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The liberal war on cops escalates.

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Updated May 8, 2017 6:59 p.m. ET
CHICAGO—This city’s police officers have been warned of the increasing use by gang members of rifles able to pierce police body armor, after a spate of shootings with assault-style weapons.

On Sunday, two men armed with assault-style rifles shot 10 people, police said. The victims, two of whom died, were attending a memorial for a person shot and killed that day in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the southwest side.
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Chicago minin' big data in search of answers to gun crime surge...

Chicago goes high-tech in search of answers to gun crime surge
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 : New Minority Report-style "nerve centres" combine data and predictive policing after massive increase in homicides.
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In a cramped office in a police station in Chicago's 11th district, the sound of gunfire is a little computerised ping that rings out a few times a day. Somewhere in the district a microphone has picked up the percussive sound of a bullet and sent a signal, via California, to the station, which is where Kim Smith hears about it. Ms Smith, a data analyst from the University of Chicago, works at one of the city's new Strategic Decision Support Centres, where data, technology, and old-fashioned police work are being combined in an effort to control a sudden surge in gun violence.


Analysts and officers track live crime data in Chicago's 11th police district

Seconds after a ping, a large flatscreen monitor displays a Google map of the gunshot location. Another connects to surveillance cameras activated by the shot, sometimes fast enough to see a gunman fleeing, and usually two or three minutes before the first 911 call comes in. Sometimes someone happens to open fire while a live feed is rolling in the room. "I've seen a lot of shootings actually happen on screen in front of me," said Ms Smith, who was new to the world of law enforcement when she joined the project. "The first time I was really shocked. You hear stories about people going out in the middle of the day in broad daylight, just walking the dog, and someone starts firing off rounds, but then to actually see it…"


Crosses for murder victims sit in an empty lot in Chicago's Englewood district

The strategic centres were established in February after more than 4,000 shootings and 762 homicides in 2016 - a massive 59% increase on the previous year and more murders than New York and LA combined. President Trump threatened in January to "send in the Feds" if the city didn't fix "the horrible carnage". Taking blueprints from similar operations in LA and New York, Chicago PD set up two centres in the city's two most violent districts - Englewood and Harrison, which account for 5% of the city's population but nearly a third of all shootings last year. Eventually there will be six across the city, with initial set-up costs of about a million dollars each.



Chicago PD borrowed civilian data analysts - including Ms Smith - from the University of Chicago in an attempt to make better use of existing technologies like the Shotspotter microphones and more sense of the crime data routinely collected by the department. The new cutting edge of anti-gun policing in Chicago had a modest start. The Englewood district centre set up shop in a disused line-up room, the partition wall and one-way glass knocked through to make more room. The first strategic meeting of the Harrison district centre was lit by a single lamp in a bare office.

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This city’s police officers have been warned of the increasing use by gang members of rifles able to pierce police body armor, after a spate of shootings with assault-style weapons. --from Jezebel's link above

OOOOH. Maybe the city of Chicago should make it a law that the bad guys cannot have rifles.
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More Chicago people dying from gunshot wounds...

More people dying from gunshot wounds as Chicago marks 400 homicides
28 July,`17 - Four years ago, Chicago didn't record 400 homicides until just before Thanksgiving Day. The city has already passed that mark this year. Chicago is on pace to have a deadlier year than 2016, when gun violence reached levels not seen in 20 years, according to data kept by the Tribune. While fewer people have been shot this year, more of them are dying from their wounds.
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An analysis of Tribune data shows the percentage of fatal shootings is running about 1.3 percent higher than last year. The percentage had been declining in recent years but started to rise last year. In 2013, about 15.5 percent of those shot in Chicago died. That percentage dropped to around 14 percent the next two years, but rose in 2016 to 15.2 percent, according to Tribune data. So far this year, 16.5 percent of the 2,150 people shot have died.


The mother of Kennatay Leavell kneels over his body at the scene of a fatal shooting in the 500 block of West Iowa Street on July 28, 2017, in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood. Leavell was shot multiple times in the face and pronounced dead at the scene, and a 34-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Combined with other cases, such as strangulations and stabbings, the number of homicides reached 400 on Thursday, two days earlier than last year. With half the summer to go, Chicago is on course to top 700 homicides for a second consecutive year, a mark that had otherwise not been reached in two decades. It's not clear what might be driving the increase in homicides, which are often linked to gang conflicts and are concentrated on the West and South sides.


Willie Ross leans over the body of his son Kennatay Leavell at the scene of a fatal shooting in the 500 block of West Iowa Street on July 28, 2017, in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood. Leavell was shot multiple times in the face and pronounced dead at the scene, and a 34-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Experts have cited everything from the proliferation of guns in the city to the opioid epidemic that could be intensifying disputes among heroin dealers. For the first six months of 2017, more than 90 percent of Chicago homicide2 victims were slain by gunfire, according to Police Department records. But in New York City, only about 49 percent of homicide victims were the victims of gun violence. According to a study released in January by the University of Chicago, 72 percent of Los Angeles' homicides in 2016 were with a gun.


Chicago police officers detain an emotional woman who crossed crime scene tape at the scene of a fatal shooting in the 500 block of West Iowa Street on July 28, 2017, in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood. Kennatay Leavell, 31, was shot multiple times in the face and pronounced dead at the scene, and a 34-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Chicago had 50 more homicides than New York and Los Angeles combined through mid-June, even though it is far less populous than both. Earlier this year, Chicago police highlighted the link between drugs and violence earlier this year with maps displaying how the locations of shootings and drug overdoses overlapped. The maps showed a high concentration of shootings and overdoses happening on the West Side near the Eisenhower Expressway, dubbed the "Heroin Highway" because of the easy access it provides for drug-buying suburbanites.

More people dying from gunshot wounds as Chicago marks 400 homicides - Chicago Tribune
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Chicago Officer Shot While Responding to Call
July 24, 2017 - A Chicago police officer was shot in the leg about 1:30 p.m. while she was responding to a call of an armed robbery at a cellphone store near 43rd Street and Ashland Avenue.
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One person was shot dead and at least nine other people, including a Chicago police officer, were wounded in separate attacks within an 11-hour period Friday. The fatal shooting happened about 10:20 p.m. Friday in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 8800 block of South Eggleston Avenue and found a man who had been shot in the buttocks and on the side of the body, police said. He was pronounced dead at 10:35 p.m.

On Saturday the medical examiner's office released information identifying him as Brendon Frazier, 23, of the same block on South Eggleston as where he was killed. The rain poured down as officers searched for evidence on a block lined with manicured lawns and brick homes. In the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a Chicago police officer was shot in the leg about 1:30 p.m. while she was responding to a call of an armed robbery at a cellphone store near 43rd Street and Ashland Avenue, according to officials.


Police work the scene where a 23-year-old man was shot in the head on the 7500 block of South Ridgeland Avenue in Chicago on Friday, July 21, 2017.

Witnesses pointed out the direction where suspects fled. When officers got out of the car, one or more of the suspects opened fire, prompting police to shoot back, Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. The officer was in good condition at Stroger Hospital. Police arrested one person of interest in the case, and they were interviewing another person. In Logan Square, one man was shot and another man was stabbed during an attack about 8:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of West North Avenue, according to police.

The men were standing on the sidewalk when four men approached. Someone in the group opened fire, striking a 30-year-old man in the back and in the leg. A 19-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen during the attack. Both men were taken to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.

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