Chicago’s gangs have changed | Modern Policing

This column summarizes conclusions from a recent conference on gangs and violence in Chicago. It reports that “The old hierarchical super-gangs, fighting citywide over control of drug trafficking, are largely gone. African-American gangs have fractured into different types of cliques and neighborhood peer groups, affiliated more with rappers than with the old gang chieftains.” Associated…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/04/23/chicagos-gangs-have-changed/

The Tragedy of Baltimore

This is a very fair article that discusses what has happened in Baltimore since the 2015 riots.

Sad.

MacGillis note how the riot is considered an uprising by some, the crime and homicide rates, $14 million cost to the State for the riot, the Ferguson Effect, police backing off enforcement, costs to families, changing and ineffective police leadership, under-policing the riots, Mosby being overzealous arresting the officers, the “pullback”, Crime increasing, 30% homicide closure rate, DOJ Report, DOJ Ignorance of local realities, political focus NOT on enforcing the law, city population near a 100 year low, new rules restricting police, community activism, Det. Sean Suiter, cops leaving the PD, officers overworked, Mayor Pugh ignoring the problem, still no police leadership, criminals EMBOLDENED, use of force reports, and the cry for equal protection.

One thing MacGillis forgot to note the infamous words of Mayor Rawlings-Blake:

The Tragedy of Baltimore
— Read on https://www.propublica.org/article/the-tragedy-of-baltimore

American flag graphic on police cars divides California town | WCIV

A police car. The word “Police” colored with the American Flag patter. Too Aggressive???

What about a American Flag decal? Too Aggressive?

This is crazy. Don’t entertain these nonsensical complaints.

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An American flag graphic on the side of freshly painted police cars is dividing a small coastal city in Southern California. Some people in Laguna Beach feel the flag design is too aggressive while others are astonished that anyone would object to the American flag, The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. The city council will decide at its Tuesday meeting whether to keep the logo or choose an alternative.
— Read on abcnews4.com/news/nation-world/american-flag-graphic-on-police-cars-divides-california-town