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 - Former Chicago Officer Told ’60 Minutes’ that Cops are Stepping Back after Viral Videos

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

November 2016

11/5/2016 - Liberal Media Ignores Grim Chicago Murder Statistics, Could Be the Worst Since 2003

October 2016

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

September 2016

9/2/2016 - ABC News Glances over Strict Gun Laws in Chicago as August Homicide Rate was Highest in 20 Years

March 2016

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

3/16/2016 - Chicago Activists Upset at Hillary Clinton’s Support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel

December 2015

12/30/2015 - Former Chicago Police Officer in Laquan McDonald Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

12/30/2015 - Rahm Emanuel should Resign, says Al Sharpton

12/28/2015 - Chicago Police Under Fire Again after Officer-Involved Shooting

12/11/2015 - Chicago Protest Leader wants to Defund Chicago’s Police Department