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Chicago Tribune Helps ACLU Deflect Blame For City’s 2016 Murder Spike

Posted on 28 March 2018

<p>On Monday, University of Utah Professors Paul G. Cassell and Richard Fowles published a study primarily blaming the 58 percent murder spike in the City of Chicago in 2016 — to 754 from 480 in 2015 — on a steep decline in police "stop and frisks." The 2016 "stop and frisk" decline occurred because of an agreement the City made with the American Civil Liberties Union designed, according to the <em>Chicago Tribune</em>, "to curb racial profiling and other unconstitutional practices." </p>