Gangland was started ten years ago as a methods of tracking and reporting the social growth of gangs worldwide.It is based on factual reporting from journalists worldwide.Research gleaned from Gangland is used to better understand the problems surrounding the unprecedented growth during this period and societies response threw the courts and social inititives. Gangland is owner and run by qualified sociologists and takes no sides within the debate of the rights and wrongs of GANG CULTURE but is purely an observer.GANGLAND has over a million viewers worldwide.Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite.
PROFANITY,RACIST COMMENT Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.
Send us your feedback


Comments:This is your opportunity to speak out about the story you just read. We encourage all readers to participate in this forum.Please follow our guidelines and do not post:Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo, such as accusing somebody of a crime, defaming someone's character, or making statements that can harm somebody's reputation.Obscene, explicit, or racist language.Personal attacks, insults, threats, harassment, or posting comments that incite violence.Comments using another person's real name to disguise your identity.Commercial product promotions.Comments unrelated to the story.Links to other Web sites.While we do not edit comments, we do reserve the right to remove comments that violate our code of conduct.If you feel someone has violated our posting guidelines please contact us immediately so we can remove the post. We appreciate your help in regulating our online community. Read more:

Search Gangland

Custom Search

Monday, 17 September 2012

Tensions erupted at the funeral of slain teen rapper Joseph “Lil JoJo” at a funeral parlor about 5 1/2 miles north of Saturday’s protest.

09:14 |

 Chicago police had to clear the funeral home when mourners surged the casket, nearly tipping it over. Outside, some mourners smoked weed in the parking lot, and police ended up confiscating a loaded .45-caliber pistol. Lil JoJo’s funeral on Friday wound south to Mount Hope Cemetery, and police got calls of shots fired from a car at 115th and Kedzie. There also were reports of someone waving a gun out of a car window. Police closed down several blocks of 115th Street near Fairfield on Friday, and officers from Chicago, Cook County and Merrionette Park stopped cars outside the cemetery, searching people. A gang disturbance was reported at a gas station at 111th Street and Talman, where police found the loaded pistol. Brandy Von Vossen, 31, of Merrionette Park, who participated in Saturday’s march with her husband, Josh, 32, and their 1-year-old and 3-year-old children, said she witnessed Friday’s melee. “It’s pretty scary,” Von Vossen said. “Yesterday was pretty bad; we’ve seen cars pull up sideways in intersections blocking all traffic. My friend and her four-year-old son were screamed at during one of the break-of processions on Pulaski yesterday. “We can’t walk around in Merrionette Park anymore because these processions happen a couple times a week” Von Vossen said. James McGann, 42, of Chicago’s Morgan Park community, said the problem is “getting ridiculous.” “I don’t have a problem with funeral processions. I mean, who would,” McGann said as he marched. “We don’t even leave the windows open during the day because of this.” Sue Pfiefer, 35, said she’s been run off the road by one of the funeral processions. “I see it all the time, I just wasn’t aware everyone else was,” Pfiefer said. “(Friday) was dangerous, I tried to stay inside. Even with all the police cars with them (in the procession), they were still acting like that.” Bansley created a Facebook event a few weeks ago promoting the march. An estimated 250 people showed up at Saturday’s demonstration. The group started in Kennedy Park, marched south on Western, then west on 115th Street, and stopped 300 feet from the cemetery entrance, as per city ordinance. Attempts to contact the Troost family and O’Shea’s office were unsuccessful Saturday.

You Might Also Like :



Related Posts with Thumbnails