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Black leaders with gang ties say its a bad idea to round up gang members (Chicago)

All taken from the article: Chicago has been one of the most dangerous places in the country to live for the last several years with gang shootings wracking the city. To address this plague of gangs, Senator Mark Kirk (R, IL) proposed that some 18,000 gang members be rounded up and prosecuted. Now several African American leaders in Chicago are lambasting Kirk for his idea and one former gang member turned Congressman is demanding a meeting with the Senator.

…Even as it is Chicago’s African American community that has borne the brunt of the gang violence, several black leaders are banding together to claim that Senator Kirk is looking to implement a “racist” policy.

Representative Bobby Rush (D, Chicago)–himself a former member of the Black Panthers gang–called Kirk’s plan a “white boy” policy.

…Rush isn’t the only critic in Chicago’s African American community. Fred Hampton Jr., the son of slain Black Panther leader Fred Hampton Sr., is demanding Kirk abandon his plan. Hampton is calling the plan a “war on blacks.”

And we can’t understand why they have problems!

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