I've wondered about the Trib and Sun-Times reporting concerning carjackings. There are several instances where the Trib and the Sun-Times just don't report carjackings. I'm not sure what the reasoning is. Any carjacking that occurs in DuPage County gets reported by the Daily Herald - each and every one. Granted there are not a lot of carjackings that happen in DuPage County, but the Trib and Sun-Times' under-reporting of carjackings in Cook County makes the problem seem less serious than it is.
Its the same thing with accurate reporting of CPD staffing levels - the Tribune and Sun-Times and other Chicago media go along with whatever bull**** Rahm Emanual tells them and they do zero investigative reporting. CWB digs into the numbers and proves that the number of officers on the street has actually gone down, not up. Instead of the Trib and Sun-Times telling the public about how many new police officers have been added, they should be calling out Rahm for the liar he is and telling the public about how fewer police officers there are.
And its true of the CTA crime reporting. The Trib and Sun-Times may pick up a few stories now and again, but they ignore the violence that occurs on a daily basis on the CTA. If you look at the Chicago Data Portal, there is a violent crime that happens somewhere on the CTA, every single day.
If it happens in Wrigleyville or Boystown, CWB definitely investigates and writes a report.
Edited by C0untZer0, 27 January 2019 - 12:24 PM.