Accuracy in Media

Buried Lede on Tentative Policing Post-Ferguson in ABC News’ Article on ‘Out of Control’ Chicago Violence

ABC News focused on the rise in gun violence in Chicago, which has strict gun control laws and thereby restricts law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves. However, buried in the article is a telling statement from the Chicago police superintendent: And an increase in the reluctance by law enforcement to engage in proactive, violence prevention policies. […]

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The Ferguson Effect? CBS News Noted Chicago Police Activity Declined as Murders Spiked

The ‘Ferguson effect’ is when police officers are fearful of viral videos and criticism from all corners of the general public and refrain from rushing into danger, generally speaking. Is this to blame for Chicago police’s decline in activity while violence rages almost out-of-control? The Chicago PD is under investigation by the Justice Department. And […]

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January 2017

1/6/2017 - Buried Lede on Tentative Policing Post-Ferguson in ABC News’ Article on ‘Out of Control’ Chicago Violence

December 2016

12/30/2016 - The Ferguson Effect? CBS News Noted Chicago Police Activity Declined as Murders Spiked

October 2016

10/19/2016 - VIDEO: Female Chicago Police Officer Didn’t Use Gun for Fear of Media Backlash

March 2016

3/28/2016 - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Picks Own Police Chief, Spurns Recommendations