Wednesday, June 25, 2014

TONIGHT: MSNBC Digs Into Crime Stat Controversy

MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes reports tonight on "the controversy surrounding Chicago's plummeting crime stats," building on the extensive springtime reporting of Noah Isackson and David Bernstein in Chicago magazine.

Isackson and Bernstein's second installment focused heavily on developments here in our 19th district.

In a preview of tonight's report, Mayor Rahm Emanuel stammers his way through a seemingly simple question: How did Chicago's crime rate reportedly decline so steeply?

As we know, his answer about putting "more police on the street" is bogus. Our district alone has lost 25% of its manpower since Emanuel took office.

All In airs tonight at 7PM.
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18 comments:

  1. Let Rahm know how you feel about his refusal to hire cops and give us bike lanes instead. Boo him at the parade and vote him out in February.

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  2. Boo him and Boo Tunney.

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  3. Why do you hate bike lanes so much? Did someone roll over your toe with his bike when you were a kid? They are two completely separate issues.

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    1. How about PRIORITIES ?

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    2. Absolutely not different topics, money that could have gone into hiring police was used for bike lanes, which by the way have destroyed traffic flow have you seen the monstrosity on Broadway? Horrible...

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    3. If more folks rode their bikes their would be LESS traffic congestion.

      Everyone needs to take responsibility and make an effort to reduce their carbon footprint. Negating the effects of Climate Change is and needs to be a priority.

      I applaud all the bike riders including myself. lol

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  4. I have better things to do with my time than to watch some mayoral Jabberwocky Alice in wonderland political bullshit about what's happening here ain't real, on a bought and paid for propaganda TV channel that is afraid to call him out on his b.s. for fear of losing access to the 5th floor and the million dollar political campaign donation advertising fund that goes with it.

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  5. If/when there's a link to video of this on the MSNBC site, please post it. Thanks!!

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    1. The segments are now in the clips on this page, Kevin:

      http://www.msnbc.com/all

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  6. Just watched the show. Somewhat disappointed.

    CPD's and Rahm's snow jobs were fully expected, like they are implementing New York's tactics, like they have a clue what they are.

    If McCarthy came from Newark, NJ, that is NOT a good sign. That city is worse than ever.

    Not surprisingly, crime was equated to just homicides, as though you are still fine if you stay just out of the South and West Sides. That was true until 2010, not now. It was good that it mentioned how they cook the stats with Comstsat, that Rahmy eliminated 1,400 CPD positions, and that the city is flat broke, but nothing on their ridiculous expenditures with bikes, Beach WiFi, and parks.

    The various MSNBC personalities tend to rerun the topic among themselves. Perhaps, Rachel Maddow or Steve Kornacki (also gay) should be notified to focus on our area.

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  7. Former news reporter here. We always have to ask for the official response. Our mayor honed his P.R. skills in the White House where he coined that term "spin", meaning spinning the news in order to get favorable press coverage or to distract from unfavorable press coverage. Typical example of this spinning: when citizens complain about crime and then the police chief tells us its just a "perception" because crime is down according to his Compustat manipulated statistics. Compustat is just downgrading/not reporting crime, nothing but a gimmick.

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  8. MSNBC….what a perfect place for Rahmy and his puppet chief to share their fairy tale of utopia in Chicago.

    And at Pride this weekend they'll both be cheered by everyone in the community they allowed to be turned over to the thugs.

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    1. MSNBS is liberal, but Al Sharpon for one has absolutely no use for Rahm, and did hit job on him about a year ago about the school closures.

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  9. I'm wondering if the city could held liable if a tourist came to downtown Chicago and was mugged or assaulted and seriously injured. Emanuel and McDrunky, and the tourism office never warn tourists of the crime that takes place downtown. Maybe the tourism office should be required to put a waring on their brochures similar to the warnings on cigarette packages.

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  10. I really wish the MSNBC report took time to cover the Boystown/Lakeview/Wrigleyville areas as noted in Chicago Magazine instead of focussing so heavily on the south and west sides. Nationally, people still don't have a clue as to what is going on here.

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  11. It's never going to change as long as people are brain washed and are low information voters. Just look at the stupid sign Sidetrack put up bashing Bruce Rauner. What Rauner said as taken totally out of context but all the 20 something that do vote will believe Sidetrack's spin of what Rauner said. Chicago will never change because of the low information voters. Rauner is against gay marriage, crime is down. It's all spin and people are dumb enough to believe it.

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  12. It would be helpful if you posted the quote in question.
    From my recollection Mr. Rauner was pretty clear how he would have voted on our constitutional right to be married.

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    1. http://capitolfax.com/RaunerTeaPartyGayRights.mp3

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