A scary warning has came out for police in Chicago: A police shooting that left Paul O’Neal, a black man, dead last month has the city on the edge, with protests and demonstrations coming soon after the release of police body cam videos.
But now it appears that angry sentiment against police could turn deadly.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that 3 gangs are plotting to kill cops in revenge for the shooting.
Leaders from three West Side gang factions allegedly met last week to discuss plans to shoot members of the Chicago Police Department in response to the fatal police shooting of Paul O’Neal.
The meeting took place Thursday between higher-ups from the Vice Lords, Black Disciples and Four Corner Hustlers, according to an alert issued to department members the day after the meeting.
The Four Corner Hustlers “provided guns” and have “a sniper in place” though authorities do not know where, according to the alert. The Four Corner Hustlers also are supplying the other two gangs with automatic weapons, which all three factions also have agreed to use against police, the alert states.
There is no good that comes from the targeting and killing of police. Violent rhetoric has inspired shooters and cop killers in the past and calling O’Neal’s death, after he allegedly stole a Jaguar and led police on a chase and hit 2 squad cars, an ‘execution’ definitely doesn’t help things.