Summer Crime Strategy
A new Chicago police rapid-response initiative will put block-by-block computer analysis into the hands of officers to prevent sporadic summer violence like the kind that left seven people dead and 18 wounded last week, Superintendent Jody Weis said.
The plan, expected to kick off next week, will rely on computer data to pinpoint city blocks where violence is brewing, Weis said. That information would then be quickly relayed to strategic response units that would saturate the hot spots to stop violence, Weis said at a news conference Tuesday.
This is going to go exactly like the camera experiment. Crime will be driven around the corners, out of sight and into areas it hasn't appeared before just to avoid the hassles, but when someone is determined to kill someone else or shoot up a disputed dope spot, they're going to do it regardless of the police actions.
This looks more like a tacit admission that we can't stop the shootings, we can only react after the fact.
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