Sick Trend: Shootings At 'Gang' Funerals Explodes In Chicago, Police Helpless
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart called an emergency meeting with local politicians
A sick new trend of gun battles erupting at the funerals of gang members has become so problematic police have admitted they are fighting a "losing battle."
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart called an emergency meeting with local politicians and funeral homer owners to discuss drastic measures to keep mourners safe from being shot at.
The meeting was also to try and craft policies to stop the growing number of attacks between rival gangs at funerals.
Dart also observed the number of attacks had increased over the last few years as gang warfare continues to spin out of control in Chicago.
Breitbart reports: “It’s getting out of control, it really is,” Hillside Police Chief Joseph Lukaszek said. “The gangs just think that it’s a safe haven for them and they do whatever they want to do.”
The chief even noted that in December he rammed his service vehicle into a car carrying three gang members suspected of shooting into a funeral party. All three occupants of the vehicle were later found armed with pistols.
“I could see a gun in the driver’s hand,”Lukaszek said of the incident at the time. “He was holding the gun in one hand, the steering wheel with the other, and I just thought we have to end it.”
John McCall, a Chicago funeral director, told Fox 32 that he is seeing an increase of armed mourners at funerals. “It is dramatic for the families and very dramatic even for the funeral directors,” he said.