Monday, September 7, 2020

Chicago Passes 500 Homicides This Year as FBI Reports Chicago Gangs Have Formed Pact to Shoot Cops ‘On Sight’

Chicago Passes 500 Homicides This Year:
Chicago has surpassed 500 killings so far this year, far outpacing the number of homicides in the city by this time last year.
The city has seen 505 homicides this year, up from 333 by this point last year, Chicago Police said.
Shootings have also spiked this year to 2,152, compared with 1,413 by this time in 2019.
The surge in violence comes as Chicago continues to by rocked by protests and riots following the May death in police custody of George Floyd, and as the city continues to weather the coronavirus pandemic.
Chicago’s worst year for killings was 1974, when the city recorded 970 homicides. The second worst year was 943 homicides in 1992.
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said in May just weeks after he became the city’s top cop that his “moon shot” goal was for homicides to fall below 300 a year in Chicago. --->READ MORE HERE
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FBI Reports Chicago Gangs Have Formed Pact to Shoot Cops ‘On Sight’:
A federal intelligence alert from the FBI field office in Chicago, Ill., warned that about 30 gangs in the city have made a pact to shoot police officers if they draw their weapons in public, ABC 7 reported on Monday.
Intelligence alerts are frequently distributed to law enforcement officials, especially if the alerts involve threats to an officer’s safety. This particular alert was based on “a contact whose reporting is limited and whose reliability cannot be determined,” meaning a street source, witness, or information obtained through surveillance.
The alert states that Chicago gangs have agreed to “shoot on-sight any cop that has a weapon drawn on any subject in public.”
“Members of these gang factions have been actively searching for, and filming, police officers in performance of their official duties,” the alert continues. “The purpose of which is to catch on film an officer drawing his/her weapon on any subject and the subsequent ‘shoot on-sight’ of said officer, in order to garner national media attention.” --->READ MORE HERE

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