Police and security are meant to keep concertgoers safe, but what happens when they do more harm than good? In summer 2020, as America reckoned with a sickness in its system of law enforcement, so too did the music community interrogate the role of police and hired security at concerts. Like the municipalities that explored […]
Tag: community policing
Activists say mayor’s police reform promises ring hollow
Lori Lightfoot has hampered the process of installing a police oversight council, activists say, despite making it a major part of her public safety platform during her mayoral run.
Pro tip for mayoral hopefuls: Don’t govern by press release, do sweat the small stuff
Many Chicagoans never felt that Rahm Emanuel was their mayor.
Rauner taps Democrat Paul Vallas to turn around Chicago State University, and other news
Also, Obama’s Chicago staff reflect on working in the White House.
The rise and fall of community policing in Chicago
Chicago used to be at the vanguard of community policing. But more than two decades after the strategy was launched, CAPS is a shadow of its former self.
Fact-checking Rahm’s fact check of last night’s debate
Some claims by Fioretti, Garcia, and Wilson are questionable, and so are Mayor Emanuel’s claims about them.
The cop who wants to fight crime with the community
The West Humboldt cop who wants to fight crime with the community.
Can a restaurant transform a neighborhood?
West Humboldt’s new war on drugs: Open a restaurant
City officials say they’re committed to community policing, just not to funding it
A closer look at Mayor Emanuel’s plan to “revitalize” the CAPS program
What a robbery in Edgewater says about the police staffing debate, part two of two
A close look at a jewelry store stickup and the politics of police deployment, part two of two
What a robbery in Edgewater says about the police staffing debate, part one of two
A close look at a jewelry store stickup and the politics of police deployment
Top cops can’t explain what’s up with CAPS
CAPS director Ron Holt offers another spin on the future of the police department’s community outreach program
Superintendent McCarthy dismantles CAPS, will replace it with something at some point
Chicago police chief says we don’t need more cops, just a new community policing policy to be determined later
Spared the knife
As the police ranks shrink in the first year under Rahm Emanuel, mayoral aides get higher pay