http://www.chicagotribune.com/templates/misc/printstory.jsp?slug=chi-0308240369aug24 With a strategy used successfully in New York, Detroit law-enforcement authorities recorded a decline in the murder rate for the first half of the year, the Chicago Tribune reports. That's a rare bit of good news not only for residents but in a Police Department racked by scandal and accusations of cronyism. Police are cracking down on lower-level crimes such as prostitution, and especially on non-fatal shootings and felonies committed . . .
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