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Chipman's nomination hinged on the decision of Senator Angus King, an independent from Maine. Without King's support, he lacked the votes.
Natasha Christopher felt abandoned by city officials, who never solved her son’s murder. Now she works to make sure others who lose their kids know they’re not alone.
Shooting survivors face physical and psychological recovery, often with little to no help. Could reallocating resources bring healing?
City officials have repeatedly blamed gangs for driving up shootings. But analysis shows that the Chicago Police Department’s own data doesn’t back up its leaders' claims.
The city quietly renewed its multi-million dollar contract with ShotSpotter. But a growing body of evidence suggests the technology is ineffective and activists say it leads to deadly over-policing.
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