Street Gang RICO Law

Gov. Pat Quinn, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, Cook County State's Atty. Anita Alvarez, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel attend a news conference to announce the governor's signing of the state's new "Street Gang RICO" law, allowing prosecutors to go after street gangs as criminal organizations, much like the feds target the mob. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs New State Law To Target Street Gangs

Local prosecutors in Illinois now have the power to go after street gangs as criminal organizations, much like the way federal prosecutors often target members of the mob.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy urge Gov. Pat Quinn to sign the "Street Gang RICO" Law, which would allow state prosecutors to go after street gang leaders, much like federal prosecutors use federal RICO laws to target mobsters. (Credit: CBS)

Alvarez, McCarthy Urge Quinn To Sign New ‘Street Gang RICO’ Law

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy are urging Gov. Pat Quinn to quickly sign legislation considered to be a powerful new tool for law enforcement agencies to target gangs in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012