Is there a difference between "police leadership" and "political hacks?" CPD boasts of exceptional performance in June, which was among the bloodiest in the department's history | CWB Chicago
First up: When CPD released its “crime is down” email on July 1 of last year, it said there were 89 murders during June 2020, not the 98 they’re claiming today. That’s because some shooting victims have the audacity to not die in the same month they are gravely wounded. Nine of last June’s murder victims perished after CPD fired off its monthly “crime is down” press release at — we’re not making this up — 12:02 a.m. on July 1, 2020.
The same thing will happen this year. June’s tally of 78 murders will increase. For now, though, CPD enjoys the luxury of comparing maximized 2020 murder numbers to minimized 2021 stats.
As HeyJackass! noted in June Wrap-up, there were 82 people killed, 415 wounded in Chicago in the month of June. And, as noted that number of peole killed will likely go up.
CPD "leadership" was happy to compare those numbers with 2020. But what did previous years look like? Again, from the HeyJackass! link...
June 2015: 51 killed, 244 wounded
June 2014: 39 killed, 248 wounded
Things are not better than they were in The Windy City.