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How Solving Chicago’s Murders Could Be The Key To Preventing More

The mayor had a lot to say about violence in Chicago and what can be done to face it head on. But one thing he didn’t mention was the Chicago Police Department’s high rate of unsolved murders. In fact, the murder clearance rate is less than half of the national average. CPD blames witnesses in communities who won’t cooperate; residents blame the police’s lack of motivation to solve the crime. Journalist Alex Kotlowitz joins us to talk about why there are so many unsolved cases in Chicago and what can be done about it.

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