Homicide, Gun Violence, and Epidemiology in Detroit

More about the above map HERE The Detroit Police Department (DPD) has been making strides to improve their operations, including: cracking down on internal corruption, adopting data-driven crime tracking, and utilizing innovative approaches for crime prevention. When Chief James Craig was hired he brought back a data-driven model of policing that tracks where crimes happen, … Continue reading


Stop-and-Frisk Adds to History of Police Abuse in Detroit

Adopting a “Stop-and-Frisk” policy is not the answer for Detroit. Stop-and-Frisk is a policy where police stop an individual, question them, and then frisk them to see if they are carrying drugs or guns. Police departments in both London and New York City (NYC) have utilized Stop-and-Frisk policies in recent years and both have seen … Continue reading


Map of the Week: Slave Populations in 1860

“Map showing the distribution of the slave population of the Southern states of the United States. Compiled from the census of 1860. Drawn by E. Hergesheimer. Engr. by Th. Leonhardt.” Library of Congress, American Memory Map Collections. Thanks to Rebecca Onion at Slate Magazine for finding this map. This is an incredible visualization of our nation’s … Continue reading

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