Police Supt. David Brown After Another Violent Weekend: 'We Cannot Allow This To Be Normalized In This City'It’s the Monday story everyone fears will become a reality, and sadly, yet again, we are forced to tell you about an incredibly violent weekend in Chicago.
Nearly 80 People Shot In Chicago, 15 Of Them Killed, In July 4th Weekend Violence Since Late FridayNearly 80 people have been shot in Chicago since Friday night this July 4th holiday weekend, and 15 of them have been killed.
Supt. Brown Blames Open-Air Drug Markets, Gangs Using Young Recruits With No Record, For Spate Of Violence In ChicagoIn decrying the gun violence that has left several children dead and wounded in the last two weeks, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said open-air drug markets were partially to blame.
'Violence Is Ripping Us Apart': Mayor Lori Lightfoot Laments Another Bloody Weekend; Police Ask For Help Finding 'Evil, Murdering Bastards' Who Killed 2 Children"Every single one of these deaths means that we are burying our future," Mayor Lightfoot said.
Police Ask For Help Finding Car Spotted Near Where 1-Year-Old Sincere Gaston Was Shot And KilledPolice on Monday were asking for the public’s help in finding a car that was seen near the site where a 1-year-old boy was shot and killed over the weekend.
Chicago Police To Deploy 1,200 Extra Officers For July 4th Weekend; 'It's A Full-Court Press'"Our endgame is arrests for the precursors to violence, so every day we're going to be clearing corners," Police Supt. David Brown said.
At Least 17 Killed In Shootings In Chicago This Weekend, Including 1-Year-Old Boy And 10-Year-Old GirlAt least 14 people were killed in shootings in Chicago this weekend, including a 1-year-old boy who was hit by bullet while riding in a car in Englewood, and a 10-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet in her home in Logan Square.
Group Goes Door-To-Door, Pools Money For Justice After 1-Year-Old Boy Is Among Latest To Be Shot Dead In EnglewoodAs it is after every violent weekend – especially when kids become victims – the question becomes, what now? And what can we do better?
City Leaders Say Politics, Economics, Unrest, And Mistrust Of Police Have Created Perfect Storm For Gun Violence In ChicagoAs Chicago grapples with another violent weekend in which two children were among those killed, city leaders called the violence a symptom of politics, economics, and growing unrest.
Text Message Urges Chicago Police Officers To Call In Sick, Limit Arrests In A 'Blue Flu'Along with a spike in violence in Chicago this past weekend comes with a new push by members of the police union to get officers on the street to stand down – and even stay home.
13-Year-Old Amaria Jones Was Showing Mom Dance Move When She Was Killed By Stray Bullet In South AustinAmaria Jones, 13, who was in the middle of showing her mom a dance move at their West Side home when a gunman – still on the loose – ended a life loaded with promise.
After More Than 100 Shot In Chicago Over The Weekend, CPD Supt. David Brown Again Says Too Many Violent Felons Not Properly MonitoredAccording to Chicago police and data collected by CBS 2, at least 102 people were shot from 5 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday, including 12 children. At least 13 people were killed, including at least five children.
On Weekend That Saw 3-Year-Old, 4 Teens Killed In Chicago, Supt. Brown Says Violent Offenders Are Not Being Monitored And Methods Must ChangeChicago Police Supt. David Brown on Sunday demanded that violent offenders be kept in jail longer and that home monitoring be revamped, because “it’s not working.”
'A Fail' How Mayor Lightfoot Called Plans To Curb Weekend Violence"We can't do this alone solely with the resources of the Chicago Police Department and I have said this many times. What we experience every day with gun violence is a public health crisis and we have to treat it as such."
11 Children Wounded In Weekend Shootings In ChicagoAt least 26 people were shot across the city between Friday afternoon and early Monday, four of them fatally.