CHICAGO — Chicago Police arrested 100 people in multiple "high-precision" raids against city gang members Friday.
The raids took place Friday and covered 15 of the city's 22 districts, officials said.
“For too long repeat offenders have cycled through the criminal justice system just to return back out on the streets and commit the same crimes over and over again,” Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson at a Friday news conference. "These initiatives are meant to put repeat offenders, who have a complete disregard for the law, that CPD will not let their actions go without consequence."
Sixty-one of those arrested were documented gang members, while 80 received enhanced charges of selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school, police said.
And 81 percent of the offenders arrested were listed on the police's Strategic Subject List (SSL), an algorithm which calculates the probability that someone will be a victim of gun violence in their lifetime. The score is based upon previous contact with police, known affiliations with gang members and geographic location, police said.
Seven weapons were recovered, six of which were semi automatic pistols, along two cars, police said.
Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted that "high-precision raids against gangs" were "happening now."
The raids come just weeks after the Chicago Police and the feds revealed a sweeping, multi-year investigation aimed at the notorious Latin Kings street gang.
In that case, prosecutors outlined a detailed structure of the gang, including a multi-layered command operation, street taxes and violence.
Court papers described gatherings, referred to as "church," where they planned murders and other crimes.
Latin Kings issued orders to "kill on sight," "shoot on sight" and "blast on sight" rivals and Latin Kings members who were "no longer in good standing," according to the indictments. U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon said gang members used coded language like "burns" and "missions" to describe things like shootings and beatings.
To control turf, some gang members were put on "security" detail, sometimes called "posting up." Such "security" flashed gang signs and yelled gang slogans "to demonstrate their control of the neighborhood," according to court documents. They were required to "shoot on sight" all rival gang members.
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