Thursday, July 8, 2021

Capitol Fax: As expressway shootings surge, state still working on cam contract

 Quite a few expressway shootings have happened on the Dan Ryan or the Bishop Ford aka Calumet Expressways or even on I-57 as you head west beyond 95th from the Dan Ryan. One solution is an "expressway cam" there are already 600 up that don't show video. And also a quick fact arrests are rare in these expressway shootings.

This is why I'm sharing yesterday's post from CapFax that shares some information about this issue.

I don't know if anyone who's reading this blog has experienced an expressway shooting and the disruptions that it creates. However we want to get to where we want to go safely and this is also worth discussing with your state legislators.


  1. In a way, it seems pointless to install those expressway cameras, if (almost) nobody is caught. ಠ︵ಠ

    If a Black person is arrested, Lori, Toni, Kim, Tim and Tom will say "Don't prosecute that Black person, because the criminal justice system is racist!" ಠ﹏ಠ

    1. I don't know, it seems if there is difficulty catching a suspect in these shootings I think getting them on camera would help. Granted this solution isn't perfect.


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