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(Chicago Trib)   Chicago police successfully lowered the crime rate. By not reporting crime   (chicagotribune.com ) divider line
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2014-04-08 01:21:06 PM  
When you actually read up on some of the homicide cases, it's pretty disturbing. One was reclassified for a woman who's body was found in an abandoned warehouse and she had been bound and gagged, but her death was ruled to be not a homicide. Another a woman was beaten in the head severely, and was hospitalized, where she died. The ME later ruled that she died of an aneurism, not the beating, and since there was no witness to the battery anymore, no charges of any sort were filed against the guy.
 
2014-04-08 02:34:07 PM  

Kit Fister: NFA: Baltimore has been skewing murder statistics by claiming anyone thrown off a roof or overpass committed suicide.  There mayor (now governor) O'Malley took suicides out of the murder statistics and effectively allowed gangs to murder their enemies without a police investigation by throwing them off a high place.

Police?  He committed suicide there's nothing to investigate.

excuse me, not that I necessarily agree with classifying deliberate homicides as suicide, but since when is actual suicide a "murder", and why should it be included in the murder statistics?  People seem to be real funny about reporting suicides as though they were inherently "Wrong" or a crime. Ultimately speaking, people have the right to end their own lives, and live, or die, on their own terms. Period. My body, my ultimate right to kill myself. Stop trying to define it as a crime. It's not.


I believe that NFA is stating that any individual whose death was caused by a fall off of a building is classified as a "suicide" victim, even when the "suicide" was not entirely voluntary.
 
2014-04-08 05:04:08 PM  
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2014-04-08 05:51:22 PM  
What they are doing is like saying up is down, or that the color green is purple!  Or is telling you what you saw isn't what you saw.  They are re-classifying what is reality to be something it isn't.

/when politicians are crooked, dishonest, unethical, immoral or completely lacking in honesty and integrity, this is what you get!
//cooking the books is cooking the books!
 
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2014-04-08 09:37:03 PM  

Kit Fister: NFA: Baltimore has been skewing murder statistics by claiming anyone thrown off a roof or overpass committed suicide.  There mayor (now governor) O'Malley took suicides out of the murder statistics and effectively allowed gangs to murder their enemies without a police investigation by throwing them off a high place.

Police?  He committed suicide there's nothing to investigate.


excuse me, not that I necessarily agree with classifying deliberate homicides as suicide, but since when is actual suicide a "murder", and why should it be included in the murder statistics?  People seem to be real funny about reporting suicides as though they were inherently "Wrong" or a crime. Ultimately speaking, people have the right to end their own lives, and live, or die, on their own terms. Period. My body, my ultimate right to kill myself. Stop trying to define it as a crime. It's not.


For the exact reason I stated.  When you remove suicide from the murder statistics, the police trip over themselves to misreport murders as suicide.  It allows them to cook the murder statistics which have a huge negative impact on investments and tourism to large cities.

When O'Malley removed suicide from the crime statistics, he was credited with lowering the murder rate in Baltimore.  Which he didn't do, he simply changed the accounting.
 
2014-04-09 02:01:17 AM  

naughtyrev: When you actually read up on some of the homicide cases, it's pretty disturbing. One was reclassified for a woman who's body was found in an abandoned warehouse and she had been bound and gagged, but her death was ruled to be not a homicide. Another a woman was beaten in the head severely, and was hospitalized, where she died. The ME later ruled that she died of an aneurism, not the beating, and since there was no witness to the battery anymore, no charges of any sort were filed against the guy.


The ME may have been correct in the latter case, as the aneurysm may have been due to the beating, but AFAIK it's up to the police to make a determination of murder. It's ME's job only to determine cause of death, and murder is too vague.
Not disagreeing with your point, just saying.
 
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