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SpotCrime Weekly Reads

Chicago's awful start to 2017,  2016 police and civilian deaths, shootings, body-cam dilemmas, and your dumb criminal of the week. POLICE CONDUCT 2016 Preliminary End-of-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report ( 1,085 People Killed by Police in the US in 2016 (The Guardian) Why Some Problem Cops Don’t Lose Their Badges (Wall Street Journal) Changing the “Culture of Policing”—One Recruit at a Time (TCR) NYPD Changes Policy, Will Allow Officers to Wear Turbans (CNN) NOPD improved response times in 2016, but effects of depleted force still widely felt (TheAdvocate) Trump tweets Chicago might need federal help on violence (Chicago Tribune) How to stop guns, gangs and poverty? Chicago seeks solutions after violent 2016 (Chicago Tribune) CRIME RATE Chicago: 4 in custody after mentally disabled man tied up, tortured on Facebook Live  (Fox32) 2016 ends with 762 homicides; 2017 opens with fatal Uptown gunfight in Chicago (Chicag

Live (or dead) from the 504

New Orleans is the location of numerous Mardi Gras celebrations, the French Quarter and Bourbon Street ; ground zero to the hurricane Katrina destruction, the Ninth Ward, and the recent BP oil spill ; home to beignets , numerous spicy and delicious creole recipes , spontaneous street bands, rap superstar Lil Wayne and 2009 Super Bowl Champs New Orleans Saints ( WHO DAT!? )--the list could go on--and the city is now the newest updated map on SpotCrime ! Checking out the SpotCrime NOLA map and local WWL-TV , you'll find that this city is home to their fair share of violence as well. On the main c rime page of WWL-TV , deaths by shootings are included in numerous headlines. It may be settling to read that New Orleans crimes reported to the police department since 2009 have fallen 9% however, it's even more unsettling to learn that the murder rate is at a standstill. At least its not on the rise, but when compared to other US cities across the FBI UCR , New Orleans ranks #1