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Police Tue May 29 2012

Mayor and Police Chief Roll Out Gang-Reduction Strategy

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy detailed a gang-reduction strategy at a press conference Tuesday.

"Very clearly, we have a gang problem in the city of Chicago," said McCarthy. He then went on to detail a strategy that involves the mapping of gang intelligence, which will be available to police officers in their patrol cars.

"It includes the monitoring of social media," McCarthy said, stating that gangs often communicate using Twitter and Facebook.

Using police intelligence on gangs, officers can look into a gang-related violent incident, predict where retaliation might occur and respond appropriately.

Mayor Emanuel referred to the success of the recent crackdown on liquor stores that attract gang violence, which he refers to as a "cancer on the community."

Four liquor stores have already been shut down, and there are 30 more that could have their license revoked.

"All of us have to be on the frontline of this issue," said Emanuel.

 

Rando / May 29, 2012 12:27 PM

I don't get it. Doesn't the city of Chicago strictly prohibit gun ownership? Maybe the gang members can't read or don't watch TV. Or maybe they just don't give a ____ and they know the police can't stop them.

shechemist / May 29, 2012 12:54 PM

Closing problem liquor stores is nice, but there was no liquor store in Warren Park when a gang related shooting happened yesterday at 5:30pm. 5:30 on a holiday in a park that still is used by families with kids, and people walking their dogs.

I know the posters on 2nd city cop like to make comments like "summer is only starting and the hotter the more shootings", but I am worried about the city and I am specifically worried about my neighborhood.

Last summer there was a huge drug bust in Rogers Park, and a turf war started as people moved in to fill the vacumn. This spring the turf war is continuing.

I also don't think this is an issue about gun control. For one, there isn't a way in hell I can keep my family and loved one's safe just by participating in some form of concealed carry, and anyone that believes otherwise is a fool.

High school education sucks in the city. The economy sucks for the uneducated or unskilled in the city. There are so many layers of failure that lead to two dumbasses taking shots at each other in broad daylight in a park full of people that I can’t even begin to know how to fix it, and where to start first.

david h. / May 29, 2012 2:15 PM

we are screwewd either way- i bought 2 guns- both illegal- better alive tnan dead- middle class will be gone in 50 years...!!!

david h. / May 29, 2012 2:16 PM

we are screwewd either way- i bought 2 guns- both illegal- better alive tnan dead- middle class will be gone in 50 years...!!!

jayburd2020 / May 29, 2012 4:35 PM

Not a good sign with schools letting out soon. I think we should expect one of two things from Rahm: 1.) A big new distracting news conference on something like a new bid for the Olympics. Or 2.) Rahm adjusting his longer-school-day proposal and going instead for a longer school calendar by requiring summer school for every student without perfect attendance. And if you enjoy humorous pokes at our fearless Top 1% leader, check out this funny series of YouTube video about Rahm -- http://bit.ly/JGdM6i

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