Reducing gun violence with minimum mandatory sentences
For the last few months Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his police superintendent have mounted a hard sell for mandatory minimum sentences. Emanuel says that would help reduce gun violence in Chicago. That’s something we all want, but the research is pretty clear: mandatory minimums won’t help. As part of our series Front and Center: Flashpoint, WBEZ’s Robert Wildeboer explains what the research tells us.
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