Chicago police crack down on West Side gang
Chicago police crack down on a West Side street gang known for violence against people who help the police.
A task force announced the arrests of dozens of gang members yesterday.
The 41 arrests were made under a new state racketeering law.
In all, 23 members of the gang have been charged with racketeering conspiracy, while 18 more face state drug or weapons charges
Police and prosecutors called it “Operation 40-caliber” after the type of gun the gang members allegedly used for seven murders and other violence since the 1990’s.