Another Gang Meeting?
- In this Intelligence Report: "Outmanned." Street gang membership in Chicago and the suburbs is at least twice as big as city and outlying police departments.
It's due in part to a surge in the Chicago region's gang population related to Mexican cartels taking hold of illegal drug sales.
There are more gangbangers in metro Chicago than there are residents in Orland Park and Glenview combined, at least 100,000 gang members, according to the latest intelligence from a top federal enforcement agency in Chicago.
But here's the amusing part of the whole article - evidently, J-fled had another gang summit meeting because the first was such a rousing success:
[parolee Emoney] Green was among 60 parolees and current and former gang members who were frisked and searched Thursday night before attending a summit with Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis and top Chicago police officials.
Although police didn't talk, saying the summit was not public, some in attendance said it was to cool tempers and tension and prevent street violence. But some said those in attendance hold little sway over gangbangers.
"The people I see is the people that's no longer affiliated," said Lamont Burr, an ex-gang member. "We can't tell these young guys what to do. We might go down there every week and tell them to put the guns up. They put 'em up, but then it's right back, more violence."
This one appears to be along the same lines. Let's see what long term investigation gets its numbers appropriated for J-Fled's final gasp.
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