Criminal Justice

Marlon Chamberlain

Marlon Chamberlain

“If someone comes out of the system and says, ‘I want to go back to school’ or ‘I want to go and do this,’ if you continue to tell that person ‘no,’ it’s almost like you’re forcing them to go back to what they know.”

The Policy Shop: Brandon Johnson’s public safety shell game

The Policy Shop: Brandon Johnson’s public safety shell game

This edition of The Policy Shop is by writer Patrick Andriesen. Here’s a thought: Violent crimes are surging in Chicago and sending businesses packing, so let’s cut the number of cops on the street. That’s some brilliant, progressive thinking, right? Two Illinois Policy Institute reports this week highlighted Chicago’s crime problems, problems 66% of voters...

Vallas: Fewer cops is how mayor plans to make Chicago safer?

Vallas: Fewer cops is how mayor plans to make Chicago safer?

The Johnson administration is playing a shell game on public safety. They’re likely hiring civilians for administrative positions to free up officers at local police districts, yet they’re eliminating more than double the amount of police positions currently vacant.

By Paul Vallas