On Monday, FBI director James Comey reiterated that the rise of violent crime in certain cities may be a result of less aggressive policing due to increased scrutiny of officers in the wake of recent high-profile police killings of black men.Repeating remarks he made last week, Comey said
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.
Chicagoans who punch cards for their favorite aldermanic candidates might have the issue of crime on their minds. But depending on where they live, they will have heard more—or less—about crime from their candidates.