Tag Archives: Crime

A war zone called Chicago

When was the last time British news programmes ran anything substantial about the epidemic of violence in the Windy City? The stats are abysmal: In the first five months of 2016, someone was shot every two and a half hours … Continue reading

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A murder victim or murderer who didn’t speak much to the neighbours on either side of him is someone who always “kept himself to himself”. This is essentially shorthand for “I couldn’t find out a damn thing about him.” It … Continue reading

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Crime, policing and the African-American “silent majority”

Maybe the issue is more complicated than some commentators like to think…  A brave and thoughtful piece of analysis from Kelefa Sanneh in The New Yorker. Definitely worth reading in full.

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