With Gun Violence At Crisis Level In Chicago, Victims Hope Crackdown On Straw Purchases And Gun Trafficking Has An ImpactPolice blame some of the violence in Chicago on illegal guns brought in from other states, and they’re starting to crack down on it. As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported Monday night, victims of gun violence say it’s about time.
Chicago Man Indicted for Alleged Straw Handgun Purchases at Suburban StoreA Chicago man has been indicted on federal firearm charges after allegedly straw purchasing handguns for another person at a suburban Chicago store, officials said.
Judge Orders Release Of Jamel Danzy, Accused Straw Purchaser Of Gun Used In Slaying Of CPD Officer Ella FrenchU.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Gilbert ordered Danzy's release from federal custody on Wednesday, citing the fact he has no prior criminal record, and that he has a job as a teacher's aide in Merrillville.
Feds Easily Tracked Alleged Straw Purchase Of Gun Used To Kill Chicago Police Officer Ella French, But Stopping Such Purchases Isn't So EasyThe gun pipeline to Chicago has been a focus of attention from the White House to City Hall lately. In the shooting this past weekend that killed Chicago Police Officer Ella French and critically wounded her partner in West Englewood, Jamel Danzy of Hammond, Indiana was hit with federal charges on Monday, accused of buying the gun that was used in the shooting.