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The politics of drug busts

At just before 9 PM last Friday night, the Chicago Police Department sent out an e-mail announcing the “takedown” of a drug market at Ohio and Hamlin in west Humboldt Park. It was an unusual time to announce the successful conclusion of a two-month undercover investigation, though, by an odd coincidence, it was right in the middle of an area I’d profiled in a Reader story published the day before.
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48th Ward Major Drug & Gang Bust

United States / Chicago : Uptown Update (3 weeks ago)

From Ald. Osterman, "News From the 48th Ward: Public Safety Update?--On Friday, February 6, Chicago Police Department's Bureau of Organized Crime, Gang Investigation Division and the Chicago FBI Joint Task Force on Gangs Conduct Dru... Read Post

Text Message Helps Cops Bust a Rave in Wicker Park

United States / Chicago : Chicagoist (4 years ago)

Photo by vxla A "rave" in Wicker Park was shut down by Chicago police officers after an anonymous person texted the information through the Chicago Police Department's "TEXT2TIP" system around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night. The rave was... Read Post

Fatal shooting in Humboldt Park

United States / Chicago : Redeye Chicago (3 months ago)

Four men shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side on Wednesday are casualties of an ongoing conflict along Chicago Avenue where control of drug sales sometimes leads to weekslong bouts of violence, according to police... Read Post


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