At least 74 people were shot and 12 killed in a wave of violence over the weekend. Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to deal with the violence by hiring 430 new officers to the South and West Sides.
The Chicago Tribune reported that thousands of juveniles arrested over the last two decades were labeled gang members by the Chicago Police Department.
Plus, two unlocked “bait trucks” were discovered in Englewood and West Englewood this week, surrounded by officers ready to make arrests. Community members filmed the trucks and urged police to move them.
The Morning Shift breaks down all this and more on the Friday News Roundup with host Tony Sarabia.
GUESTS: Kimberly Egonmwan, WVON commentator, attorney, activist
Tanja Babich, ABC-7 news anchor
Dan Mihalopoulos, WBEZ government and politics reporter
LEARN MORE: “We are a better city”: Emotional mayor decries Chicago gun violence (CBS News 8/6/18)
‘Bait Truck’ Backlash: Cops Setting Up Poor Residents To Steal ‘Unacceptable,’ Leaders Say (Block Club Chicago 8/9/18)
Nearly 33,000 juveniles arrested over last two decades labeled as gang members by Chicago police (Chicago Tribune 8/9/18)