Source: NBC 5 Chicago
A new pilot program in Chicago has police knocking on the doors of would-be criminals, hoping to alert them of stiff penalties for gun crimes and warn them they are being watched.
The “custom notifications” are part of a comprehensive policing strategy aimed at reducing violence and crime by targeting specific groups of individuals allegedly committing a majority of an area’s criminal activity.
“Much of the city’s violence is perpetrated by a small group of individuals, and we’re putting these individuals on notice,” Director of Chicago Police News Affairs Adam Collins said in a statement.
Chicago Police began hand-delivering letters from the district commander on Friday to targeted individuals with the “highest propensity for violence.”
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