Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said a bloody holiday weekend that saw at least eight people shot and killed and dozens others wounded “doesn’t wipe out” reductions in violent crime in the past two years.
Since Friday evening, at least eight people were shot and killed in Chicago, and at least 44 others were wounded, police said.
“This doesn’t wipe out what has happened over the last two years, and
this is a conversation that we’ve had time and time again,” Police Supt.
Garry McCarthy said Monday morning. “There’s no magic formula here. We
have a plan, we have a strategy, and it’s hard work. That’s what it is. …
It’s a day-by-day, minute-by-minute grind, and we’re into busy season.
That’s what it is.”
Problem is, some of what's been happening the last couple of years isn't real helpful to that.
But back to Tiara Groves. With the stroke of a computer key, she was airbrushed out of Chicago’s homicide statistics.
The change stunned officers. Current and former veteran detectives who reviewed the Groves case at Chicago’s
request were just as incredulous. Says a retired high-level detective,
“How can you be tied to a chair and gagged, with no clothes on, and
that’s a [noncriminal] death investigation?” (He, like most of the
nearly 40 police sources interviewed for this story, declined to be
identified by name, citing fears of disciplinary action or other
Was it just a coincidence, some wondered, that the reclassification
occurred less than two weeks before the end of the year, when the city
of Chicago’s final homicide numbers for 2013 would be tallied? “They
essentially wiped away one of the murders in the city, which is crazy,”
says a police insider. “But that’s the kind of shit that’s going on.”
If you're interested in what all goes on in Chicago, can I suggest Second City Cop?
Now, how long will it take for Mayor and CoP to blame it on 'lax gun laws'?