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Free to Shoot Again
Devon Little, a 29-year-old Baltimore man, had been sentenced to life in prison for a 2016 murder that he said he didn’t commit.
Most Shooters Go Free in Chicago’s Most Violent Neighborhoods — While Police Make Non-Stop Drug Arrests
An analysis of city data finds disparities in how the police pursue criminal offenses between white and non-white neighborhoods. “They’ll get a person for marijuana before they’ll get a person for murder.”
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Devon Little is currently serving a life sentence for a murder he says he didn't commit.
Devon Little’s case was the subject of an investigation into how police departments fail to solve shooting cases, leaving perpetrators free to strike again.
The likelihood that police will solve homicides and assaults has plummeted — particularly when the culprit uses a gun, and particularly when the victims are black or Hispanic.
A shocking number of shootings go unsolved. In some police departments, hundreds of cases aren't investigated at all.