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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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.
Chicago: The results of Black Racism and White Guilt Liberalism
It’s time for The Emanuel to bring in The One to stretch his arms out and calm The Evil in The City.
I’m expecting some genius to demand Niagara Falls be renamed. Any day now. Probably a member of Congress who just heard the name for the first time.
Ideas have consequences. Liberal idea underpin Chicago - just like they do Detroit. If Chicago keeps offering excuses for underclass amorality - rather than standing up to it - they’ll become Detroit. Bill Ayers and friends have set the tone for the city. If you own property there, it’s time to sell.
You have got to be kidding. There is actually a water fall named Niagara Falls? What country is that in? Maybe the translation from that country's language is different. What is the English name?
That good old Democrat leadership for all to see. Maybe Obama will go back to Chicago on January 22nd and things will be just wonderful!! At least they will for the rest of the country!
Thanks for the ping!
Here is a link to a great blog run by a retired Chicago Police Officer where you can read posts and post your own thoughts about all things crime related in Chicago.
I highly suggest anyone interested in Chicago happenings on the street, especially Illinois and former Illinois residents, visit the website often. The mayor and police superintendent and Obama would love to shut the blog down.
SECOND CITY COP BLOG
p.s. Send me an email if you would like another Chicago blog website - not politically correct, that gives the real scoop all about the goings on in Chicago today.
By Deanese Williams-Harris Tribune reporter
7:19 p.m. CDT, July 12, 2012
A 16-year-old boy was killed and another boy, 15, was wounded this afternoon in a shooting on the South Side in the citys Gage Park neighborhood.
The shooting happened shortly after 2 p.m. on the 5800 block of South Fairfield Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety.
Preliminary reports said a boy, 16, suffered a gunshot wound to his chest and was pronounced dead.
Another boy, age 15, suffered wounds to his legs in the shooting, Baety said.
A fire ambulance took the second victim in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Chicago Police investigate a fatal shooting in the 5800 block of S. Fairfield. Another teen was injured in the shooting and is hospitalized. (Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune / July 12, 2012)
Chicago police investigate the scene where two girls were shot Tuesday night at 117th and Ada streets. (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune / July 10, 2012)
In Chicago , homicides are up over 50 percent over last year. In some of the West and South side streets its guns, gangs and drugs. On a recent Saturday night people residents strolled by as a young man was being arrested. (AP
Tragic. I pray for all the ones suffering loss.
Not possible. It’s illegal to carry guns in Chicago.
its tribal warfare against whites....
I'm listening right now, through an online scanner, things always jumping in.. 'Chicago..Chicago, my hometown' - hat tip Frank Sinatra ;-)
But yes the CPD does use '10 Codes', though not as often like in other places.
Note I'm no way slamming the CPD. They are BADLY under-manned, short abut 1,500 Street Cops. And their equipment is absolute junk, including the squad cars (Daley F--ked the Cops every chance he could, he borderline hated them). They also HAVE to 'play social worker and limo driver' for 'distressed citizens' - like give granny a ride to wherever if it's not too far away or make Jazmine go to school)
I wouldn't be a Chi Cop for $250K a year.
(plus Chi Cops HAVE TO live in that city, always have. but 'way back' that was okay, not now)
Six wounded in South Side attacks overnight
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