Only 5 shot? On a Friday? That's what HeyJackass.com has listed. Saturday picked up a little bit - 1 dead and 6 wounded by early afternoon. This might have something to do with it though:
- Raids targeting street gang members ahead of the Fourth of July weekend resulted in 88 arrests Friday, the Chicago Police Department announced.
The raids targeted gang members in the 11th and 15th districts on the city’s West Side, police said.
Of the 88 people arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges, 76 were on the department’s Strategic Subject List and 55 were convicted felons, police said. Sixteen were on parole for earlier crimes.
Police seized eight firearms, including an assault weapon and two handguns during a traffic stop Friday in the 5500 block of West Potomac Street. Members of the department’s Gang Enforcement Unit found the weapons while monitoring suspected gang activity in the 4900 block of West Crystal Drive when they stopped a Chevrolet Impala, and three people ran from the vehicle, police said.
You take 88 jagoffs out of the mix early, word gets around, quickly. Hammering 011 and 015 makes the under a good bet. This was a smart move, meaning it didn't come from HQ, but it only works if:
- the cases stick
- the warrants are good
- the courts carry out sentences
- IDOC rescinds paroles and sends jagoffs downstate
Otherwise, it's a one-time deal as Chicago marches toward 600.