Guilty Verdicts In Black Souls Gang Racketeering TrialFourteen other Black Souls members pled guilty before the trial.
Four Dismissed In Black Souls Trial; One Juror Let Go After FaintingThe trial of alleged top leaders of the Black Souls street gang took a bizarre turn two days into jury deliberations, as nearly half the jury was dismissed in a matter of hours Thursday — four for showing signs of bias, and a fifth who fainted in the jury room and left the courthouse in an ambulance.
Jurors To Be Sequestered In Black Souls Racketeering TrialProsecutors on Monday compared the six square blocks of the West Side controlled by the Black Souls to technology behemoth Apple Inc., while defense lawyers said the street gang was simply a “random collection of dudes.”
Gang Informant Built Case Against Black Souls, Did Crimes On The SideAs his FBI handler testified last week before Alex Williams took the stand, informants seldom are Boy Scouts.
Black Souls Racketeering Trial Opens, Set To Last More Than 2 MonthsCook County prosecutors allege the gang was behind a multimillion-dollar drug business and at least six murders.
In Wake Of Homicide, Police Crack Down On West Side GangNearly 200 gang members belonging to what the Chicago Police Department calls the most violent gang faction in the West Side's Harrison District have been arrested as part of the department's effort to crack down on gangs that are responsible for homicides, police Superintendent Jody P. Weis announced on Sunday.