No Consequence – Chicago: Only 8% of non-lethal shooters were “charged” in 2011. Only 6% in 2012.

If you shoot someone in Dear Leader’s hometown, Chicago, you have better than 10 to 1 odds you’ll get away with it.    Only 8% of non-lethal shooters were “charged” in 2011. Only 6% in 2012.   And a much smaller percentage ever reach a conviction.

Shooting Without Consequence

ChicagoCHICAGO – It’s getting easier to get away with shooting people in Chicago.

Last year, gunmen who shot and wounded someone got away without criminal  charges 94 percent of the time, according to a Chicago analysis of  police data.

That’s even worse than 2011, when 91.5 percent of shooters escaped charges,  according to the data.  Chicago’s top cop said the “no-snitch” code of silence on the street is the  biggest contributor in his department’s struggle to charge shooters.

“The challenges we have to get charges in a significant number of cases is  very difficult when witnesses and victims choose not to cooperate,” Chicago  Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said in an interview with Chicago.

“To make cases prosecutable we need cooperative witnesses — and those go out  the window right up front. We have a victim today who is an offender tomorrow.  It’s a vicious circle. There are a lot of people who are not going to  cooperate,” he said. “That’s why we have to take on the no-snitch issue.”

In 2012, Chicago police cleared 211 aggravated battery with a firearm cases — 11 percent of the 1,893 incidents where someone was shot and wounded during the  calendar year.

But of those cases, only 111 shootings — about 6 percent — resulted in  charges. The other 100 cases were “cleared exceptionally,” which means police  know who the shooter is but were unable to bring charges, the state’s attorney  wouldn’t bring charges, a victim refused to testify after identifying a shooter  or the offender was dead.

Detectives in 2012 were able to clear 144 cases that happened before 2012.  But even when you factor in those cases, Chicago’s total clearance rate — 18.8  percent — is nearly half the national average cited in the most recent FBI  report on clearance rates.

In 2010, eight police departments in cities with more than 1 million  residents cleared 35.5 percent of nonfatal shootings with an arrest, the FBI  report shows.   (continue reading)

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14 Responses to No Consequence – Chicago: Only 8% of non-lethal shooters were “charged” in 2011. Only 6% in 2012.

  1. jordan2222 says:

    Shots.. crickets.. more shots fired.. crickets


    • canadacan says:

      The North Georgia judicial system is so draconian that these shooters would be doing 20 years in the Georgia Penitentiary system which is already over crowded. this is the Bible Belt fire and brimstone baby.


  2. akathesob says:

    Absolute insanity.


  3. Sharon says:

    Jesse Jackson is suddenly aware of the high crime rate in Chicago, and he wants the Department of Homeland Security to patrol the city’s streets in the name of keeping people safe. What does he think they’re going to do, pat down all of the bad guys?


    • czarowniczy says:

      I think that when the program went off the air the writers for Amos & Andy started writing for JJ. ‘Bout the only thing that could explain his really disconnected ramblings.


  4. Knuckledraggingwino says:

    It isn’t much better for fatal shootings or murders in general.

    A quick perusal of the FBI-SHRs for 2011 reveals that 2/3s of all homicides inChicago remain unsolved.

    If you wont have to do the time, why notdothe crime?

    The police have declared open season on citizens.


    • michellc says:

      Part of that is they don’t tell on their people.

      I’ll never be able to get over awhile back in Tulsa, OK, north Tulsa which is predominately black and a person was shot in line at a chicken place. They were running a special that night and the line was huge. He was shot and they stepped over and on his body to move up in line. I believe it was finally a cousin who called the police, then they went ballistic on the cops because they were going to miss their chicken. Nobody saw nothing, heard nothing, knew nothing, they were just trying to get their chicken and the cops were keeping them from their cheap chicken.


  5. John Denney says:

    But woe betide any innocent citizen who arms himself for protection. :-/


  6. czarowniczy says:

    Provided you could pry the information out of the respective judicial systems, I think it would be very enlightening to compare the arrest and conviction rates for violent black criminals in cities with large black populations. As I’ve said before, the catch-and-release rates for New Orleans is scary, we have black defendants charged with violent gun crimes being released on light bail if they are even charged. The news is rife with stories of black criminals with long records of felony and misdemeanor arrests, arrests that in many cases have yielded no prosecution or have ended with the defendant receiving probation of a very light sentence. Looks like it ain’t jes here, seems to be happening elsewhere too. Wonder if the current liberal whining campaign about black criminals receiving disproportionate sentencing relative to their white counterparts has caused some leftist criminal judges’ hearts to start bleeding?


    • Knuckledraggingwino says:

      You do not have to pry the information from the respective jurisdictions regarding clearance rates. It is all available in the FBI’s Suplementary Homicide Reports which can be obtained by Emailing the FBI at this Email address here:

      The SHRs list every homicide in the country individually, including data onto victim victims, the weapon used and offender or offenders if known. The unsolved homicides are obvious because there is no data on the offenders.

      I suggest that everyone who is interested email them to request an emailed file of all or part of the Supplementary Homicide Reports database. Please ignore the FBI’s admonition against using the data on clearance rates to compare particular jurisdictions to each other or the national average because there IS an irrefutable correlation between low homicide clearance rates and high homicide rates. Write letters to the editor of your local paper commenting n how competent or incompetent your local police are.


  7. lovemygirl says:

    Chicago itself is a wonderful city. What used to be confined South and West are now spreading to formerly “safe” areas.
    The inner city “No Snitch” rules are partly to blame but it is more the culture itself, those that automatically would make Trayvon into a martyr.


    • elvischupacabra says:

      “Chicago itself is a wonderful city.”

      Ah, no. It’s not. It’s a corrupt, nasty, broke sewer of a place. Any city that knows it’s corrupt, yet does nothing, is not a wonderful city.


      • boricuafudd says:

        That’s harsh Elvis, even if it had a ring of truth to it. I grew up in NY and share Lovemygirl feelings towards the place. It took me leaving to notice how bad, segregated not only into different races, but ethnicities, and of course financially the city was. I still harbor warm feelings towards NY, but my eyes are clearer now. Some say the grass is always greener from the other side, and sometimes it is, it’s just we don’t see it.


  8. elvischupacabra says:

    ….and we need MORE gun laws?

    No. Enforce the ones we have.

    Ditto illegal immigration.


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