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Chicago Alderman Anthony Napolitano explained.
A man, accused of a trio of weapons violations, remains the only person charged in connection with the carnage wrought three weeks ago in Chicago, when 75 people were shot — 12 fatally — in the city’s bloodiest weekend of the year.
Rick Franklin, 27, was arrested Aug. 4, and charged with three felony weapons charges, including aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. The violations were linked to Franklin thanks to the latest technology is controlled by the police and the civilian analysts, the Chicago Tribune reported.
After Franklin allegedly fired a gun near an intersection, the photos were detected by acoustic sensors in the area, and an alert was quickly sent to the monitoring station more than a mile away. Police than the direct use of surveillance cameras at the intersection to the detection of a blue Ford Focus seen on the flight from the scene, officials said.
Rick Franklin is the only person so far charged following Chicago’s most violent weekend this year, which saw 75 people were killed
(Chicago Police Department)
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But Franklin is the only suspected shooter charged after a weekend so violent it prompted Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to deploy an additional 600 officers to patrol the streets.
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The police of Chicago’s clearance rate for solving homicides was approximately 17 per cent in 2017 and is on pace for similar numbers this year, according to the Tribune.
“Other cities are a lot better than us,” said Brendan Deenihan, deputy chief in the detective division. “And we have to take responsibility for our low clearance and I understand that. And we will do it.”
He added: “But every study that I’ve read, the most difficult cases to resolve are on the outside of violence with a gun, gang involvement. And, unfortunately, in the city of Chicago is the large number of shootings.”
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Meanwhile, a 25-year-old man was killed early Thursday morning when another vehicle pulled to him at a red light and fired multiple shots, striking the man in the head, shoulder, arm, and thigh. The victim drove away, but crashed his vehicle against a tree. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, FOX32 Chicago reported.
Emanuel is under increasing pressure to take action or to resign if the crime problems on the mountain.
Last week, he drew criticism for blaming a lack of “moral structure” in the predominantly black and Latino neighborhoods for the crime spree.
“This might not be politically correct,” he said, “but I know that the power of faith and family can do….Our children need structure…I ask…that we also don’t shy away from a full discussion about the importance of family and faith to help develop and promote character, self-respect, a value system and a moral compass that allows children to know good from evil, and between good and evil.”
The police of Chicago’s clearance rate for solving homicides was approximately 17 per cent in 2017 and is on track for similar figures this year, according to the Tribune
Chicago’s chief of police, Supt. Eddie Johnson this week, is it the fault of the violence epidemic on judges and prosecutors who refuse to jail repeat offenders.
Johnson said that his department only do so much,” noting “it is not to be a rocket scientist to figure out why recordings remain a problem in Chicago.”
He continued: “If people don’t give us the information we need, and our judicial partners are not liable, you would stop if that is what you wanted to do? You know, it’s ridiculous.”
Chicago residents on the Friday morning preparing for what would be another violent weekend. Last weekend was the second bloodiest of the year, with 58 people shot and seven killed.
Chris Irvine is Senior News Editor at Fox News. His Twitter @chrisirvine86