Eight Forty-Eight decided to hit the streets to hear what Occupy Chicago protestors think about the men and women in blue. Their comments were gathered by Pritzker Journalism Fellow LaCreshia Birts.Music Button Led Bib, "Moth Dilemna", from the album Bring Your Own, (Cuneiform)
Eight Forty-Eight shared listener letters to hear where listeners think the show is getting it right and where it missed the mark.Last week host Alison Cuddy spoke with Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is asking Chicago's police superintendent to stop making arrests for low-level marijuana possession. Preckwinkle says judges generally dismiss those charges involving very modest amounts of illicit drugs.
Chicago's adding 50 full-time police officers to patrol Chicago Transit Authority trains and bus stations. City officials say the officers will be drawn from the Chicago Police Academy and should be in place by next spring.
During the original broadcast, Eight Forty-Eight said that police have been involved in more shootings over the last six months than in all of 2010. Police dispute that number but could not immediately provide the number of times officers shot at citizens in 2010 or 2011.
Crime rates dropped across the U.S. for more than a decade and continue to do so--Chicago’s part of the trend according to information released by the Chicago Police Department. But it may not feel that way given the steady stream of news headlines on violence. So are the numbers right?
As the temperatures rise, so does crime--it's a somewhat predictable summer story. Mayor Emanuel responded by putting more cops on the streets; the move is supported by Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy but it may not be the answer for all Chicagoans.
Chicago city officials say more police officers will be redeployed to the streets as part of a safety improvement effort.Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy say 92 officers will be shifted from administrative positions, including f