Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics - Again
Chicago police credit a controversial summer meeting with gang leaders and a gang crackdown guided by what they call "social network analysis" with a dramatic drop in gun violence this past fall in a West Side police district, including a 40 percent drop in homicides.
After the Aug. 17 meeting with gang leaders at the Garfield Park Conservatory and a subsequent crackdown on gangs, homicides for the rest of the year in the Harrison District dropped 40 percent from 2009, Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis said today. That translates into a drop from 25 to 15 through Dec. 31, Weis said in a news conference this morning at police headquarters.
And this tidbit buried in the report?
- Police showed computer slides of graphics they said proved reductions in other crimes but did not provide copies to reporters.
Anyone in the media smell what J-Fled and the boys at HQ are shoveling? Because it really stinks at this end.