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Chicago Hires Peace Group to Stem Gang Killings

June 26, 2012  | 

CeaseFire Illinois, a group that works against violence, is being recruited by the city of Chicago as part of a pilot program to help reduce crime in two police districts, one on the West Side and the other on the South Side.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the city will give the group a one-year grant for $1 million to hire 40 "interrupters" who will mediate conflicts in the Ogden and Grand Crossing districts, where gun violence has spiked.

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Tags: Chicago PD, Crime Trends, Street Gangs


Comments (11)

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Ralph Spyer @ 6/26/2012 6:06 PM

The City of Chicago is now employing gang bangers to end the homicide in Chicago, and calling these emoloyee interrupters.Who ever thought of this idea also wanted to tear down the projects and put public housing through Chicago ,correct? They should get their head out of their ass

Eric Kolbinsky @ 6/26/2012 8:21 PM

Who is CeaseFire Illinois? Follow the money!

Tom ret @ 6/26/2012 9:36 PM

Sounds like it would work about as well as sending a peace group to
Afghanistan.

Retired Boss @ 6/26/2012 10:07 PM

They should talk to Ray Kelly

Mark Tarte @ 6/26/2012 10:41 PM

Right. I've got a feeling that in one year's time, the violence may have been reduced a scoosh, but that the "Interrupters" lifestyles will have been made much, much more luxurious.

Bob@Az. @ 6/27/2012 12:56 AM

Man, I thought I'd seen it all. This is so not funny. Wonder how many blues they could put on the street for a mil. Better yet, put a bounty on each and every banger in the city, no questions asked, just dump the bodies in any dumpster! I just don't understand how come the draconian gun laws of Chicago and Illinois in general have failed. Maybe it's the gutter-scum that inhabits or infests the city. Flush it.

SgtPaul @ 6/27/2012 6:13 AM

Are you kidding me! Why not just negotiate with the enemy? Better yet find a "community organizer" like the highly qualified person we have in the White House to fix this! Bring back a "Weed and Seed" type program and take out the trash! Take back your Comunity and city like you are proud of it. There is no dealing with those "hood rats" ... Kick them to the curb and take back the streets... Period!

Badge 131 @ 6/27/2012 7:15 AM

They should have hired some NYPD guys that worked for Giuliani a few years ago. Turn 'em loose and don't worry about hurting somebody's feelings.

DPB @ 6/27/2012 2:17 PM

This is just the start. Wait and see if the community organizer is re-elected. Every police department in the country will have these interrupters riding in the cars with us. Can you say Commissar Commrade???

Fla Cop @ 7/17/2012 7:07 AM

You want to end the violence in Chicago? Get ride of the Chief. I heard him on the radio last week blamming the violence on the "oppression of the African-Americans by whites for 200 years". WHAT??? So Black-on-Black crime, gang bangers from El Salvador and Mexico, corrupt government officials, and on and on........., is due to oppression of African-Americans by white. WHAT A FOOL!

FedCop @ 7/17/2012 7:09 AM

Send in 2nd Marine Division, and make it a free fire zone.

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