Chicago Officers Have A New Way To Police The Streets: On Foot

Not everyone, however, is applauding the not-so-groundbreaking technique.

In an effort to reduce crime on the streets of Chicago, the Chicago Police Department has expanded the use of foot patrols to 20 of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods. The surge of on-foot officers in Chicago first began in March. Twenty rookie officers were stationed in “impact zones” on the South and West Sides of the city, where reportedly

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The Dismantling Of Public Education, One Union, School And Student At A Time

As schools are shuttered, high-stakes testing is succeeding in re-entrenching the poor and people of color as a permanent underclass.

The Chicago Board of Education has approved a plan to carry out the largest mass school closing in U.S. history. Last Wednesday the board voted to close 50 public schools, most of them in Hispanic and Black neighborhoods. Together they account for close to 10 percent of Chicago’s elementary schools. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has pushed for the

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