Tuesday, May 11, 2010


A study of CeaseFire’s efforts in Chicago by the U.S. Department of Justice found substantial reductions in homicides, ranging from 41 percent to 73 percent, in nearly all of the neighborhoods in which CeaseFire was operating.
Click here for article.

This is the first time I've heard of a program that actually works. Murders reduced 41 to 73 percent? You would think politicians would be throwing money at it. But no. It can't find funding. It was actually cut at one point. What the hell is wrong with our political leaders? I guess it's not a program that offers many kickbacks. But you would think some smart poitcian would grab onto this and make it their own. Being the first to back something like this that actually works could launch a political career. Yeah I know. Good luck finding a smart politician in Illinois.

1 comment:

  1. I have a real hard time believing that one of these programs worked. The department has been manipulating the numbers for years; not classifying murders correctly, etc.