Why would West Side gangs meet to discuss shooting Chicago cops for something that happened on the South Side of Chicago? Most gangs are territorial and can careless what happens on the next block let alone a different side of town.
According to the Chicago Police Department, gangs in Chicago have no structure and are led by 15 years olds. So 3 West Side gangs known for killing each other and led by 15 year olds united to discuss shooting/killing Chicago cops? How ignorant is that?!
Here's the reality, gangs in Chicago make 5K - 20K a night! Shooting/killing cops would stop their money flow as gangs want less police interaction as possible in order to sell drugs without interruption. If you're running a drug operation that's grossing 5K - 20K a night, why would you jeopardize that by shooting at law enforcement?
Let's be honest...the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Street Gangs have a long history of working together as buddies:
* Marquette 10 (ten crooked cops paid by South Side gangs to allow a 24/7 drug operation on the South Side of Chicago) 1980's.
* Austin 7 (seven crooked cops paid by West Side gangs to extort other gangs. They allowed drugs and guns to freely flow throughout the West Side of Chicago) 1990's.
* Chicago Anti-Gang Unit (shut down by the FBI for allegedly running a cocaine ring). This unit had 104 members. 2000's!
* Crooked cops working for the Latin Kings while in uniform. Supplied the Latin Kings with drugs and guns. 2011.
√ Currently the Chicago Police Department is under investigation of the FBI and the Department Of Justice for systemic racism, corruption, gang involvement, drugs and police brutality. 2016.
On top of all this, Chicago police stops are down by 90%!
You'd be a fool to think cops aren't still getting paid by gangs to provide intel and protection from other gangs. The streets is big money and best believe cops are getting their share (not all) but many!
But where are the indictments of supposedly gang members meeting to shoot or kill Chicago police officers? Isn't that conspiracy to commit murder?
This is nothing but a diversion tactic by the Fraternal Order of Police and the Chicago Police Department to marginalize and demonize the Black community. This is nothing but a smear campaign against the Black community in Chicago!
The Chicago Sun-Times should be ashamed of itself for running a bogus story that has no legitimacy. Pretty sure more unarmed African American will die at the hands of cops.
It's funny how each time an African American is pursued s/he must DIE right there on the spot. No due process, no arrest, no court date...just cold-blooded murder! Cops are not judge, jury and executioner!
African Americans are being killed by cops for selling cigarettes, selling bootleg movies, for playing with toy guns in a park, for driving with a taillight out, for failing to signal while switching lanes, etc...
Meanwhile, White folks shoot up schools, theaters and churches and are arrested...taken to Burger King, and get to live the rest of their lives in prison getting 3 hots and a cot.
Of course no one should break the law, nor should teens be killed for stealing a car! A car can be replaced, a life can't! I'm pretty sure that fancy Jaguar was insured. We've all done crazy things at 15, 16, 17, 18 years old, the question is should we have died by the hands of cops for youthful mistakes and decisions?
Dr. Jim Allen