WILL BE ASKED TO HELP...meaning City of Chicago will funnel money to this gang ridden organization to pay off the gangs to cool down the shootings for a while... to make the politicians look good...
Following a bloody Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Tuesday defended his efforts to stop retaliatory shootings — and said the Chicago Police Department will enlist CeaseFire Illinois for the first time to help.
Ten people were shot to death over the weekend and the city’s 2012 homicide tally reached 200 on Sunday, a nearly 50 percent increase over the same period of 2011.
Experts have several theories for the spike — from this year’s record-breaking warmth, to the splintering of Chicago’s street gangs thanks to the prosecutions of their leaders to lax gun possession enforcement.
But whatever the cause, law enforcement can’t slow the violence alone, said Arthur Lurigio, a criminologist at Loyola University.
“The real story is that cops play a limited role in homicide reduction,” Lurigio said. “Do they play some role? Of course. ... But the police can do only a little to affect crime rates — and even less to affect homicide rates — unless they coordinate with institutions in the community to mediate the violence.”
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