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?
Supporters of tougher immigration enforcement are criticizing Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart for seeking legal options enabling the county’s massive jail to quit holding some inmates wanted for immigration violations.
On any given day, the Cook County Jail holds hundreds of inmates picked up on criminal charges who also happen to be wanted for an immigration violation. Sheriff Tom Dart’s office keeps them up to 48 hours beyond when the criminal cases would allow them out.
A stabbing captured on video has been the unlikely spark for a fiery debate on race and class in Chicago’s premier gay neighborhood.The video captured a large group of black youth getting into an altercation with a 25-year-old victim. The scuffle in the late hours of Sunday, July 3rd, re
During the revolution in Egypt, Muslims and Christians united to oust the government of President Hosni Mubarak. Many believed it was the beginning of a new Egypt where Coptic Christians would not feel marginalized by the Muslim majority.Since then, a crack has formed in their united front.
Anti-government protests in Syria are nearing the two-month mark. After initially hinting at compromises, President Bashar al-Assad now appears to favor using force to crush the demonstrations. Last weekend saw an escalation of government forces in cities across Syria.