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Police arrest alleged gang members under new state law

Under the state’s new anti-racketeering law, Chicago Police began to arrest alleged members of the Black Souls street gang Thursday.

Arrests ranged on charges from drug trafficking to murder under the state’s Street Gang RICO Act to hold gang leaders accountable for the heavy violence that plagues Chicago’s streets.

The Black Souls gang was founded on the city’s West Side and is thought to have a half-dozen factions Handcuffswith more than 750 members, according to law enforcement reports.

A news conference will be held with Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez among other officials at 3 p.m. at the Leighton Criminal Court Building.

WGN Web Producer Ally Suffrin, and the Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.

 

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4 Comments to “Police arrest alleged gang members under new state law”

    EyezThtRealizE said:
    June 13, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    That's good only if they covered that problem on the north,south,east side of Chicago we should see a better out coming in the city because the streets are infested with gangs

    retiredinaz1 said:
    June 13, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    ITS ABOUT TIME! GET THESE SCUMBAGS OFF THE STREET!

    spe said:
    June 13, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    I really hope they stick to the plan and that it works.

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