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Standing For Justice: Will Sylvester Baker Be The New Sheriff In Town?

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Host Naimah Latif

Host Naimah Latif


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Chicago's notorious gang crime has made international headlines, and probably cost the city its recent bid to host the Olympics.  Some have complained that Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has responded more like a politician than a law enforcer when it comes to addressing tactics to end street crime. Sylvester Baker, with an extensive background in law enforcement, is vying to become the new sheriff in town. Will his views on crime prevention and his plans to rehabilitate those encarcerated for crimes change the violent climate in Chicago and surrounding Cook County? Or is the problem of crime so extensive that merely changing the face in the sheriff''s office isn't enough? What can Sylvester Baker do that hasn't been done by Thomas Dart, and how will it affect criminal justice and crime prevention in Cook County?