Toddler killed in drive-by shooting on Chicago’s West Side


Posted By JULIA JACOBO | ABC News | February 14, 2017 A toddler was killed on Chicago’s gang-plagued West Side Tuesday after he was shot in the head, police said. The 2-year-old boy was killed along with a 26-year-old man, who was the target of the shooting, a spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department told […]

Beating on video began after friendly encounter, say Chicago police

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By Carla K. Johnson and Don Babwin, Los Angeles Daily News January 6,2017 CHICAGO — The two 18-year-old men had been schoolmates, police say. After meeting at McDonald’s, they spent two days together, driving around visiting friends. Then a pretend fight escalated into a brutal beating of one of the men, a mentally disabled teenager, […]

Deadly Christmas weekend in Chicago: 12 people fatally shot

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By: Ralph Ellis and Mayra Cuevas, CNN December 27, 2016 Chicago’s citywide crime wave didn’t slow down during the holiday weekend. City police investigated 27 shooting incidents this Christmas weekend, 12 of which were fatal, city Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said during a Monday news briefing. “The violence primarily occurred in areas with historical gang […]

3 killed, 23 wounded in weekend shootings

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Sun-Times Wire Posted: 01/25/2015, 01:06am Three men were killed and at least 23 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon. In the most recent fatal incident, officers found a man shot multiple times early Saturday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. Arturo Olivera, 24, was […]

Boy, 13, shot to death in Chicago Lawn

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By Jordan Owen, Chicago Sun-Times September 29, 2014 A 13-year-old boy was shot to death Sunday night in the South Side Chicago Lawn neighborhood after someone asked him about his gang affiliation. Demureya Macon, 13, was shot in the torso in the 6600 block of South Talman at 8:35 p.m., according to police and the […]

How segregated is Chicago, and does it matter?

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By Scarlett Swerdlow / Chicago Sun-Times Tue, 05/27/2014 – 1:14pm In a provocative piece sweeping the Internet, The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates makes the case for reparations. His central piece of evidence: Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, where nine out of ten residents are black, 43 percent of people live in poverty, and the homicide rate is […]

“Godfather of House Music” Frankie Knuckles Passes

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER April 2, 2014 5 Magazine reported that Frankie Knuckles, the “Godfather of House Music,” had died on Monday evening; fifteen minutes later their site crashed from the traffic. Knuckles “could take a dance floor and take it to the choir loft,” wrote Chicago Sun-Times in their obituary. Knuckles moved […]

Chicago schools consult gang lines in closure plan

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SARA BURNETT (Daily News Los Angeles) | April 15, 2013 CHICAGO—The Rev. Robin Hood stands in front of an elementary school in what’s known as “The Holy City”—the Chicago neighborhood where the notorious Vice Lords street gang got its start decades ago and still one of the city’s most dangerous areas. Half a block away, […]

Sacramento clergy leaders seek tax funds to battle gangs

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Kim Minugh (Sacramento Bee) | March 9, 2013 Despite his good grades, his athletic prowess and what his mother described as his “good spirit,” DeAndre Ellison couldn’t resist the magnetic pull of south Sacramento’s gang life. By the time it lost its luster, it was too late. “Unfortunately, on his way out, his past may […]

Scratch DJ Academy Opens Flagship Location In Chicago

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By Lora Neng WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER December 26, 2012 The Scratch DJ Academy is opening a new location, it announced last week, creating a surprising partnership with the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) in Chicago, Illinois. This makes it its fourth flagship location after starting in New York, then Los Angeles and Miami with eight additional […]

Cocaine City, Vol. 2 DVD

Cocaine City, Volume 2 (2006) $14.99 See All DVDs, Books & Magazines 2Pac’s father Matula Shakur & BlackHand Entertainment speak on 2Pac’s behalf for the first time ever on tape from Federal Prison about who shot 2Pac. Lloyd Banks official “Cake” music video, he talks about the Busta Rhymes video shootout and The Game Young […]

The Noonie G Story DVD

The Noonie G Story (2006) $14.99 See All DVDs, Books & Magazines Common has teamed with directorial team Coodie and Chike to narrate their first motion picture on former Gangster Disciple Harold “Noonie” Ward. Gangster With A Heart Of Gold: The Noonie G Story is narrated by multiple Grammy award winning Kanye West and hip-hop […]