The media almost NEVER mention the names of Chicago street gangs. It gives the gangs validation. This story stands out breaking that rule. It's Cops and city admitting defeat. Note Cook County Courts inability to bring any of these guys to Justice (read the Sun Times story from a few weeks back on all the shooters out free).
When Labar “Bro Man” Spann rolled into Garfield Park Conservatory in his wheelchair, he thought he was headed to a routine parole meeting.Second City Cop neatly nails this police disaster under the un-f*****g-f*****g-believable label,
Then he saw Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis, other top law enforcement officials and the reputed leaders of several West Side street gangs. The meeting, it turned out, was anything but routine. The lawmen were there to deliver a message.
“They said they would get us if we don’t stop the killing,” Spann said.
The under-the-public’s-radar gathering -- first reported in Saturday’s editions of the Sun-Times -- was part of the new Chicago Gang Violence Reduction Initiative.
Gee, let's just get it on the public record that we are suspending Constitutional protections and engaging in an organized campaign of harassment against certain individuals based on their past or suspected criminal records. We certainly hope every officer involved in this public record disaster has their house in trust.As one Second City Cop commenter says, this doesn't even work with my kids.
ATTENTION IDIOTS - There is a reason the United States of America has a public policy that it doesn't meet or negotiate with terrorists. It gives terrorists legitimacy. It gives them recognition. It gives them a seat at the table. What this meeting has done is grant the gangs exactly that. It is also a tacit admission (and don't think any of them missed it) that the Chicago Police Department isn't in control of the streets.
Someone get a mop - Loevy & Loevy, Flint Taylor and countless other bottom feeders just started drooling so hard they passed out.