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Brown Responds to Questions Over
Police Response After Activists Say
They Warned of Funeral Shooting

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Posted By: AltaD, 7/22/2020 11:47:56 AM

Amid reports that Chicago activists may have warned police that a shooting was possible at a funeral where 15 people were wounded in the city's Gresham neighborhood Tuesday, Supt. David Brown said the department did have a presence in the area prior to the shootout. According to Brown, two squad cars were stationed at the funeral home and an additional tact team was deployed to the area - standard protocol, he said, for funerals involving victims with potential gang ties."Every gang funeral with any evidence of any kind of gang affiliation is treated similar," he said, adding that such a presence would have been ordered "regardless of warnings given."

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Sounds like the activists who want to defund the police are now blaming the police for not stopping a gun battle.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nimby 7/22/2020 12:24:43 PM (No. 487040)
Warned the police? Now thugs warn the Police? Hello Mayor Lightweight. Stop tweeting and take acxtion to save lives.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Strike3 7/22/2020 12:30:57 PM (No. 487050)
Chicago police conducting business as usual, sit in cars, show up after the crime with body bags and yellow tape, write reports.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: AltaD 7/22/2020 12:38:35 PM (No. 487055)
Here's an idea, place digital traffic message signs near funeral homes that host gang funerals warning pedestrians and drivers to avoid the area.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Illinois Mom 7/22/2020 1:46:49 PM (No. 487138)
This type of thing is not new. My daughter and son-in-law live next door to some type of Christian church that is primarily Hispanic. Their house sits on quiet old tree lined street in a western suburb of Chicago across the street where my SIL grew up. Their four little girls are outside all the time with their cousins and other neighborhood kids. I seems that a member of the church had a relative gunned down in a gang shooting in Chicago. They decided to hold the funeral at their church in the suburb. There were dozens of cars and people parking and walking through the neighborhood. My kids didn't think much of it until our 4 year old granddaughter asked her daddy why there were "policemen" with guns standing around outside. My SIL, a village trustee, went to see and discovered that they were, of course, not the police. He talked to the pastor of the church and found that they had been warned of retaliations, but that the family had taken care of "security" using members of the dead guys gang. No one had alerted the neighbors, who would be the last people on earth to have to be aware or on guard for stray bullets flying around. The thought of anything happening to those girls terrifies me. I feel terrible for anyone who does have to live with the gang shootings on a daily basis, however, they are also the only ones who can really do something about it. A few weeks ago a little 3 year old was sitting next to his father in a car when he was killed by mistake, his father the intended victim. The father refused to help police bring the killer of his own baby to justice. What can anybody else do if this remains the mindset of the people who are most effected?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: RuckusTom 7/22/2020 2:14:59 PM (No. 487176)
Hi Mr. Brown. You had 1 job and you failed.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: hershey 7/22/2020 2:30:59 PM (No. 487216)
They are beginning to realize they can't have it both ways...what did Ms. Lightinthebloomers have to say? What was the total body count over the weekend?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lawsy0 8/2/2020 5:07:33 PM (No. 497881)
When is a church not a church?
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