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Basically that’s what is going down there now:

Under the new policy, dispatchers will route 911 calls reporting non-criminal complaints or crimes in which no one is in imminent danger, such as some car thefts and simple assaults, to desk officers who will fill out police reports by phone. The new policy prohibits callers from insisting an officer be sent to the scene, as was allowed before.

Full Story – Wall Street Journal

Gun-Control-ChicagoHmmmm Chicago, a place where “gun control” thrives, yet this is all being done in the name of keeping homicides down.  Oh the irony!  Maybe if they empowered non-criminals that live there, as many resources wouldn’t have to be wasted.  I rather more clean-up crew jobs be created to hose criminal blood off walkways and pick up the bodies.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Brandon

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400 murders so far in 2012, and naturally they want Twitter users advice:

The City of Chicago is asking residents with ideas on how to get illegal guns off the streets to share their thoughts — in 140 characters or fewer on Twitter.

The best submitted ideas will be debated at an Oct. 11 panel discussion during Chicago Ideas Week.

Participants may submit their ideas by using the hashtag #WhatIfChicago.

With a quick twitter search for the hashtag I was glad to see a lot of people not trying to blame the guns.  The twitter account @WhatIfChicago has been engaging some of the tweeters lately too.

This is obviously a social media marketing campaign for the upcoming Chicago Ideas Week (Starting Monday October 8th).  I hope the “best” ideas they pick to debate are not ones that will end up screwing over non-criminal gun owners in Chicago over.

Thoughts?  If you make a good pro-gun tweet using the hashtag, let me know in the comments!

Hat tip: Sean

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According to the Journal Pediatrics, children in the most rural areas of the United States are as likely to die by gunfire as those in the biggest cities, a new analysis of nearly 24,000 deaths finds.

The researchers analyzed data on nearly 24,000 gun-related deaths among those 19 and younger from 1999 through 2006. That included about 15,000 homicides, about 7,000 suicides and about 1,400 accidental shootings for the eight-year period.

Full Story – HERE

One problem:

Last time I checked, a person is no longer considered a youth when they turn 18… so why are they including 18 and 19 year olds in the statistics?

Fix your stats Journal Pediatrics, then get back to us.

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Chicago’s rising homicide rate spiked on Tuesday with a murder-suicide that left three people dead and three more bodies found in a car.  Police Supt. Jody Weis knows that he will ultimately find himself on the hotseat for the surge. But, he’s got a new defense.   He’s creating a new category of “indoor” homicides — and downplaying what police can do about them…“Those homicides that are outdoors — the ones that I do believe we have a good possibility of preventing — we’re around 98 homicides for Chicago outdoors. That’s as low as it’s ever been, except for 2007, when I believe we had 97 homicides outdoors as of this date,” he said.

Full Story – HERE

Interesting way to deflate the numbers. I wonder how he can even pitch that with a straight face?

As you can see, I’m in a photoshop mood tonight.

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