's j w matt hennessy. A pastor and gun violence activist in portland oregon. Patrick sharkey for more than a year. Now we have been talking about how the pandemic is a great Mirror great in terms of a a large unavoidable mirror on the realities of american life. How much does that apply to the rise in in gun. Crime in twenty twenty in this country. What did the pandemic due to a accelerate that that growth. Yeah it's a great way to put it because what happened. Last year was a series of shocks that eroded community life. You know when when socialite shutdown in in march it meant that the institutions of communities also shutdown and so when the pastor says These young people don't have any hope he's right. There is a sense of being abandoned. A sense of being on their own. A sense of Having to navigate to disadvantaged environments without mentor worship without support without having a place. To go. And i think that was just amplified throughout the pandemic when again when school's shutdown that means people don't have a place to go during the day after school program shutdown playgrounds shutdown. I've been summer jobs programs. Shutdown and community centers. So this left people not just young people. But particularly you know Young adults without the core institutions that structure daily life without places to go without people who are looking out for them these. What the The institutions with community do and. So when we get into this discussion about what comes next in my argument is we have to recognize an a bright light was shown on this point This past year but we have to recognize the people in the institutions that look out over a community and try to make sure no one falls through the cracks. Try to make sure everyone is care for that. A public spaces don't go downhill that kids don't get into trouble and a lot of those institutions shutdown march. I think it's a big reason why we saw this breakdown of social life and a lot of communities became even more vulnerable to rising makes me think about the title of your book uneasy peace because i in in this case i see the pandemic is of like a hurricane almost that if if you know it damaged every damaged everyone and everything but if your house your community was built on a solid foundation right those strong institutions that you're talking about the hurricane may have damaged the house but largely the structure held together. But if your community did didn't have the as many of those strong institutions not enough investment in schools to find ways for you know the schools to to reach out into the community when they had to shut their buildings down right. You know you're talking about library's public spaces if those institutions aren't there that underlying foundation is very fragile when the hurricane comes through it just blows the whole thing down so To me that's what that's what has been revealed. Here's what you're saying is is that uneasy peace that you're talking about was perhaps destined to break down because the foundational strengths of the communities were not attended to. It's a it's a really powerful way to put it. I titled the book on easy piece because even though historic decline of violence and one that had these enormous benefits that were experienced by the most disadvantaged segments of the population the most disadvantaged communities so this is a breakthrough we should celebrate it and yet we never took the steps to build stronger communities to deal with the fundamental problem here which is extreme urban inequality in disinvestment in core community institutions. We never took that next step of building on the drop in violence and then changing the way that we dealt with violence moving away from mass incarceration no longer asking police to dominate public space through any means necessary and instead investing in court community institutions to create stronger neighborhoods. That would no longer be vulnerable to a rise in violence so it was fragile. When i wrote the book was one of the safest years in the history of the nation. When i started writing the book in two thousand and fourteen finally came out in two thousand eighteen and i called it uneasy peace because i knew it was fragile. It was difficult to sustain well. So you talked about how Part of the One of the factors in the decrease in crime that we saw You just use the phrase police dominating public spaces I have to ask though the increase in in in policing and greater police presence over the past many years has contributed to a decrease in in the violent crime that we're talking about and and many people do wonder what impact did the protests from last summer have the black lives matter protests have what impact did the the pulling back of policing from these very neighborhoods that we're talking about have on the massive uptick in in gun violence. How do you interpret that. So there's extremely strong evidence that when more police are on the street violence false and you know this is. This is evidence that is It's one of the strongest findings in in criminology. The peace to let me take a two points that are often left out of this discussion. One is the harm generated by asking the police to dominate public space. And so that horn has become very busy as more videos of police shootings and police brutality. In general have polyphony through cellphones out to the world but it also comes just in everyday impact of young people walking through their communities and feeling suspects not feeling like members of the community and we can see the tangible consequences of that for for children's outcomes. His great work abigail abigail. Sewell has done great work. Showing the negative consequences for young people's mental health is other work on their academic performance. If they'd been stopped by police officers if they have been profiled in their communities. So that's one point so policing does. Reduce crime does reduce violence. It comes with all these costs and those costs. Translate into mass incarceration the other point. I'll make very quickly is that. It is not just the police that reduce crime. So there's more and more evidence showing that community organizations like the the one that will hear about when you bring mr bocanegra on Community organizations played a central role in contributing to the decline of violence in the nineteen nineties. And have never gotten the credit that they deserve a contributing to the crime to investments in those kinds of organizations the organizations that look out over community to make sure everybody's safe had never been made in the same way that we've invested in the police so when i look at what the next model should look like. What am arguing is that we should not just try to dismantle police departments we should instead begin to invest in a serious way in the other set of institutions that have shown how effective they are in controlling violence and that come without the harms of intensive aggressively. Well we are talking this hour about. What's behind the massive surge in gun violence in the united states in twenty twenty. You're listening to patrick sharkey. He's author of uneasy peace. The great crime decline the renewal of city life and the next war on violence. And patrick. Actually you've given me the perfect segue to bring in bocanegra.
"bocanegra" Discussed on Chicago Tonight
"There's sort of a double edged sword or a little bit of In terms of we want to be released. We want to be released in a humane. And i think we want our police officers to meet to take care of themselves. We want the institutions to make sure that they're healthy both physically and mentally to go out and do the job that they do. Of course we say we really want healthy police and before we run out of time. We know that superintendent brown today talked about the importance of a whole government approach. Do you feel like you're seeing that out of This may oral administration and also The police department to to it's the extent that it can. I mean we've done South side westport nation meetings for the last two or three years and so this has been building for us to to this point of coordination. I think we would have done this last year. Had not and kobe not hit because the city has invested in our region away they had historically so with the investment in the greater coordination of think. We're better off today than we were before we run out of time again von dreadful summer in twenty twenty. How do you feel as we head into the start of two thousand twenty one. The summer for. I'm cautiously optimistic. I in order to do this work. I have to have that if we keep at it and we sustain it. We're gonna eventually overcome understand history. And i understand the city. We live in and people are not robots So people are unpredictable and they can do whatever. But i believe in people i believe in institutions especially the gains. We've made in terms of creating an infrastructure to stop violence and we just have to keep going okay. Both of you stay safe again. Our thanks to eddie. Bocanegra and vaughn bryant for joining us. Thank you up next re-creations of masterpieces by a legendary italian artist. But i look at the weather. There's much more ahead on. The program including amanda finicky live from springfield with more details from the general assembly. But i roam comes to the chicago.
"bocanegra" Discussed on Chicago Tonight
"Welcome both of you back to chicago tonight. Eddie bocanegra. let's start with you please. To what would you attribute this. Weekend's reduction in violence the core elements as took place. This week is that you had a lot of work that was done previously in the last several mines build up to what happened this past weekend. A strong efforts community agencies that are partying with police but also others who are in a very similar space. Continue to be creative and innovative in a way they're going about engaging the community and i think that's one of the contributing factors to seeing the kind of reduction is we saw his. Do you think this is relatively low number. Do you think it's a coincidence or could some of the city's anti-violence strategies be working. Well i i'm a. I'm a kind of a skeptic around that want to be quite honest with you. I think that overall there's been some huge efforts from from allow the community agency's representative here through cpap and richard and others That i would say they've been putting more work into the into the streets particularly as it relates even cold it right having to deal with that issue but the day i would say that there's a number of different factors that did help reduce violence yesterday but my biggest question. Is you know. We still have historical highs past several months in combat last year in year before that. So i i'm hoping in good faith. Allow the efforts of places past weekend is related to those efforts. However if we want to continue to william prove that would happen. This weakness weekend was was effective in artist. Banerjee wheezy conceited. Demonstrate those impacts in the weeks to come and then also means the mayor herself in her strategies that i always say you know needs to be reassessed on on a regular basis and vaughn bryant as we just heard superintendent. David brown had praise for the role of violence. Interrupters and other outreach. Workers for this weekend's reduction would you say violence interrupters and pd officers. Have a good working relationship. I would say we have a professional understanding Reality is outreach. workers Can't really associate themselves with police officers out of work. Because they can't be credible for the work they do with necessarily a relationship. But i think that we're at a historic point of understanding and acceptance of the role of outreach workers. I think the police trust the training that they're getting and the professional standards that they're they're into today and they didn't yesteryear so from that perspective. I do think there's an mutual respect and we're able to complement each other as we're doing our any talk a little bit about the violence of being. Excuse me the dangers of being a violence interrupt or and how gangs respond when organizations like yours are out doing the work that you do well to. What is it question. I'm sure could could add to this one. You know how i started. My career was doing work Back in in west chicago predominant in little village lettering your your your net worth leveraging relationships is something that gets overlooked by many people but the biggest investments and someone like was doing street hours was doing interventional. Were really relies on odd that intel that you're gathering from relationships that you're building trying to get ahead of some of the allegations applauding in many cases. Also that's really critical and too often men do themselves and women put themselves in harm's way as a matter of fact about a year and a half ago two years ago. Two of our staff in russia kogyo through one of our partners in the community broad daylight. They're engaging young man to make sure they come back into the program and doing that. Somebody comes out of the gang wig and his shoes into into the crowd about three or four shots. Were fired into the car. Hopefully nobody was hit. But that's one example of many examples that that i'll share that too often are staff are challenged with those situations. I would also say know. What are the things that they're doing also very differently. We need to continue to not only bill religion but to engage them and provides something tangible i employment in other cases is to address some of the behaviors that is leading to these these these issues such as in the mitchell mental health or kind of therapy are just some examples of how the field in itself has has definitely evolved von know that pd cancelled days off. They put officers on twelve hour shifts over the course of the weekend. What's the reaction from the community. That increased police presence for community already believes itself to.
Chicago's homicide rate decreases for the third straight year
"Three years ago Chicago saw a record number of shootings in two thousand sixteen more than four thousand people shot more than seven hundred fifty killed. That was the most the city had seen in two decades. Both Chicago in two thousand nineteen on a more hopeful note. Preliminary number I show a steep drop in shootings and homicides. WBZ reporter Patrick Smith has been following the stats and updates us on the new numbers and puts it all in perspective breath so there were four hundred and ninety two people murdered in Chicago so we talk about progress but still almost five hundred people murdered there. Were Twenty six hundred shooting victims terms and about twenty one hundred shooting incidents so that you know they're incidents where more than one person is shot so twenty six hundred people shot four hundred. Ninety people murdered both all of those numbers though are are better than than last year. I'm put that in context for us when we look at the past few years. Two thousand eighteen two thousand seventeen and then of course that big jump in two thousand sixteen right exactly so twenty twenty sixteen we had this historic increase. Since then. We've been coming down this year's numbers it's about ten the shootings down about ten percent compared to last year the doubt about thirty thirty five percent compared to two thousand sixteen so we are were were just about back to where we were before that two thousand sixteen spike in violence so that's the macro macro level but when we look at the neighborhood level and where we're seeing significant changes. What can you tell us about that? Well you're going to hear me say this a lot which is like comparing things to twenty sixteen and looking at that. Because we're we're seeing the biggest decreases on the west side of Chicago like The Austin Police District which covers most of the neighborhood of Austin on on the west side that had an almost twenty percent reduction in murders last year for twenty nine eighteen the other westside neighborhoods west areas had thirteen fifteen percent reduction then shootings the west side is what got hit the hardest in two thousand sixteen. It's where the violence was the worst in two thousand sixteen end for the first couple years after that twenty seventeen two thousand eighteen. Even there was some sort of stubborn violence levels. Were still remarkably high and some of those areas so we saw the biggest reduction on the west side their parts of the south side that also had reductions most of the south side and the north side had reductions in violence although there are a few neighborhoods that are still suffering. You know well not just all. There are many neighbors the city that are suffering from violence still but most of the the city saw. Sr Reduction in shootings here Turley back the interim superintendent of CD. How a New Year's Eve press conference releasing the numbers and here's what he had to say about why he? I thought this was happening. Some of the things that have allowed us to to make these reductions I've talked about Particularly our partnerships with faith based community and our partnerships with street outreach workers workers and our partnerships with community based organizations those are really important but also technology has aided Chicago PD okay so he's talking about partnerships and technology starting with the partnerships. What do we know about how? CD's approaching community in the shootings. Well one thing we know is that this this year You Know Actually Mayor Emanuel created it but then now mayor lightfoot invested more in the city's Office of gun violence prevention people are calling for her to do to invest a lot more money anything then what she has to sort of get us on par with New York and Los Angeles. But that's this office that suppose to give a comprehensive approach gun violence prevention. So it's not just about policing you know there was a lot of philanthropic dollars that went into gang outreach street outreach after two thousand sixteen and we actually heard you know I heard from Eddie Bocanegra. Who Works for Heart Lennon runs this outreach program called ready Chicago that that works with people who are closest to gun violence? He gave a lot of credit to two former Chicago. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. WHO said that He? We really worked really closely with street. Outreach workers that there were district level commanders who worked with them at and coordinated with them and that it wasn't all you know police in law and order. I obviously the police are there to maintain law and order but that they knew that there were better and maybe other ways to approach gun violence besides just just going as hard as you could it at people when you say street outreach. What does that actually mean? So that that's a really good question so there are kind of different versions of that the sort of the version that maybe people are most familiar with. Is something like ceasefire. cease-fire what's called cure violence now where you have people who are former gang members people who are close to gang members who go out and just mediate conflicts and try to prevent people from shooting shooting at one another another Eddie Bocanegra who. I just mentioned. He used to do that. What he says what they're doing now and there are a few different organizations? That are doing this. You're just outreaching to say. Hey don't shoot each other you're saying don't shoot each other and we'd like to give you a job or we'd like to get you some therapy or we'd like to give you something we're not just saying don't shoot we're saying here's an alternative and so there has been more investment in that from from the private sector from philanthropic groups in the last few years. What's really but people have been pushing for the city to start investing more and paying for that to happen and so that you can give give people an outlet in an alternative to to you know violent crime so we hurt the interim superintendent they are also talking about technology? What role is stop playing? Yeah so that's something like the police in the last few years or put something called shot. Spotter which is supposed to use sound to detect. When there's been a shooting so they don't have to wait for nine one one call so police can can respond more quickly to them? There's also they've got more cameras that they've got these strategic support centers in the districts. That's supposed to combine all the different tech- technological the logical options. They have to sort of make response quicker and get more street level information to the police. You know that's something that University of Chicago really helped pilot. They've done research. It is their program program. But they've done research on their own program to say that they saw reductions in the district where they put that technology in their Beyond that you know. We have more police officers than we did. A few years ago there was this is pushed one thousand more police officers under Mayor Emanuel. That happened And then I think one thing that Charlie Beck is not going to talk about is just regression to the mean. Statistically we we had this huge spike horrific by two thousand sixteen were You know statistician might tell you that we're just sort of coming back to normal. I think the big question is going to be are. Are these reductions things where we can keep making progress and actually get back. Get back to a better place get better than we were before. Two Thousand Sixteen rather than just sort of getting back to what is honestly an unacceptable level level of violence five hundred murders a year. No one's going to tell you that. That's okay so we're we're we're back down about five hundred. The question is can we take that next step and actually see real reductions and not. Just get back to where we were before two thousand sixteen and put these numbers into context when we look at other big cities like New York or La. Well New York had a slight increase in its murders this year. La I believe leave state about flat. We still have a lot more murders here in Chicago Than New York and Los Angeles. It used to be that we had more murders than New York. Combine that's not exactly true. That's not quite true this year however they had If you put them together there at about five hundred fifty murders for this year they have millions and millions more people in New York in Los Angeles so as far as murder rate were nowhere near them we had about you know we had about fifty fewer murders in Chicago than New York and Los Angeles together so these are just preliminary numbers we should say a The official figures will come out after the FBI does their audit. How much of a change could we see between the numbers that are being reported right now by C. p. d. and the numbers that come from the FBI not a huge change For Murders for instance you know I think in two thousand seventeen the changes about seven murders from from when they preliminary members to what they actually sent to the FBI. So you'll see that change. I mean sadly that that some of that has to do with a person who shot on December thirtieth and then dies a few days later and that changes inches from shoot a shooting incident to a murder. Obviously all of this is very tragic. So you'll see some changes in the numbers but nothing that's going to throw off these percentages or the big picture takeaways Geico as well in a press conference earlier this week Interim Chicago Police Superintendent Charlie back and we have to stress here he is interim he. He's made very clear that he's not interested the permanent job but he laid out what he hopes to achieve while he is in office. What did he say? Well one thing that I thought was really interesting. He spent a lot of time talking about clearance rates. You know this is how detectives detectives do solving murders and he said that the CPT had a fifty three percent clearance rate this year. That's the highest. It's been in nine years you should look at. WBZ's chip Mitchell's is reporting to to see sort of diving into those numbers more. Not not this year but in the past of how they calculate those clearance rates. I won't get into it but it doesn't mean that they solve half of the murders that happen this year either way. It's great if they're at a nine year high. There was a report that came out earlier this year that really criticized the the detective division homicide Detective Division Chicago. Charlie Charlie back said he's going to be implementing things that were recommended there. I think that that's a big priority for him for his time. Here is getting our detectives to get to a better solve rate solving thing. More murders which increases trust in in in the department among residents and hopefully prevents future violence. So we have to again remind people that CBD's operating under a consent consent decree right now. Charlie Beck let the LAPD through its own consent decree at least part of it. How much power will he have to? Maybe implement some of the changes that are recommended in that decree. Well I think he has a lot of power of making it clear whether or not it's a priority and I wanna be clear that that what I've heard from people is that Eddie Johnson the former superintendent. This was a priority for him. Two people did believe that he truly believed in the changes but there are also problems where they said. There's not enough resources to this. Not everyone in the department is totally buying in. I think Charlie back with with the experience that he has might know what resources are needed to to get a higher level of compliance with the consent decree and make that a priority. I certainly heard from people who were hopeful about him. As interim because of his experience in Los Angeles as you mentioned that he'll make consent decree compliance a real priority of his interim administration and really quickly any word on the search for a permanent superintendent for CD. I have not heard any word. I mean the the applications I believe are due by the end of this week. Maybe next week I I expect that the police board will Abbas recommendations by March or April that's WBZ criminal justice reporter Patrick Smith Patrick. Thanks
Landon Donovan supports Mexico in Wells Fargo World Cup ad campaign
"And i guess a lot of people got upset so i guess let's talk rivalries right you got red sox yankees dodgers giants of course and then you got us mexico you know it's it's a noted rivalry so how come or if i ask a question us soccer star landon donovan came out in these commercials endorsing a mexican soccer i guess the obvious answer would be wells fargo is paying them for one reason now some mexican americans i guess are happy for donovan more upset all i know is landon donovan's pissing off everybody hey it's me landon the big tournament is just about to kick off but not everyone's team is going and that's okay wells fargo and i are inviting anyone in need of a team to root for to join us in sharing for the mexican national team vence may he and i'm getting all riled up all over you know what i'm saying you guys just got paid that's it wells fargo paid him and he did listen we all have our price we all endorse products we try to have like i think when you and i accept our endorsement deals we try to shred of connections i'm having watched steve moskowitz this friday true story this smacks of an unbelievable sellout in part of the us mexico rival isn't just a rival it's a heated rivalry so walk even carlos bocanegra who's a us soccer player of mexican descent tweeted the landon donovan he tweeted one where he wrote really.