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  • Chicago violence and the spiritual bankruptcy of America

    Chicago violence and the spiritual bankruptcy of America
    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The victims were among 82 people shot between Thursday afternoon and early Monday."
  • Baltimore Police look to Chicago for crime-fighting insight

    Baltimore Police look to Chicago for crime-fighting insight
    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....

    Correlation between weather and homicide rates unclear

    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....

    Star criminologist hopes to make difference in return to Baltimore

    Star criminologist hopes to make difference in return to Baltimore
    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....

    Vanished email archive a mixed blessing

    Vanished email archive a mixed blessing
    It was a bittersweet moment when I went looking for my email archives prior to August 2005, and discovered they were gone. I logged into AOL, clicked on the "saved mail" tab and a message popped up on the screen. "This folder is empty," it read. All...