Sunday, February 22, 2015

AGAINST ALL ODDS: Missing Emanuel Robbery "Fixed"; City Says Data Issue Affected .004015070129% Of Crimes

Two days after CWB revealed that the robbery of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s own son did not appear on the city’s lauded crime statistics “transparency” site, the city “fixed” it.

In a lonely Tweet Friday afternoon, Chicago Chief Data Officer Tom Schenk Jr wrote “We ID’d the issue and fixed it. It’s now online with about 115 omitted in the past 8 years.”

As Scooby-Doo would say: "WWWWahhhuuuuuh?”

The Emanuel report is affected by a 1-in-25,0000 long shot and the explanation is "fixed it!"?

That’s it? For now, yes. There is no information about the “fix” on the Chicago Data Portal blog that is supposed to provide “updates on...  occasional issue[s] with specific datasets.”

And Schenk has not responded to a Tweet in which we invited him to contact us via email.

But, Schenk is reportedly scheduled to appear Tuesday evening at “Open Gov Hack Night” to offer more information.

We’re going to send a cub reporter, armed with Javascript For Dummies and a bottle of Fireball. Stay tuned.
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  1. And daddy will be rewarded this week with a landslide victory over the other clowns running against him.

    The people in this city/state are just plain stupid to keep voting in these failed loonies. I don't believe I've seen one commercial or ad with anyone competing against Tunney, so he'll also win quite easily. At least the moron Cappleman has an opponent that is actually fighting to win the election - hopefully she'll win.

  2. Was just reading through the past few issues of the Windy City Times. Hard to believe how far up they have their noses in the asses of Rahm, Tunney and Cappleman. They all get a rating in the "A" category and are given a puff platform to spew their falsehoods. Tunney proclaims how this is a very safe district. I guess crime doesn't impact gay people or the way they should vote, it's only about the right to marry.

  3. Thanks Tom Schenk Jr. We all feel much safer now. Signed, Frank. The moron.

  4. Tell your reporter to bring Rahm a copy of "Police Deployment For Dummies" too.

  5. Amazing the coincidence of the fix. They thought no one would notice so it disappeared, when you all did, it's magically been fixed.

    Regarding this and other elections, as long as the system makes it so only those with big bucks have a chance of winning, things will never be any different. Sad this pompous jerk will again be mayor. More taxes and less in return, no wonder people move out of state.