| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:08 PM
As temperatures dipped in February and March, Baltimore's homicide count dropped, as well, prompting many on social media to wonder if there's a correlation. Arguments on both sides can be bolstered by just looking at the first three months of 2014....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and other top members of the agency have visited counterparts in Chicago to observe their crime-fighting strategy, the latest in a series of efforts to adopt law enforcement practices around the country....
| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:26 PM
In the late 1990s, David M. Kennedy came to Baltimore riding high in criminology circles, eager to prove his unorthodox approach — which had reduced gun violence in Boston and Minneapolis — could work in one of America's most dangerous cities....
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:41 AM
A headline in Monday's paper: "32 hurt, 4 killed in 36 hours."
There is great, untold sorrow behind those numbers, 32-4-36, but we have become almost desensitized to much of the gun violence we read about in newspapers and see on television. We see...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 10:00 PM
It seems like only yesterday that Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy was praising the police for the drop in shootings instead of attributing it to our horrible winter.
Now that the we've had a "heat wave," the number of shootings has shot...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:47 PM
In his first visit to Chicago since becoming director of the FBI, James Comey said today he is “painfully aware” of the city’s seemingly intractable gun violence and plans to direct more federal resources at the problem.
Comey, who was...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:47 PM
One hundred per week.
That's the average number of illegally possessed guns the Chicago Police Department has seized from alleged criminals each week this year, according to a department announcement Monday.
CPD has seized more than 1,500 firearms...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 8:04 PM
At least 36 people were shot in Chicago, four of them fatally, in as many hours over the weekend, with more than half of the shootings occurring over a half-day period stretching into early Sunday.
Officers responded to at least 27 incidents, starting...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:10 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday ruled out creating a city income tax as a way to shore up the city’s municipal and laborers’ retirement funds while describing the $250 million property tax increase he wants to pay for the pension changes as...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:16 AM
If you browsed one of the city's crime lists online Friday morning, you would think Chicago was in the middle of a record breaking year with only 11 homicides in 2014.
Chicago Police said Friday they are experiencing a "temporary technology glitch" that...
| Apr 10, 2014
Chicago's murder problem can be seen from different angles.
One is from outside a desolate West Side warehouse, a place where junkies trot off to get high, where I happened to meet the mother of a victim.
Alice Groves walked gingerly among the garbage...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:01 PM
The 13-year-old boy had been singled out last month for hitting a Chicago police officer with a snowball about a block from his West Side elementary school.
“I thought he was going to drive me around the corner and say, ‘Don’t do it...