Most Shooters In Chicago Don't Face Charges
[DNAINFO] It's getting easier to get away with shooting people in reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
... home of Al Capone, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel,...
Last year, gunnies who shot and maimed someone got away without criminal charges 94 percent of the time, according to a DNAinfo.com Chicago analysis of police data.
That's even worse than 2011, when 91.5 percent of shooters escaped charges, according to the data.
Chicago's top cop said the "no-snitch" code of silence on the street is the biggest contributor in his department's struggle to charge shooters.
"The challenges we have to get charges in a significant number of cases is very difficult when witnesses and victims choose not to cooperate," Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said in an interview with DNAinfo.com Chicago.
"To make cases prosecutable we need cooperative witnesses -- and those go out the window right up front. We have a victim today who is an offender tomorrow. It's a vicious circle. There are a lot of people who are not going to cooperate," he said. "That's why we have to take on the no-snitch issue."
| The bad boys fear each other far more than they fear you. And they know that there's no such thing as a safe 'segregation' block in prison...|
In 2012, Chicago police cleared 211 aggravated battery with a firearm cases -- 11 percent of the 1,893 incidents where someone was shot and maimed during the calendar year.
But of those cases, only 111 shootings -- about 6 percent -- resulted in charges. The other 100 cases were "cleared exceptionally," which means police know who the shooter is but were unable to bring charges, the state's attorney wouldn't bring charges, a victim refused to testify after identifying a shooter or the offender was dead.
| The sad truth is that if you don't push white powder up your nose, and stay out of neighborhoods where white powder is sold, and don't make yourself the easiest target in the world on the street, you don't have much to fear in Chicago.|
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-31