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    FBI Reports Chicago Gangs Have Formed Pact to Shoot Cops ‘On Sight’

    https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-poli...tings/6397730/

    A federal intelligence alert obtained by the ABC7 I-Team has gone out to Chicago-area law enforcement with an ominous warning: nearly three dozen cold-blooded street gangs "have formed a pact to 'shoot on-sight any cop that has a weapon drawn on any subject in public'."

    The "situational information report" from FBI officials in Chicago dated August 26, 2020, states "members of these gang factions have been actively searching for, and filming, police officers in performance of their official duties. The purpose of which is to catch on film an officer drawing his/her weapon on any subject and the subsequent 'shoot on-sight' of said officer, in order to garner national media attention."

    Alerts based on police intelligence, no matter how unspecific, are frequently distributed to law enforcement agencies according to investigators, especially when they involve threats to officers. The FBI's "Potential Activity Alert" is from "a contact whose reporting is limited and whose reliability cannot be determined." That could mean the information came from a police street source, a cooperating witness in an ongoing case, or from discussions overheard on a wiretap or other surveillance recording.

    For CPD Superintendent David Brown there is an overall "sense of lawlessness" currently being dealt with by those who serve and protect. Although not commenting directly on the FBI alert, Brown on Monday said the danger to police officers is real and increasing.

    "I think it's bigger than a suggestion," Supt. Brown said. "I think 51 officers being shot at or shot in one year, I think that quadruples any previous year in Chicago's history. So I think it's more than a suggestion that people are seeking to do harm to cops."

    This comes after a gruesome weekend in Chicago in which 54 people were shot including two Chicago police officers. The CPD officers are expected to live but ten people died from gunshot wounds during the time span.

    There is no indication that the pair of Chicago police officers who were shot during a 2:30 am traffic stop were part of any gang assassination plot as described in the FBI alert. Federal authorities have not offered any further information to the I-Team concerning the intelligence bulletin.

    The FBI alert, headlined "Pact Made by People Nation Gang Factions to 'Shoot On-Site' Any Police Officer with a Weapon Drawn" lists street gangs that have become well-known in Chicago the past five decades, from the Latin Kings and Vice Lords to the El Rukns and Black P Stones.

    Supt. Brown said on Monday the spike in attacks on police makes it clear to him that "people are seeking to do harm to cops."

    "We need police officers and as community members we need to push back fervently against lawlessness," Brown said.

    In a statement to the I-Team Chicago police say they are aware of the gang threat; take all threats against officer safety seriously and say they will take all necessary measures to safeguard officers. Federal authorities have not offered any further information concerning the intelligence bulletin.
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    Wait a second... Did the feds just release a reason to see people filming cops, as threat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felya View Post
    Wait a second... Did the feds just release a reason to see people filming cops, as threat?
    Filming and subsequently shot said officer(s). So yes, that is a threat.
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    So the Chicago gangs are going to put the same fear into police officers that police officers have been putting into African Americans for years?
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    Someone explain why this is not the logical step in escalation when the police continue to brazenly commit crimes and kill people?

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    Man, I was musing the other day about gangs functionally doing this very thing and joining up to "protect" people of color from police brutality and...here we are.

    This is fucked up, but it's also fucked up that the situation has gotten to the point where rival gangs can put aside their differences and agree to shoot any cop on-sight if the officer has a gun drawn on a person of color.

    This is what escalation following decades of police harassment and terror look like, and it's why systemic reform in law enforcement and the criminal justice system is deeply, deeply necessary in this country.

    I'm hoping this, as the article implies, is an unspecific threat and not something that will actually be carried out. I'm hoping this also won't lead to outlawing filming police, which has proven absolutely crucial in the attempt for victims of police brutality to seek justice, and to hold officers violating peoples rights accountable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain N View Post
    So the Chicago gangs are going to put the same fear into police officers that police officers have been putting into African Americans for years?
    No.
    This is potentially an escalation.
    One that the pro-violence crowd won't be happy about.

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    1. I'm calling bullshit on this. Suicide by cop is not on top of the immediate priority list of most gangbangers. Nor is protecting innocent unaffiliated bystanders from police violence.

    2. Law enforcement has been acting like an Aryan Nation affiliated gang for ages now. Nevertheless you just can't use force to defend yourself from the police. Keep in mind Breonna Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker, a licensed gun owner shot at some plain clothes cops who barged into his home in the middle of the night without ID themselves. His GF gets shot and he almost went to jail for attempted murder. They only dropped the charges because of all the media attention.

    If you actually intentionally kill a cop, even if he was technically about to murder someone, you'll still go to jail.

    Police do not give a fuck about public pressure. If anything it just ramps up their hostility towards the public. The only way to force them to change how they behave is by putting pressure on the people who control their budgets, as in politicians.

    People need to ignore the cops, or at least avoid them as much as possible and pressure politicians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Themius View Post
    Someone explain why this is not the logical step in escalation when the police continue to brazenly commit crimes and kill people?
    no, this is a massive escalation, as well as telling the general public to do whatever the hell they want because if the cops feel they might need to use their gun they would be executed by psychos. if this is real, it is an attempted escalation toward similar levels of gang violence/control in mexico.
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    Probably a report drafted by someone who thinks NWAs Fuck the Police was terrorism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhero View Post
    If this is real, it is an attempted escalation toward similar levels of gang violence/control in mexico.
    Ehhh, not entirely. It is not the first time in history, where we have seen criminal organizations, promoting violence against state actors; in the belief that the state actors are more problematic to the common folk. Now don't get it wrong, the criminal organization is absolutely the bigger problem, but perception of such can be very different, if you are resident in the environment; which is a huge problem to solve. It is a very unfortunate situation, but unfortunately not completely unexpected either.

    Mexico's problem is quite different in that drugs is such a billion dollar industry, that declaring war on the government is a viable strategy; albeit pockets do exists where this same perception do occur of the innocence and protective nature of the criminal organization. Colombia and their drug cartels in the 80s-00, would be more apt in comparison, where the drug cartels did more to protect and enrich people, then the government did, making the perception of them more glamorous, even though murder and violence occurred because of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mihalik View Post
    People need to ignore the cops, or at least avoid them as much as possible and pressure politicians.
    Ignore... as in ignore commands by them like that Jacob Blake fella and others that refused to comply? Where they end up getting shot because they escalated the situation that could've easily been avoided had they listened?

    That's a great idea...!
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    10 million arrests every year don't make 10 million deaths.

    Quite frankly the pro-violence posters should be gratified assuming the op is true. It's what they've wanted all along; escalation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    pro-violence posters
    You've posted this twice in this very short thread so far. Maybe if you keep saying it, it will stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    10 million arrests every year don't make 10 million deaths.
    I think you touched on a subject without wanting to. But the US's high percentage of arrests and very high incarceration rate, affecting certain communities quite hard, and leading to a very distraught and oppressed feeling population, is likely what makes stuff like this a reality.

    It is not great, but not unexpected either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zhero View Post
    no, this is a massive escalation, as well as telling the general public to do whatever the hell they want because if the cops feel they might need to use their gun they would be executed by psychos. if this is real, it is an attempted escalation toward similar levels of gang violence/control in mexico.
    Massive escalation? How exactly? Police target, abuse, kill, oppress black people already. The entire justice system is stacked against black people.

    The FBI noted it, the DHS noted it, The UN says it and outrights calls what America does modern lynching. Black Americans are in a similar position to Roma in Hungary.

    Cops already feel they have the right to execute people just because... cops are out here injecting people with ketamine when they shouldn't be because they are lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post

    Quite frankly the pro-violence posters should be gratified assuming the op is true. It's what they've wanted all along; escalation.
    Actually no, what we want is for cops to stop behaving like it is the 1800s.

    This is the logical next step when cops continue to abuse and kill people on video and team up with white nationalist terror threats"

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    Well. That'll certainly see their gang problem solved in harsh fashion for a little bit at least if it turns out true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kasuke06 View Post
    Well. That'll certainly see their gang problem solved in harsh fashion for a little bit at least if it turns out true.
    People with guns who think they are above the law versus people with guns who don't care about the law.

    I don't think that will play out the way you think it will in your head besides bodies on both sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    10 million arrests every year don't make 10 million deaths.

    Quite frankly the pro-violence posters should be gratified assuming the op is true. It's what they've wanted all along; escalation.


    The left-wing media would have you believe they randomly kill people at a whim and without cause, completely ignoring all the good they good for the few bad instances in the grand scale to completely overshadow it all. Interviews with people in poor neighborhoods don't want the police to be defunded, it'd make their lives so much worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowferal View Post
    10 million arrests every year don't make 10 million deaths.

    Quite frankly the pro-violence posters should be gratified assuming the op is true. It's what they've wanted all along; escalation.
    The actual "pro-violence posters" are the ones that support cops even after they shoot an unarmed man in the back 7 times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daedius View Post


    The left-wing media would have you believe they randomly kill people at a whim and without cause, completely ignoring all the good they good for the few bad instances in the grand scale to completely overshadow it all. Interviews with people in poor neighborhoods don't want the police to be defunded, it'd make their lives so much worse.
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