Posts tagged "public safety"

Do criminal record "look back" periods in subsidized housing keep people safe or keep people out?

Do criminal record "look back" periods in subsidized housing keep people safe or keep people out?
What were you doing 200 years ago? Did you have a rap sheet 99 years ago? How about 40? For many of us, those are silly questions. Even at 50, if you look back 40 years, your life as a 10 year-old was probably filled with sleepovers and bike rides, not criminal activity? But it’s... Read more »

Alderman calls for additional 1,000 cops for Chicago

Chicago needs to hire 1,000 more police officers immediately to keep the city safe, said a Near South Side alderman. A two-year cutback on hiring has left the city 2,230 officers short of authorized manpower every day. The mass hiring would cost Chicago an extra $70 million at a time when the city’s budget shortfall... Read more »