Why chicagos gang book is a problem for communities of color. An illinois state police sergeant looks through the gang book on june 12, 2018, in downtown chicago. That last gang book, which is used as a guide for regional police, was published in 2012. The chicago crime commission recently published an update to its gang book. Sugar creek gang books 16 set the swamp robberthe killer bear the winter rescuethe lost campersthe chicago adventurethe secret hideout by paul hutchens jun 1, 1997 4. The fracturing of gangs and violence in chicago great cities. Social media escalates gang violence, new gang book.
The chicago crime commission says the new gang book is the most. The official release of the 2018 gang book on tuesday is the first time since 2012 the crimeprevention group has released a new gang book. The devastating gun violence in chicago once again garnered national attention after 66 were shot, 12 fatally, during a particularly violent weekend earlier this month. The chicago crime com this guide and training tool was developed to be of use to the most expert gang investigators, as well as to the parent, educator or business owner who may know little about chicago metropolitan street gangs. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. New chicago gang book highlights rise in factions, social media. Today, just days before the new sticker is scheduled to be printed, concerns have been raised that the hands are forming chicago street gang signs, not something either mayor rahm emanual or city. The chicago gang book and the false info inside it youtube. Nprs audie cornish speaks with columbia university.
A look at todays chicago gangs and how theyve changed. In chicago, a nonprofit linked to the business community has handed out a thick book to police stations and schools. Sugar creek gang books 16 set the swamp robberthe killer bear the winter rescuethe lost campersthe chicago adventurethe secret hideout by paul hutchens jun 1. The chicago crime commissions gang book publication is an acclaimed compilation of current gang trends. People who want to know more about gangs in chicago have a new resource, a 300page book by the chicago crime commission that details gang profiles, members, graffiti, tatoos and maps with current. The chicago crime commission on tuesday published its first new gang book in six years. The chicago crime commission has released its latest book of street gangs in the chicago area that identifies about a thousand leaders and posts their mugshots over nearly 400 pages. The book acknowledges that chicagos gangs no longer follow the traditional hierarchy model with a centralized structure. The primary street gangs that pose the greatest threat in the chicago area are the gangster disciples, black disciples, black p stone nation, vice lords, and latin kings. Gang book details chicagos criminal organizations wbez. Published june 12, 2018 updated on july 5, 2019 at 11. The gang book is used as a tool to assist law enforcement, educators, and community justice partners in combating and understanding gangs. Chicago is home to several street gangs that are heavily involved in drug distribution, violent crime, and other criminal activity. The bloody rise and redemption of boxer enriquez, a mexican mob killer by chris blatchford, always runni.
The book names 59 active chicago gangs and includes updated gangturf maps. Explosion of chicagos black street gangs1900 to present. Chicago street gangs revealed in new gang book youtube. Published on jun 12, 2018 the chicago crime commission says the new gang book is the most comprehensive study ever of chicago street gangs. Why chicagos gang book is a problem for communities of. Chicagos gangland empire revealed in detailed map daily. People who want to know more about gangs in chicago have a new resource, a 300page book by the chicago crime commission that details. Read these 3 books about gun violence in chicago the new. It lists more than 2,400 gang factions that have sprung with the. Frederic thrasher included the chart in his book about mobsters, the gang, a study of gangs in chicago some of the most notorious gangsters in us. At least 82 people were shot, 14 fatally, in chicago over the long holiday.
Est to reflect new details on the total number of people shot during weekend violence in chicago. Chicago has 59 active street gangs, with more than 2,000 semiautonomous factions. The chicago crime commission says the new gang book is the most comprehensive study ever of chicago street gangs. Chicago crime commission unveiling 1st gang book since. Chicago wls the chicago crime commission gave police an inside look into the influence of social media on street gangs tuesday with the release of the latest gang book. The new horizontal cliques are not factions of traditional gangs, as the chicago crime commission2 2018.136 322 1396 1079 88 1300 390 341 468 239 1467 760 927 1399 494 683 509 121 37 437 1395 685 339 929 721 1491 507 205 1304 61 58 487 473 1122 1339 488