Chicago Police To Write Letters To Criminals: Please Don’t Shoot One Another

0 Shares

When it comes to restrictive gun laws, Chicago is a liberal utopia. Incidentally, it is also one of the most deadly and crime-ridden cities in the United States.

But Chicago law enforcement officials, realizing that curtailing 2nd Amendment rights is not stopping deadly violence, have a new plan: They will send friendly letters to individuals deemed to have a high risk for committing, or becoming the victims of, gun crimes, asking the residents to avoid shooting one another.

Via the Chicago Sun-Times: 

Working from a list of people deemed most likely to become shooters or victims, a Chicago Police commander is expected to start knocking on their doors Friday and deliver letters warning them not to commit any violent crimes.

The “custom notifications” are a pilot program in the Austin District on the West Side. Austin District Cmdr. Barbara West plans to deliver letters to 20 people on a so-called “heat list,” officials said…

…The heat list stems from work by Andrew Papachristos, a Yale University professor who studied murders between 2005 and 2010 on the West Side. He found 70 percent of the killings were in a social network of 1,600 people out of a total population of 80,000.

The citywide social network of violence includes more than 16,000 people, police Supt. Garry McCarthy said. The department narrowed that list to more than 400 “hot people” most likely to commit shootings or become victims — or 20 people per police district.

The letters will warn those on the list that they will face the most serious charges possible if they’re arrested for a violent crime.

“The custom notifications are the next step in the evolution of putting those guys on notice that they have the highest propensity for homicide,” McCarthy said. “We’re saying, ‘We know who you are, we know what you do and your chance of dying in a homicide is much greater than John Q. Citizen.’ ”

So, wait… Criminals don’t have any qualms about breaking strict gun laws in order to carry out homicidal crimes—but they’re going to respond to sternly-worded letters from government officials?

Personal Liberty

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

Join the Discussion

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

  • BTeboe

    Dear Sir: Stop it I tell you. Stop it.. Strong letter to follow.

  • merry

    hahahahahahaha!!! Best laugh I’ve had all week!!

  • BALONEY TONEY MAHONEY

    As us Irishmen say in NYC, “OY VEY” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Corsica

      LOL!

    • Corsica

      LOL!

  • Carl-Cathy Wisnesky

    There is no way we would ever be one of the people delivering these letters. What better way to end up dead thanto walk into these parts of Chicago & knock on a known violent person’s door.

  • jaybird

    Liberals do not have a grain of sense! I just do not understand them.

    • Alfred Ferguson

      That’s because when you go there (to modern liberalism), there is nothing to understand there. Just empty space–except for a few tired, old, shop-worn shibboleths now absent all credibility.

  • Michael Degrood

    Proof: You can’t fix stupid!

  • runnindeer

    Oh yeah, that’s gonna work. Not. These poor delivery people will be lucky to get out of the hood alive.

  • Bill Stewart

    Why not invite all these felons to the Police Department and serve cookies and coffee and then give them their letter.( 3 letters and your out.) And of course have transportation made available for them for the return trip. Maybe the whole neighborhood could come aboard

  • Sarah Conner

    Chicago is another Detroit…just a matter of time…these letters ?you have to be able to read,feral gov’ment schools don’t teach that anymore…

  • Sarah Conner

    Chicago is another Detroit…just a matter of time…these letters ?you have to be able to read,feral gov’ment schools don’t teach that anymore…

  • Corsica

    Chicago is about 1/3 white, 1/3 black and 1/3 Hispanic. Not a good mix. Anything less than 50% white and you have a hellhole, loser, soon-to-be Detroit. Most failed cities are predominantly black and/or Hispanic. Brutal truth.

    • OBAMAISANASS

      I can’t disagree more. the color or heritage of the people living in any specific area is NOT an indicator or truth. The problem is the liberal “Government owes you so take it” attitude that the cradle to grave “Everything Free in America” BS that the LIBERAL DEMOCRATS and stupid REPUBRICRATS constantly spit out that is the problem. Unfortunately what most don’t understand about welfare (and I worked as a paramedic in NYC for over 8 years and have seem more than most the abuse of the welfare system) is that this system KEEPS PEOPLE DOWN. If you hand out money to people for doing NOTHING then there is NO incentive for them to work. I’ve seen WHITE people abusing the system now, especially with unemployment. One person I know has TURNED DOWN offers to work because it was not the job they wanted and he has a wife a kid and has been out of work for over TWO YEARS now. Anyone of any color can abuse the system that is designed to be abused. The problem is the system, change the system and you will change the cities.

  • Corsica

    Chicago is about 1/3 white, 1/3 black and 1/3 Hispanic. Not a good mix. Anything less than 50% white and you have a hellhole, loser, soon-to-be Detroit. Most failed cities are predominantly black and/or Hispanic. Brutal truth.

  • Henry

    Thats really going to scare those gang bangers, I’ll bet rahm thought that up all by himself……………liberal idiots.

    • OBAMAISANASS

      Rahm-a-long-a-ding-dong

  • Henry

    Thats really going to scare those gang bangers, I’ll bet rahm thought that up all by himself……………liberal idiots.

  • ONTIME

    The cops know where all these potential gun toting criminals live and they send them letters?……Can these criminals read, do the speak english….?

    • Vis Fac

      The cops haven’t the cajones to face those gang bangers even in mass that’s why the letters. The feds know there are far fewer gang bangers and thugs than honest law abiding citizens AND; the law abiding would be much more likely to give up their guns than the thugs. They also know they are cut from the same cloth as the thugs and gang bangers so all would be cool.

  • jesusknight

    This is the stupidest idea yet… what a waste of paper, ink and TIME!! So you are going to find the criminals and instead of arresting them, you are going to write a letter?? Crawl back under the rock you came from and please just stay there, for the sake of everyone, including yourself!

  • jesusknight

    Dear Criminal, Please don’t commit any crimes for a while, because then I might actually HAVE to work and do my job correctly and MAYBE even arrest you. You know I’m lazy and need my donutz first thing in the morning, so just don’t rock the boat, ok? Sincerely, your friendly neighborhood police dept.

    What a load of b.s….

    ‘The department narrowed that list to more than 400 “hot people” most likely to commit shootings or become victims’

    so…are they gonna write the ‘potential’ victims too, to ask them not to be victims? And the victims chances of dying are higher – maybe because of YOU? Why won’t you protect your own citizens? Lazy ass cops… This is dumb, Chicago!

  • Jonathan B.

    Echoes of Barney Fife…

    • OBAMAISANASS

      That’s next remember he carried an unloaded gun and had to ask permission to load his ONE bullet. Then they will send a letter out asking that they don’t shoot the unarmed police officer

  • John Cherish

    This is one of the most stupid of Ideas I have ever heard. Is it a wonder they have the highest gun murder rate of any city in the country. They must also rank as the highest area for sheer stupidity as well as a result of their liberal education. Send a letter out to your neighborhood criminal please don’t shoot each other your making us look bad. and proving our Ideas don’t work

  • justus brother

    Yes, a sternly worded letter will do it. If not, then a very sternly worded letter. If that does not work try a very very sternly worded letter. If that does not work go talk to Miss 3.0 gpa because you both have the same IQ.

    • OBAMAISANASS

      3.0 I think you are giving her way to much credit!

  • David169

    This is the most absurd and delusional program I have ever heard that any government of any type has proposed. This is further proof that progressivism and liberalism are mental defects.
    The people they want to send letters to are social predators. This is like putting a little bunny in a cage with a hungry rattlesnake and asking the rattlesnake not to strike and eat it.

  • sillyme

    As far as I can recall, no-one ever took any heed of the ten commandments, so why should these morons take heed of stupid requests from the cops? Oh, sorry I forgot, they can’t read anyway – silly me!

  • sillyme

    Pity Al Capone is gone. He would sort it out really quickly.