Sunday, February 23, 2014

Snitch Boxes - Still Waiting

Our semi-annual reminder of the perfect crime fighting tool that never seems to get off the ground.

Anyone seen one yet?

The Clearance Rate inched upward to 35%, so we thought maybe the Snitch Boxes had been deployed, but then we realized we just made that number up - like other people seem to.

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20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not technical enough for the modern crime fighter. The City's new crime prediction computer works much better.

2/23/2014 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if the clearance rate is going up, but there seems to be an increase in "death investigations."

Really, if you have a dead body, containing suspicious holes, missing parts, burned appendages, etc, and you don't have any witnesses or confessors telling you that it's a murder, then we should keep it as a "non criminal death investigation" until otherwise so informed. the deceased could have died from: an accidental discharge from a non-CCL friend, as a result of someone else defending themselves (ie result of self-defense), self-inflicted injuries, falling from a great height, a heavy object or objects falling from great height onto the deceased, accidental hazardous materials spill, etc.

Let's use our imagination people! I am not feeling it here. There has to be a sense of urgency!

Together we can further bring the crime rates down through the creative re-classifications of those sordid things we see on a daily basis.

Great Mind

2/23/2014 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The clearance rate for homicides is 35% but after you remove the CCX's it drops to 19%.

I also wonder how the gun shot identification program is working out? Has anyone been arrested by this program?

2/23/2014 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is the next class of Detectives going in. Seems like the last one was back in 08' or 09'. That's 1908 or 1909! They are screaming about how depleted they have been.

2/23/2014 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The PPOs will be assigned to monitor the snitch boxes being installed at every JJ Fish in the 5th period.

2/23/2014 06:26:00 AM  
Blogger I Voted For Obama said...

I will go out and look for one right now.

2/23/2014 07:19:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

Forget Snitch Boxes, McJersey was hungover when he said that so it doesn't count.

I wanna know about McAsshat's *other* 21st century crime fighting tactic. The one he announced at a Monday 'presser' a couple weeks after Snitch Boxes, 'Twitter Tips!'

It used to be on the CPD Homepage but seems to have disappeared. Was that crack idea scrapped and replaced by this, TXT2TIP Or do Tipsters just go to the CPD Twitter page and send the tip there?

Anywho, In either case -- Twitter Tips or Text Msg -- it seems that McDrunk hasn't mentioned the stats and smashing success that he's getting from 'the community' in turning in their relatives and own kids with that ace strategy of his.

-- note: I'm not exactly Twitter or Text Msg literate. I don't have a smart phone and don't know how to use Twitter or send a Tweet so kindly excuse if I've erred. Thanks :-)

2/23/2014 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets admit it, da mayor and da supt. make a great crime fighting duo. They are better than Batman and Robin. Criminals are leaving Chicago in droves for greener pastures. They know when they have met their match. Murder is down, robbery, fraud, rape, arson, you name it and if it's a crime it is down. Why by the end of the year, Chicago might be so safe that the President and First Family will be able to regularly visit and hold fund raisers here.

2/23/2014 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only reason the clear-up rate "inched" higher is due in no small part to Vanecko finally being charged for the Koschman murder! Oh, and don't forget to update the MINS!

2/23/2014 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


the snitches get stitches street thug policy is a tool that helps keep crime comp stat numbers down.

you don't want to install snitch boxes if you're the mayor or the top cop.

no victim -- no crime

fear is a powerful motivator

2/23/2014 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

35% is a stretch, try 28%, with the shortage of Detectives and ET's McJagoff is well on his way of implementing his program of not caring about solving crime, only presenting the perception that it is down

2/23/2014 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made a suggestion to the FOP to use those snitch boxes as ballot boxes for the election and put one in each district. They"re not being used for anything else but dust !

2/23/2014 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you see something, say something. Together we can!!!

2/23/2014 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

D/C home visits and letters of intent seem to be working along with the crosswalk flags.
I think Barney Fife called it "nipping it at the bud".

2/23/2014 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Mind?
Pfffft!
You mean Rattle Mind.

2/23/2014 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where have all the boxes gone? hallelujah. Where have all the boxes gone? Brother John.

2/23/2014 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Not technical enough for the modern crime fighter. The City's new crime prediction computer works much better."

2/23/2014 12:14:00 AM

U. of C. Crime Lab awarded $1 million

By Juan Perez Jr., Tribune reporter

7:09 a.m. CST, February 20, 2014

"The University of Chicago Crime Lab plans to use a $1 million gift from a longtime supporter to partner with agencies across the U.S. in an effort to expand its policy work — and further its studies of problems such as underground gun markets.

"The Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation — which already has fed millions of dollars to the crime lab's efforts — announced that the influential think tank was one of seven groups in North America and Africa to receive the foundation's annual Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.

"We were trying to shore up institutions that we know are effective," foundation President Robert Gallucci said. "Quite frankly, it's an endorsement."

"Jens Ludwig, the crime lab's director and a University of Chicago professor, said the award would allow the policy group to pursue "promising projects" at a pace better aligned with the accelerated timetables of city policymakers."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-chicago-crime-lab-award-20140220,0,3148033.story

We are doomed.

2/24/2014 02:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

025 won't need one. IAD has that place on lock down. But just in case... If you work there or happen to stop by, make copies of everything! EVERYTHING!

2/24/2014 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

35% Clearance Rate? Thats a Joke. Where's the Accountability ?

2/24/2014 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Snitch, collar, perp, bolo, bus. You guys must watch a lot of TV.

2/25/2014 04:39:00 PM  

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