Skip to comments.Chicago police sergeant: "Tribal warfare" on the streets
Posted on 07/11/2012 8:17:28 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(CBS News) CHICAGO - Chicago is in the grips of a deadly gang war. At least 275 people have been killed in the city so far this year and many more have been shot, many of them innocent bystanders to the gang violence. Among the latest victims were 12- and 13-year-old girls shot Tuesday night. They survived.
Sgt. Matt Little leads one of the teams in Chicago's Gang Enforcement Unit. There are about 200 such officers in the city-- versus 100,000 gang members.
"Almost all the violence we're seeing now is from the gangs," Little said. "When there's a shooting we'll respond to the shooting. We'll figure out where we believe the most likely area for retaliation is and we'll work that area trying to both prevent retaliation and possibly build a case on offenders."
CBS News rode along with Little's team as dusk fell on poor neighborhoods of vacant lots and high anxiety.
"The gangs have lost their hierarchy, so to speak, and without a chain of command, there's really nobody keeping things in check," Little said. The leaders are mostly in prison -- or dead. Those left are young, reckless, and often terrible shots.
"Instead of a bullet with somebody's name on it, we have a bullet that reads 'To whom it may concern,'" Little said. The result is a spate of shootings that have killed or wounded young children, even toddlers.
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Nice job Lyndon, Democrats. What a great society: little kids getting shot to death by feral gangs.
Obama’s children, the legacy of welfare and Democrats, are restless.
I have that app on my phone, its amazing the amount of non stop action that comes across the scanner in Chicago. The cops there don’t use 10 codes either. I thank God I live in the middle of nowhere in Nebraska, and am allowed to own guns.
I would say it’s “like Kenya” .. but Kenya is probably more civilized.
Maybe you are right and we need to send these “kids” to an army camp and learn how to shoot straighter.
Yup, thunderdome the entire lot of them. Let them hack each other apart, we’ll mop up the survivors.
only a dream
don’t get your hopes up
Soon people are not going to put up with Holder’s people taking them down. If things escalate I know there’s plenty of white folks in Chicago with guns to defend themselves. Or maybe start going after the problem before it goes after them.
If I were a benevolent dictator, I would send all gang members to Gitmo.
I'm assuming that's a question, in spite of the punctuation.
The reason people should want to stop this gang warfare is that innocent people are getting killed.
“If you tolerate this, your children will be next.”
At some point we decided to tolerate this crap, and look where it’s gotten us.
It really is amazing, isn't it. You can listen to just about any radio station in the world as long as they stream on the net. These dang phones are just too amazing these days.
On Chicago, I agree with you it makes it much easier to follow along when they don't use 10 codes.
Now about Nebraska, while I'm certain it is a nice place and far better than the south side of Chicago, I have never been partial to level 5 thunderstorms and tornadoes.
Just what does the middle of nowhere in Nebraska look like? Would this be close?
At least 275 people have been killed in the city so far this year
Damn!!! That is so disheartening. I was hoping that by now it would be 27,500. It’s time for “FAST AND FURIOUS: THE SEQUEL”. Get hold of Eric Holder and the DOJ. Tell them to get some assault rifles to Chicago ASAP and let the thugs finish killing-off each other. Hell yeah!!!
Chicago is a quagmire, we should withdraw.
They are thinning the gene pool themselves, and I’d much rather they do it in their neighborhoods then send their war parties to rape and rob along the frontier with mine.
Our government will insist it has no money to fight this crime while it develops hi-tech scanners, drones to spy on farmers, etc; obviously Dems could care less about what blacks do to each other. They’ve been replaced by Hispanics as the apple of the Dem Party’s eye...
“Why would anyone want to stop gang warfare. Let them kill each other one by one. Their choice.”
We’re supposed to care because of the collateral damage of innocent victims being caught in the crossfire. I’m trying hard to, but I don’t care; the current racial strife has caused this absolute apathy in me against people who are raised to hate me because of my color. Generalization? Sure; they do the same.
“All these major cites are following the path of Detroit.”
Those that see the writing on the wall are heading it off by importing Hispanics while displacing their blacks through demolition of high-rises and the like. I see this first-hand in Newark, NJ.