Sunday, April 03, 2016

This is Helpful

The Sun Times has started an interactive map to keep track of shootings.

Clicking on the little red flags will give you a summary of the shooting and a link to an article if available. The Tribune did this with their "homicide tracker" a few years back ,but it kind of fell off the radar with their paywalls and such. We don't even know if it still exists.

Come summer time, those flags are going to be covering certain portions of the map and running the map is going to be a full time job, maybe taking up the time of four or more unpaid interns....until Rahm tells them to knock it off.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, that Tribune paywall and limited to ten stories access has gotten old. Been looking at the Times site more often (after SCC, of course!). They don't have any comments, but at least I can click on an article and read it.

4/03/2016 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, that's definitely racist.

Even giving credit where credit is due.

Gonna give some neighborhoods a bad reputation.

4/03/2016 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The murder map will just make people feel uneasy and unsafe. Rahm the wise mayor will put a stop to it.

4/03/2016 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The map should include robberies and theft from person crimes. Would be helpful to the tourists.

4/03/2016 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Columbo said...

Red flags? How about just covering the whole city red?

HEY - what ever happened to the Predictive Analysis Unit you guys had? You know, the "Crystal Ball Unit"?

Haven't heard anything more about that. Did they stop getting Federal funding? Is that unit even still in place?

Big Data? Big deal. All that analysis sure is helping to keep crime down - -NOT.

4/03/2016 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Former 025 warrior said...

I stopped him a few years ago near Armitage & Hamlin for driving like a total jagoff. As I got up to his window, he sticks his head out and yells. "Don't you know who I am?!" Just a total prick, there's a special place in hell reserved just for him.

4/03/2016 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least the intens will be learning a valuable skill.

4/03/2016 03:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the same Alderman who refused to produce his drivers license on a traffic stop then called Deescalante who in turn sold out the officers? Yeah I'll be sure to do lots of stops so I can encounter more jagoffs like you and risk my job, freedom and lively hood, not to mention my safety. Alderman you now live in a city where asshats like you dictate policy, enjoy.

4/03/2016 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That would be racist, according to liberal logic. It would show certain minority communities kill each other more, and without a way to blame the police, it's just really, really racist. Only your white privilege would allow you to show killings that way, man. Groovy.

4/03/2016 05:13:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Making the public aware is not the Democratic way.

4/03/2016 06:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you to the Suntimes ! My kick starter campaign just got a R&D boost. The campaign is this...I am selling a 4 hour tour to the neighborhoods with most violence and homicides . I now have an interactive map on where to go ! The tour "bus" is a bullet proof Retired CTA bus and it will take 2 tours a day. The first is fro 10:00 - 1400 then from 220-0200 and the cost is ONLY $75.00 for an isle seat and$100.00 for a window seat.

I know it's more expensive than a day pass at Brookfield zoo but it's worth it ! Plus sometimes the animals will interact with the "bus" and try and "Jack" the tourists when we stop. It's gonna be kinda fun watching them scratching their heads and sideways shooting at the tyres.

I came up with campaign watching the "live" Facebook shooting on the south side. Plus I figure why should the police have all the fun watching while getting paid. My only problem is coming up with a catchy name. I'm thinking something like "Chalkies Walkie's.
Have fun and stay FETAL !

4/03/2016 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better hurry up and make some more detectives Rahm. You don't have enough for the summer.

4/03/2016 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

paywall? you don't need no stinking paywall.

just google the title. sometimes get access to interactive maps.

4/03/2016 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a cost cutting measure.No need to pay yellow journalists to write a story when they can siphon CPD stats on their own maps. Simple technology.
Just as well, slum times is a tool of the administration just like trib, they promote the narrative / Dem agenda.

4/03/2016 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be down before july 4th.

4/03/2016 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Gran Torino said...

Ohhhh Goody map skills...look at the pretty Red flags...Hmmmm..where not to take field trips. Will safe zones be included? Or maybe we need more of those...

4/03/2016 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Chalkie2016 said...


It's simple, use Chrome as your browser.

Place the cursor on the link to the article and right click.

Click on "open link in incognito window". Another window will open with the article.


4/03/2016 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing how those brilliant graduates from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern are going to charge us for what we get free and UNCENSORED from: As Sneed, the Democrat Party flunky from the Sun-Times would say, "Me thinks" that at some point these red flags will not be used because to do so would tell the Ugly Truth which is that violence clusters in areas where the government{s} federal, state and local have placed the Most Resources and Tax Money. Uh, Oh; would that mean that almost seventy-fiveyears of Democrat Party Give Away is a Bad Idea? Would that make the Tribune "Racist"? Baby"G"

4/03/2016 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jackass has prettier maps. And more reliable data since the Bun Slimes only parrots the CPD's sanitized statistics.

4/03/2016 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck all Aldermen! Mayor 2 !

4/03/2016 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not dip it in blood the political structure has done this to police and let them hold the bloody paper the it would match the blood on their hands from all the murders and mayhem maybe Trump is correct we need massive change and police to go back 20 years to get respect and results liberal democratic elections have caused this!

4/03/2016 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chickenshit politically correct politicians are to scared to wave the White Flag, fearing it may offend and polarize a certain group.
Let them shoot each other, one day the thick skulled idiot aldermen will figure out and describe the real troublemaking bad guys and not some night-shift janitor at the FOP.
...and to the Chicago Teachers Union, Phuck you too.

4/03/2016 06:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No ! Red flags are aggressive and threatening. I need a safe space from them and don't deserve to be subjected to their hostile and data-driven information about the society around me. Facts and numbers are inherently racist and gender-normative. They must be shut down !

The Bleeding ❤

4/03/2016 07:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can defeat the Tribune paywall just by turning off JavaScript. Chrome lets you do it for specific sites. You won't see the pictures or the comments but you can read the entire articles.

4/03/2016 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This map is only when someone is confirmed to be hit. Shots were fired on my block Saturday night; shell casings all over the sidewalk. A call to 911 was made. Is this shooting on the map? Nope. Map does not tell the whole story of where bullets fly.

4/04/2016 08:44:00 AM  

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