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Record #: R2021-1128   
Type: Resolution Status: Introduced
Intro date: 10/14/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action:
Title: Call for hearing(s) on combating gun violence
Sponsors: Smith, Michele, Taliaferro, Chris, Nugent, Samantha , Waguespack, Scott, Silverstein, Debra L., Mitts, Emma, Tunney, Thomas, O'Shea, Matthew J., Quinn, Marty, Sposato, Nicholas, Maldonado, Roberto, Scott, Jr. Michael, Mitchell, Gregory I., Reboyras, Ariel, Reilly, Brendan, Dowell, Pat, Sawyer, Roderick T., Cappleman, James, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, La Spata, Daniel
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Public Safety
Attachments: 1. R2021-1128.pdf
October 14, 2021 Public Safety Committee


WHEREAS, Fatal shootings in Chicago accounted for 90% of all City homicides in 2020, and as of October 3, 94% of all City homicides in 2021; and

WHEREAS, over 3600 people have been shot in 2021, and over 1500 carjackings have occurred;

WHEREAS, While the Chicago Police Department is on pace to take over 12,000 guns off the City's streets this year, in many cases, guns involved in shootings around the City are legally purchased before illegally changing hands to beused for illicit activities and terrorizing the City's communities; and

WHEREAS, Strategies to curb the number of illegally obtained weapons have either not been implemented or have proven ineffective; and
WHEREAS, Local agencies responsible for the apprehension and prosecution of criminal offenders and the safety of the City's residents have seemingly worked at cross-purposes in recent months; and

WHEREAS, Effective crime reduction strategies require an aligned system of justice - local agencies must resolve their differences and develop a collaborative, cross-government approach to public safety to ensure the wellbeing of the City's residents remains at the forefront of any and all public safety agendas; and

WHEREAS, A cross-government approach to crime reduction will allow for the processes among government entities to become more efficient and fair, for example: strengthening communication and information sharing amongst the various offices and agencies that comprise the criminal justice system; targeted investments both in our respective elements of the criminal justice system as well as programs that benefit communities and decrease the overall level of violent crimes; reviewing existing pre-trial services and supervision programs; ensuring proper enforcement of revoked FOID cards; reviewing the processes in place for coordination amongst law enforcement agencies reg...

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