Category: Gangs

‘Pastor Vic’ gets honorary street named after him in Little Village

‘Pastor Vic’ gets honorary street named after him in Little Village
Pastor Victor Hugo Rodríguez, the peacemaking pastor from Little Village who passed away in February due to sudden health complications, was designated an honorary street by the City of Chicago that unveils this month. Pastor Vic served as the pastor of La Villita Community Church for 20 years and founded the Chicago Youth Boxing Club... Read more »

County gang database that includes affiliations of jail inmates to be destroyed

County gang database that includes affiliations of jail inmates to be destroyed
Although five times smaller than the robust Chicago police gang database, the Cook County database might be slightly more accurate, some argue, but it’s still riddled with errors and lack of due process, and the Cook County Board is moving to dismantle it altogether. After Sheriff Tom Dart decommissioned the Regional Gang Intelligence Database (RGID)... Read more »

Are Little Village Youth Gangbanging for Mexican Cartels?

Are Little Village Youth Gangbanging for Mexican Cartels?
It’s Friday night in Little Village. The wind occasionally carries distant laughter or the tan-tan of a corrido from someone’s backyard. Yet the curtains are drawn and few people linger on their front steps. The shadows of the side streets give a courteous warning to visitors. Almost all businesses on the commercial artery lock their doors before the self-imposed... Read more »
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Border Mentality: 26th Street

Border Mentality: 26th Street
I’m from La Villita as my people like to call it  Where kids go to jail before they get to college  A poor childhood is what we all acknowledge  When a murder happens we know the silent process  No one knows who popped clips, they rather change the topic  The gun claps loud like strongly... Read more »