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April 21, 2014

Cooking the Books

Now no lie is "too big to tell:"The Truth About Chicago’s Crime Rates For the case of Tiara Groves is not an isolated one.
Chicago conducted a 12-month examination of the Chicago Police Department’s crime statistics going back several years, poring through public and internal police records and interviewing crime victims, criminologists, and police sources of various ranks. We identified 10 people, including Groves, who were beaten, burned, suffocated, or shot to death in 2013 and whose cases were reclassified as death investigations, downgraded to more minor crimes, or even closed as noncriminal incidents—all for illogical or, at best, unclear reasons.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 21, 2014 9:53 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

"astroturf" Axelrod lying and manipulating data? Inconceivable!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 21, 2014 2:25 PM

Toss in changing the race of the perps and shredding the crime reports of the lesser crimes works too.

Posted by: glenn at April 21, 2014 7:33 PM

So, why are we surprised?

"...in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation." Adolf Hitler

Posted by: chasmatic at April 21, 2014 7:45 PM

The mayor of Chicago needs a punch in the face.

Celebrate the first annual "Assholes Get a Punch in the Face Day". Go out and find an asshole, shouldn't be that hard, and give him/her what he/she has earned.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 22, 2014 7:47 AM

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