Federal Agents To Assist Police In Fighting Crime On South, West Side

UPDATED 02/10/12 1:44 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Friday announced partnerships with federal law enforcement to reduce violent crime in police districts on the South and West sides.

Police in the Englewood and Harrison districts will partner with the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to conduct joint investigations, share information, and stiffen penalties related to federal prosecutions.

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“We’re putting partnerships, practices, and resources in place to make our communities stronger and more secure,” Mayor Emanuel said in a news release. “These partnerships with federal law enforcement agencies are another tool we will utilize to fight crime and reduce violence in our city.”

The Harrison District includes the East and West Garfield Park neighborhoods, as well as parts of Humboldt Park and North Lawndale. It is also poised to be combined with the Wood District, which includes Ukrainian Village and West Town just to the east.

The two districts combined account for nearly 25 percent of the murders and shootings citywide last year, and nearly a third of violent crimes in the first two weeks of 2012.

Under the new partnership, the U.S. Attorney’s office will partner with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office to review all gun cases in the two districts and identify which ones warrant federal prosecution.

The FBI will assist Chicago Police detectives in investigating shootings the districts, and the DEA has dedicated three teams to work alongside Chicago Police Gang Intelligence and Narcotics to help take down drug markets.

The U.S. Marshals Service will go after fugitives, the ATF will assist in shutting down the illegal gun trade in the districts, and the Internal Revenue Service will go after targets in the two districts for proof of their source of questionable income, the city said.

“Violence in our communities transcends neighborhood boundaries and must be confronted with every available resource,” McCarthy said in the release. “Alliances with our federal law enforcement partners will extend the reach of our crime-fighting plan and reinforce comprehensive efforts to realize and sustain results in violence reduction.”

Last month, Mayor Emanuel announced plans to saturate the Englewood and Harrison districts with uniformed police patrol officers, to beef up the Narcotics Division so they can investigate and eliminate violence-prone areas, and to allocate significant resources to gang enforcement.

McCarthy said the targeted enforcement program seems to have led to a drop in violent crime in the district, but it is too early to draw conclusions.

“These become benchmarks – you know, a day without shootings, 56 hours without a shooting like we did a couple of days ago, a week without a murder in this city – these are benchmarks that we build upon our successes,” he said. “That is not declaring victory.”

Police said they planned to target problematic licensed establishments and dismantle the most violent gangs in each district. Local churches and community groups are assisting the Police Department in its efforts.

  • InalienableWrights

    The police state rolls on…..Federal agents? Like the FBI? That shot Vicky Weaver in the head while holding her baby at Ruby Ridge? The burned children to death at Waco? That chopped the arms off of Gorden Kahl? That murdered Jesse Trentadue? That threatened to kill the families of police investigating the OK bombing of a children’s daycare?

    Excuse me but I’ll take the criminals over the Feds any day.

    • Lizzie

      Does “paranoid” apply here? Holy cow, get a life!

      • InalienableWrights
      • InalienableWrights

        No Lizzie all these acts are proven front page news and in the historical record.

        It seems like you are not very bright and can not even put 2 and 2 together….. just like the rest of the fluoride drinking sheeple BTW so you do have lots of company.

    • LGW

      It’s only Englewood & the west side. Believe me, nobody will be able to clean up those areas.

      • InaGWlienableWrights

        LGW stop the war on drugs and quit disarming people and the situation would resolve itself within a year.

  • InalienableWrights

    Note: more censorship here….
    Bottom line: we need to get rid of the FBI and probably prosecute a heck of a lo of them.

    • mgh

      How about having the FBI assist in tearing down abandoned, uninhabitable, burned-out, boarded-up homes, buildings and businesses in Englewood?

      Children on their way to school have to walk past these dangerous dumps.

      Mayor Emanuel is not just a mayor, he is a huge part of the government, he can get all his friends to bring in the heavy machinery and clean up Englewood and the west side. That would improve the quality of life and put a smile on his face.

      He can send the owners of those uninhabitable dumps a big bill.

  • InalienableWrights

    Google Gorden Kahl and Jesse Trentadue since the press–titutes won’t let me post links to them here.

    • InalienableWrights

      Sorry Gordon Kahl

  • Afro
  • Afro
  • Don

    Are they going to be wearing BROWN SHIRTS and carrying weapons from KRUPP ARMS, Rahm’s other new best friend and partner?

    Were the people or their representatives, the Aldermen, consulted on this plan? I think not because any Chicagoan could have told them this has been tried and the solution was worse than the problem. Remember Cointelpro.

    The gun problem in Chicago is a product of the Chicago Gun Laws (maybe I should have said Illinois because Rahm now wants to expand to cover the entire state with his newest Gun Law). It’s all about money and the biggest benefactor is the Criminal Injustice System not solving the problem they create.

    Fuhrer Emanuel is starting to look more fascist than Emporeor Daly ever was.

  • Afro

    This is how Gordon Kahl died

    While Gordon Kahl was pinned to the floor by the 6 to 8 Delta Force panthers, still under attack from the gun butts, the FBI agent with the fireman’s axe turned to Gordon Kahl himself and chopped off his hand. Then he went around and chopped off Gordon Kahl’s other hand, and then both of his feet were severed. While screaming with pain and with blood gushing out profusely over the floor where his hands and feet used to be, Gordon Kahl was shot in the head at close range, killing him.

    • InalienableWrights

      Good job Afro your post is from the site that this forum will not let you link to. Instead you can only link to the dubious sanitized mainstream media Wiki version of the murder of a patriot by the criminal FBI

      • InalienableWrights

        And the press-titutes want these killers here to “protect us”? They might as well bring in Charlie Manson and Jeffery Dahlmer while they are at it.

      • InalienableWrights

        All of these federal agencies not just the FBI have an extremely sordid and criminal past and present. You DO NOT want them in you town. They are here to enslave you not to protect you.

      • Afro

        Yeah I been having trouble with it too

  • Barry Brown

    YOU may have a bunch dirty rotten cops who are thieves and lairs and break the law every chance they get, But let me tell all you bad ass’, with out the rest of the good cops, judges, prosecuters and lawyers we would be in deep DU DU and that stinks. And further more i like camras and stop signs.

    • spellcheck

      I hope you like spell check too.

  • Afro

    I believe Rahm Emanuel is trying to start an all out civil war, The Government needs to investigate their own (Rahm) before bad stuff starts happening.

    Ladies and gentlemen of Chicago the wolves are about to be loosed up on you

  • Afro

    Any good cops should leave the force and side with humanity

  • Afro

    The constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land not these clowns that don’t even believe in it

  • anotheron

    Watch out you may get sued for Racism or Discrimination!


    The Southside jungle is way past the CPD,FBI,ATF,or any other taxpayer paid policing group. Daley the First should have just brought in the Marines back in the late 60’s to clean the streets out and the shyt that goes on down there wouldn’t be happening today. It’s a war zone,bring in the Marine snipers and let them teach the thugs how to shoot and get it all over with.


      You are just as stupid as your name. You do not know of the fire power they have in englewood or any other neighborhood for that matter. Have you ever been in englewood when they bring the new year in? Were you around when the bulls were winning the games in the 90’s? I’m telling you, people have HEAVY WEIGHT fire power in the hood and you better know what you are doing when you go into those communities.


        BEEN THERE,Yes I was around in the 90’s when the Bulls were winning the games. Actually I was in our Sky Box at the United Center when the Bulls were winning all those games in the 90’s. I guess it’s my being stupid that I had a Sky Box to watch all those games. And yes I have been in Englewood on New Years eve,and yes,I grew up in Englewood . Heavy weight fire power in the hood? Nothing even close to what a Marine Platoon can bring to the party. Some AK’S and some TEC’s with a shooter behind each one that can’t hit the broadside of a brick bungalow? You do see the poor results of their shooting ability every day in the headlines don’t you? Or are you too stupid to know the diff between a WIA and a KIA ? You’re also too stupid to see my comment was tongue in cheek and the focus was the jungle is so far gone Chicago should just put a fence around it and let the thugs kill each other. Have a nice day and you better stay away from 79th. and Stoney.

  • Tom

    I’ll take my chances walking the streets on the south and west sides with hundred dollar bills hanging out of my pockets rather than live within a mile of the paranoid, anti-government nuts who commented above.

    • Another N W A

      Southside be my jungle I don’t need hillbilly cammo you just remember that, I got speed and the cover of darkness. You on the other hand light skin and all, light up like a lamp, I can get you and I don’t care about no gun laws those just be plea bargain tools. I could gut you in tree like those hillbilly’s do they deers. I don’t respect no white mans government, I am a continuation, part 3 if you will of what your ancestors brought upon you.

      • Jack

        fu n*gger

    • Another NWA

      Hey Tom, you bring your honky ass to my hood I’ll jack you up faster than any of them hillbillies, they got the cammo for being in the woods, but I got the cover of darkness I would cap your ass and run to the shadows before you know what hit you. My guess is you better stay with the hillbillies.

    • InalienableWrights

      Tom your comments make no sense and you offer no logic to why we should love criminals.

  • THEE Yard Ape

    I hope they have tanks and I hope they build a dome over “junglewood” once and for all. Or perhaps an “anti-negro-bug-bomb” would do the trick?? OR maybe a whiff of Lyndia’s lethal “thang” would be enough??

  • Tom

    To THEE Yard Ape-You bring up a good point. Why not use a drone? And i’m serious. I know for a fact that on the west coast the cops use them or something similar to them. Having said that, I expect that the city /. fed plan will have an impact. I know for a fact it will, at least in the short term. Watch what happens in the next six months.

    • Afro

      Tom People can Govern them selves, now there are those protected ones that have trouble in that area but, with out government in the way we could manage them just fine. Now if you are a thief, criminal, rapist, or some kind of molester, then Tom, I too don’t want you to live near me.

      • THEE Yard Ape

        @’Fro- not sure what’s been up with you, but you seem to have gone off the deep end. Are you seriously telling me that these fuking ni @@ ers can govern themselves?? They get bolder and more violent by the day. I understand your whole point about gun rights, etc., but if it takes feds or trained armed forces to bring down these savage apes, then I’m all for it!!!

        @Tom – drones would be great, especially if they are armed with hellfire missles!!!

      • Afro

        YA I did include those protected that have trouble here is what I said about that.

        “now there are those protected ones that have trouble in that area but, with out government in the way we could manage them just fine.”

      • Lyndia

        You have a lot of nerves. YOU are the thief, rapist (of small children) murder and freak. mf

      • Afro

        YardApe don’t get protected confused with people, I said people can Govern them selves

      • InalienableWrights

        Yard Ape – the whole situation has been contrived, manipulated, and created by the feds so that you will agree with them doing what they wanted to do in the first place. It is called the Hegelian dialectic and has been used by all governments in history. But I forgot guberment schools don’t teach real history.

        You are soon going to have the fox in the hen house as the fox wanted in the first place.

    • InalienableWrights

      What’s going to happen you morons – is that you are going to be targeted by drones just like the Iraqi’s and the Afghans. The only difference is that you are not as bright as they are.

  • Hamburglar

    Now if the judges could do their job this might actually help. No more softies.

  • in the thick of it

    A few years ago, Gov. Blago offered to send in the National Guard to help with crime and Daley turned him down.

    I live in Englewood and the worst time of the year is coming up: springtime/warm weather. We can’t even enjoy a nice warm day in this neighborhood because the warm weather brings out the leadfoots in their cars; more daytime shootings; and the mobs ranging from 30 to 100 teens marching down the middle of the streets.
    What also needs attention is Brighton Park/Kelly High School area and Bridgeport. Violent, gang-infested areas.

    • Afro

      If you know your history the only reason the north won in the civil war was because of the black troops willing to fight. The south was winning until Abe enlisted more troops and who had more reason to fight than the black man. Now the same fascist Government is reaping what they sew!

  • righttrack

    The only way to clean up those sides of town is with deadly force – take out the trash !!! Eliminate those that are committing the crimes, so they can’t commit any more, and so they can’t reproduce more welfare ghetto thugs. They are nothing but a drain on society.

  • The real James Hamilton
    • InalienableWrights

      I think by the definition of secession that people in Chicago have to make that choice. I am all for kicking them the hell out but that is another word I think….

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