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Post by Quiet-Q » May 9th, 2017, 6:12 pm

CPD orders security for Southwest Side alderman after gang threat

CHICAGO 05/09/2017, 12:42am

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th) was placed under guard Monday by the Chicago Police Department after a street gang made a “credible threat” against him, sources said.

Over the past week, Lopez has angrily voiced his opposition to the street gangs suspected of several high-profile shootings in his Southwest Side ward, including two officers who were wounded last week and 11 people shot — three fatally — on Sunday.

Lopez’s home and office are being watched by officers because of a threat attributed to the Satan Disciples, sources said. Members of the gang were the targets of Sunday’s shootings in the Brighton Park neighborhood, according to police.

Lopez declined to comment on the threat before speaking at a community rally with police officials and community organizers on Monday evening at the corner of 46th Place and Rockwell, where Sunday’s shooting happened.

“Nothing that people throw my direction can compare to what my residents face on a daily basis,” he said.




The rookie alderman has maintained a high profile since he was elected in 2015.

He went toe-to-toe with Mayor Rahm Emanuel in calling for every penny of unclaimed property-tax rebate money be used to fight crime, but later backed off of that demand.


On Sunday, he told reporters he was “thankful today that no innocent lives were lost” in the Brighton Park shootings, a slap in the face of the Satan Disciples whose members were killed.

Two people who identified themselves as relatives of the people shot dead on Sunday afternoon began shouting over Lopez as he spoke at the close of Monday’s rally, which drew more than 100 neighborhood residents.

“They’re not animals!” a woman yelled. “They were people. They mattered and you’re talking about them like s—!”

“That could’ve been my baby!” another woman yelled at her.

“That was my family! They mattered!” the first woman retorted before walking away from the rally.



Police said they suspect the Latin Saints street gang was responsible for Sunday’s mass shooting in an attempt to reclaim lost gang territory.

At about 5:15 p.m., masked gunmen armed with assault rifles opened fire at 46th Place and Rockwell, shooting 10 people and killing two of them, a man and a woman.

The victims had been gathered on the street at a makeshift memorial for a 26-year-old man who was killed earlier on Sunday just down the block.

Police knew the memorial could attract more gang violence and officers had driven past it shortly before the mass shooting, said one police source, calling it “brazen.”

The shootings involved assault rifles, police said.


Police are now watching for the Satan Disciples to retaliate for Sunday’s shootings. People lighted candles on Monday night in memorials along a row house near the shooting scene.

“This won’t ever end,” a 21-year-old man named Rigo said after the rally. “I had a memorial for my two brothers killed last month. Just a matter of time till the next one.”

Arturo Rodriguez, who has raised three sons with his wife in Brighton Park for 25 years, said he heard the gunfire from Sunday’s shooting.

“It’s really scary. I don’t even like my wife walking far down the block to her car now,” he said.


Deputy Police Supt. Kevin Navarro (left) and Ald. Raymond Lopez speak at the scene where suspected gang members opened fire on a group attending a memorial for a man killed earlier Sunday.

Concern over the gang conflicts in Lopez’s ward rose to a new level on May 2 when two plainclothes tactical officers were shot at 43rd and Ashland in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Earlier that day, a La Raza member was shot by rivals near 20th and Halsted while riding in a black Nissan, police say. After the victim was taken to the hospital, police let the men in the Nissan drive away. But tactical officers followed them in an unmarked van.

Police supervisors called off the surveillance, but the gang members in the Nissan apparently knew the van was tailing them. They alerted fellow gang members, who shot at the van with a .223-caliber high-powered rifle, authorities say.

One officer was struck in the back and another — the son of a deputy chief — was hit in the arm and hip, police said. The officers were treated at Stroger Hospital and released.

On Monday, Angel Gomez, 18, a reputed La Raza member, was ordered held without bail on charges of attempted murder and attempted battery in the officers’ shootings. Police said they think the gang members thought the officers were members of a rival gang — and not cops.

Sources said gangs in Back of the Yards and Brighton Park know La Raza will come under intense scrutiny from the Chicago Police Department for the rest of the year because of the shooting of the two officers. That’s expected to create a power vacuum in those neighborhoods and in other parts of the city, which La Raza’s rivals will try to exploit.

Police officers have been on high alert in Back of the Yards and Brighton Park in recent months because many of the gang shootings in those neighborhoods have involved assault rifles that are capable of piercing officers’ body armor.

In Back of the Yards, 35 people have been shot in 2017 — six of them this past weekend alone. In Brighton Park, 36 people have been shot this year, including the 11 shot on Sunday at 46th Place and Rockwell.

Despite all of that violence, shootings and killings were down in the Deering and Chicago Lawn police districts through the end of April, compared with the first four months of 2016. The Latin Saints, Latin Souls, Satan Disciples, La Raza, Almighty Saints and Latin Kings are among the gangs that have been driving the violence there.

Citywide, 1,093 people have been shot in 2017, according to Sun-Times records.
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Post by BuffaloCriss » May 9th, 2017, 6:23 pm

That area on fire currently too

Halo City (Saints) vs 48th Side (La Raza) vs No Love Ville (Two Six) vs Rockwell (SDs)

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Post by Fuckcambodians » May 9th, 2017, 6:30 pm

^^^ them boys going harder than outwest mobs n southside moes vs disciples :lol: and they using sticks, said them saints sent 2 niggas with choppas too shoot 10 of em :lmao: but they still snitching on each other and helping the polices out :wtf2:
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No sanctuary in Chicago's street gang wars
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The young woman in black with hot pink hair stood at the curb at 46th Place and Rockwell.

It is not a place of sanctuary. It is a place of death, one of many such places in Chicago's street gang wars, and she was marking it again.


She knelt down, sobbed, covering her face with her left hand, using her right to begin reconstructing a shrine to a dead gangster. She fished into the gutter and pulled out a stem of a broken rose. She plucked up handfuls of torn red rose petals from the gutter and put these on the curb too. She also put three candles, two rosaries and a mini bottle of tequila on the curb.

She said someone had already dismantled a makeshift shrine that had been there the day before, where 10 people were shot Sunday, two of them killed.


"I was going to take it down there where there's a Virgin (statue)," she said, waving the back of her hand north on Rockwell. "But they don't give a s---. They threw his s--- away."

Chicago police drove by and a cop begged her to leave "before you get yourself killed."

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"We don't need any more people killed here," said the officer.

"I don't want you killed," he said. "I understand you've got to grieve. I'll wait. But you'll have to go."


He sat in his squad car, waiting, and she waved him away, sobbing, curling up on that curb, hugging herself with tattooed arms.

It is from this place of death that the life of Ald. Ray Lopez, 15th, was threatened by the street gangs the other day for telling an inconvenient truth: that the only innocents are the decent families in the neighborhood and their children who walk past the gang shrines on the way to school.

"The gangs aren't innocent," Lopez told me. "They put out their shrines, they try to recruit children and they kill. The neighbors know how bad it is, but I really don't think Chicago knows how bad it is."

It is an intergenerational problem, of grandfathers and fathers and sons and mothers and daughters wearing their gang colors. And it is woven into the history of Chicago politics, where for more than a century street gangs have been political muscle for the Democratic Party.

Symbolic politics take place elsewhere, in the media world, in the Twittersphere, with much snarkiness and virtue signaling. It is in this media world where Mayor Rahm Emanuel scores points for mocking President Donald Trump on immigration and sanctuary city policies.

Emanuel has problems with black voters — the trial of a white cop in the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald is coming up, and the mayor's disastrous handling of it all will be resurrected.

So Emanuel pivots and becomes Mayor Zorro, championing Latino causes, seeking re-election by thumping his Trump pinata.

But the mayor wasn't at that corner of 46th Place and Rockwell. It is far from his politics. I didn't see any pinatas there.

And no sanctuary, either, just a woman on a curb, trying to grab her breath on a quiet morning as police guarded her.

In other countries, say, on the side of a bad mountain road, the places of death are marked with white crosses, and you can see them from miles off, stretching along the hillsides below.

But on 46th Place, you turn the corner and hear the sobs and there she is, with her candles and the broken rose.

If you've been following the news, you know about that place of death on 46th Place and Rockwell.


A 26-year-old gang-banger, Daniel Cordova, a reputed member of the Satan's Disciples, was killed there early Sunday morning. He'd put up video on Facebook, taunting other gangs, bragging that he planned to stay out all night in his car.

He posted it around 3 a.m. Authorities say the Almighty Saints found him a half-hour later and shot him to death.


That afternoon, on that spot, at a makeshift shrine to Cordova, a crowd including his friends and family and Satan's Disciples, gathered to pay their respects, with their flowers and their candles and the mini tequilas and other markings of street dead.

A van pulled up. Two men got out and started shooting with rifles, police said. Eight people were shot and wounded and two more were shot and killed: Cordova's friends, Adriana Williams and her brother Michael, were dead.

That evening, Ald. Lopez stood with neighbors and cops and said something most aldermen in gang-infested communities don't dare say after killings at gang shrines.

He said that "no innocent lives were lost." And immediately came those death threats. And now he has police guarding his home.

"We had a meeting Monday night right there at that place," he told me. "Some of them got angry. But you know something? Some of the neighbors stood up to them and said their kids could have been killed. That's what's required here. The neighbors have to stand up."

But Chicago's hot summer hasn't even hit yet. It's still cool. And there will be more gang shrines, and other women with their candles.

I remember the woman with pink hair this way: trying to put that broken rose back together, putting handfuls of torn rose petals on the curb, patting them with her fingertips, touching the rosaries and the candles and the mini tequila again and again with the cop idling in his car.

And then she gathered them up and walked away.

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Post by Fuckcambodians » May 9th, 2017, 9:11 pm

homie cordova is the espanol sdn version of lil jojo :rip: :lmao: :shoot: posted it online and got killed half of hour later by the saints :lmao:
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Post by BuffaloCriss » May 9th, 2017, 9:36 pm

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A 26-year-old gang-banger, Daniel Cordova, a reputed member of the Satan's Disciples, was killed there early Sunday morning. He'd put up video on Facebook, taunting other gangs, bragging that he planned to stay out all night in his car.

He posted it around 3 a.m. Authorities say the Almighty Saints found him a half-hour later and shot him to death.


That afternoon, on that spot, at a makeshift shrine to Cordova, a crowd including his friends and family and Satan's Disciples, gathered to pay their respects, with their flowers and their candles and the mini tequilas and other markings of street dead.

A van pulled up. Two men got out and started shooting with rifles, police said. Eight people were shot and wounded and two more were shot and killed: Cordova's friends, Adriana Williams and her brother Michael, were dead.

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