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MEDIA WATCH: Good police work and good media work set an example that City Hall and CPS should follow (but don't)

Doubtless Chicago police are putting extra work into finding the shooter from the King HIgh School murder Monday afternoon. But let's not forget that the shooting took place blocks from the school and that there hasn't been a shooting inside a CPS school in a long, long time. Why? In my opinion, because CPS (no thanks to the current administration) has learned a lot of hard lessons about security, and despite the attempts by the Emanuel administration to undercut those lessons, many of them are still in place. Metal detectors may be an unpleasant experience, but as one who worked with the security people in several of my jobs, they are a major deterrent. And... having armed "good guys" (Chicago police officers -- not CPS security or teachers, for Goshhakes!) inside the buildings probably helps, too.

Eugene Jackson (above) was booked and charged in a South Side rape. Photo courtesy of Chicago Police Department Office of Media Affairs.But a major factor is good communications, so I wanted to share this morning a report that came out of one sector of Chicago government that stands in stark contrast to the crazed publicity stunts that regularly pour out of City Hall and CPS. This is not necessarily a CPS or "school" story (although the victim might be a CPS student), but in an era where Chicago is spending millions of dollars on cheap propaganda for Rahm Emanuel (and his select appointees and cronies, like the latest iteration of the CPS "CEO"), it's important for see how information (including a photograph) can be provided without BS.

CHICAGO POLICE MEDIA AFFAIRS RELEASE ON HOW CPD CAUGHT A RAPE SUSPECT:

For Immediate Release Contact: Office of News Affairs

January 30, 2013 312-745-6110

South Side Man Charged in Sexual Assault of a Juvenile

CHICAGO – Chicago Police Special Investigations Unit detectives charged Eugene

Jackson, 18, of the 7700 block of South Constance, with one count of Aggravated Criminal

Sexual after he sexually assaulted a female juvenile victim Monday night.

On January 28, 2013, at approximately 10:00 pm, Jackson met the victim on the street and

engaged her in conversation. Jackson told the victim his name was “Chris” and that he

was 14 years old. The offender then lured the victim into a basement in the 7700 block of

South Constance where he sexually assaulted her. The victim was able to flee the scene

and police were notified. The victim was later transported to an area hospital by her mother

and where she was listed in good condition.

Soon thereafter, South Chicago (004th) District officers returned to the scene of the assault

and were met by a subject matching the description of the offender in the hallway of the

location. During a field interview, officers discovered the subject to have the middle name

of “Christopher” and he was detained.

During further investigation of the incident by Special Investigations Unit detectives,

Jackson was positively identified by the victim as being the same offender who sexually

assaulted her and was charged accordingly.

Thanks to the keen observation and quick response of South Chicago (004th) District

officers, a dangerous predator has been removed from the streets.

Jackson is scheduled to appear in Central Bond Court TODAY.

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Chicago Police Department

Office of News Affairs

(312) 745-6110

Fax (312) 745-6999



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