Chicago Police Prepare for Another Violent Weekend

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaks at a news conference accompanied by Mayor Rahm Emanuel Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Chicago. Between 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 and 6 a.m. Monday morning local time, police say at least 11 people were killed and about 70 were wounded in Chicago. Emanuel and Johnson said the weekend shootings were concentrated in just a few neighborhoods on Chicago's West and South Sides, in areas where street gangs are entrenched. Johnson said the shootings "are not random" and are "fueled by gang conflicts." (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

Chicago Police plan to crack down on large parties before they turn violent this weekend.
After one of the bloodiest weekends ever in Chicago, Police are offering a plan to halt this kind of violence moving forward.
Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said that officers will crack down on “large, unsanctioned street parties” of the sort that became the scene of several shootings this past weekend.
Johnson estimated 20 percent of the shooting victims this past weekend were at these kinds of parties.
74 people were shot, 12 fatally, across the city over the weekend.



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