Chicago Gangs make Pact To Fire On Any Cop With Gun Drawn. is it Time For Citizens To Make A Pact Against Gangs?
The Chicago Police Department has confirmed to Fox News the existence of an intelligence alert reportedly sent out by the FBI warning area law enforcement of a pact among street gangs “to ‘shoot-on-sight any cop that has a weapon drawn on any subject in public’.”
The “Potential Activity Alert” from FBI officials was sent out Aug. 26, according to ABC7, which says it has obtained a copy of it.
“We have been made aware of this threat by a law enforcement partner,” a Chicago police spokesperson told Fox News on Tuesday. “The Chicago Police Department takes all threats against officer safety seriously and we will take all necessary measures to safeguard our officers.”
The alert — which mentions around 36 gangs, including the Latin Kings and Vice Lords — says “members of these gang factions have been actively searching for, and filming, police officers in performance of their official duties,” ABC7 says.
“The purpose of which is to catch on film an officer drawing his/her weapon on any subject and the subsequent ‘shoot on-site’ of said officer, in order to garner national media attention,” it added, according to the station.
But ABC7 also said the information is coming from “a contact whose reporting is limited and whose reliability cannot be determined.”
The office of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, when contacted by Fox News, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
It seems Chicago Democrat Mayor can’t be bothered with something as petty as police protection, one has to wonder, should Chicago police tell her that they can’t be bothered with something as silly as her protection?
We have already seen two police officers in Chicago shot while conducting a traffic stop over the weekend, should the cops start to deal with every stop as a possible shooter? Further, should the cops do the same, chose to shoot at any gang member they see?
One of the officers targeted in that incident had to undergo surgery for lung and abdominal injuries and is in serious condition, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The other was shot in the shoulder and has been released from medical care.
Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said Monday that he believes “people are seeking to do harm to cops.”
“I think it’s bigger than a suggestion,” Brown said, according to ABC7. “I think 51 officers being shot at or shot in one year, I think that quadruples any previous year in Chicago’s history. So I think it’s more than a suggestion that people are seeking to do harm to cops.”
At this point one has to wonder, when will this stop? Is it going to take the law-abiding citizens of Chicago to feel they have had enough and start to hunt down the gang members and shooting them on sight?
I hate to see this escalate to violence, but sadly sometimes some people only understand violence.