Monthly Archives: April 2014

To Blunt Rise in Summer Violence, Chicago Commits to Greater Police Presence, Interagency Cooperation

Hundreds of additional police officers will patrol high-crime areas in Chicago this summer, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced Wednesday. The new Summer Surge program will partner CPD with the Chicago Park District, Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Transit Authority to reduce crime during the summer, when violence normally increases. Agency officials plan

Poet Releases Anti-Violence Short to Intercept Gun Glorification

Premiering Tuesday, Mouse Trap is an independent, anti-gun violence poetry short film directed by Cliff Notez and written and performed by poet and performing artist Shane Romero. Inspired by the rhymes of a 14-year-old Chicago rapper named Li’l Mouse, the film focuses on the South Side of Chicago and Brooklyn and was released online at 5