Newshour: Chicago Crime Drop

Brief news segment about the various ways Chicago has been successfully battling crime rates. Profiles of CPD Target Response Units, police cameras, Cease Fire, and Project Safe Neighborhoods.

0:11Copy video clip URL Opens with footage of a police inspection. Elizabeth Brackett briefly explains what targeted response units are and their effect on the murder rate in Chicago. Commander Caluris talks about how target response units are dispatched.

1:24Copy video clip URL Discusses placement of police cameras. Sergeant Hoffman talks about what events cameras are able to detect, including gunshots and drug deals. Commander Jackson comments on the police cameras’ ability to move crime.

2:44Copy video clip URL Crackdown on gun trafficking. Sergeant Hamilton shares how he finds compartments in vehicles that may hold large stashes of guns. A police video shows one of Hamilton’s busts.

4:17Copy video clip URL Effect of non-profit community organizations on crime. Brief profile of Cease Fire, a community group that goes into high-risk areas and tries to lower rates of violence. The director, Gary Slutkin, speaks about the goals of Cease Fire.

6:02Copy video clip URL Project Safe Neighborhoods. Created in response to the rising number of gang members appearing back on the streets after being released from prison. Shows a commercial for the project and talks about policies for parolees. David Hoffman is interviewed about how the project gets its message across. Virginia Kendall talks about the program’s success.

8:38Copy video clip URL Closing remarks on the positive effects of uniting against crime.



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