Gang members themselves are the latest to come out against police Supt. Jody Weis’ strategy to put pressure on them and curb gang violence.
Self-described gang members held a news conference at the Columbus Park Refectory, at 5701 W. Jackson Blvd. on the city’s West Side.
Gang members are also expected to attend another news conference that is being held by local clergy at 11 a.m., at the New Life Christian Ministries of Greater Chicago, 8201 S. Jeffery Blvd.
They are taking issue with Weis’ strategy of meeting with gang leaders and warning them of serious consequences if violence continues.