Chicago reporter's three grim years of covering overnight crime


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/23/chicago-reporters-three-grim.html


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For more stats, http://heyjackass.com/ has quite the collection, amassed from crime reports and police blotters. Includes police shootings.


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“More than 20 people would be shot before the end of my shift that night, but I stayed at this scene, trying to be patient as events unfolded.”

Good grief. Yeah, I can see how a job like that can take an emotional toll.


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Shit, three years of nights doing anything will make you so cynical and world-weary Philip Marlowe would be shocked. Three years of crime beat is just… wow.


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No doubt. I worked as a private investigator for about eight years and spending many late nights watching people cheat on their spouses certainly wore me out. It paled in comparison to the crime beat though.


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