Only Two Suspects Have Been Charged After Chicago's 'Most Violent' Weekend in 2018

Nick Kangadis | August 27, 2018
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We are beginning to see a changing trend in the narrative about shootings that happen in Chicago. People have finally had enough of the constant unresolved violence in their city and are beginning to voice their complaints.

However, after Chicago recently saw its "most violent" weekend of 2018, it’s being reported that there hasn't been that many captures of the criminals responsible for the bloodshed.

Only two people from the deadly weekend that saw “at least” 75 people shot have had charges filed against them, one of them coming less than a week ago. The shootings took place over the August 3rd weekend.

According to the Chicago Tribune:

Scores of other victims or their family members still await justice. The damage done by Chicago police’s [CPD] failure to solve the cases ripples beyond those left bandaged, recovering in hospitals or grieving lost loved ones. Residents and crime experts alike say that consistently failing to hold those who commit violence accountable casts a shadow on the entire city.

The department’s record for solving homicides — known as the clearance rate — that occurred in the same year was about 17 percent in 2017, and the rate remains about that low so far in 2018. Shooting clearance rates have been even more dismal in the past, according to a study that found just 5 percent of shootings in 2016 were cleared.

One could ask the question of whether it’s completely the CPD’s fault that such few shooting cases have been solved or if it’s the people in charge of Chicago — like Mayor Rahm Emanuel — who have made local law enforcement’s job more difficult with their social justice regulations.

There should only be one kind of justice and it’s the type of justice that enforces the laws on the books. Obey the law and you should have nothing to worry about. If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.

That is, unless you’re a criminal in Chicago. Then you apparently have at least an 83 percent chance of getting away with murder.