Members Of Violent Gang Face Fate This Week

Paris Poe Hobos Gang Trial
This undated photo in a court filing provided by the United States Attorney's office in Chicago, shows Paris Poe's back tattoo that reads "The Earth Is Our Turf", and Hobo. Poe is one of six defendants on trial for racketeering and other charges are purported leaders of the widely feared Hobos, a South Side gang that federal prosecutors said murdered, maimed and tortured their way into control of some of Chicago's most lucrative drug markets. Their federal trial begins Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 with opening statements in Chicago. United States Attorney's office in Chicago via AP
Paris Poe Hobos Gang Trial
This undated photo in a court filing provided by the United States Attorney's office in Chicago, shows Paris Poe's back tattoo that reads "The Earth Is Our Turf", and Hobo. Poe is one of six defendants on trial for racketeering and other charges are purported leaders of the widely feared Hobos, a South Side gang that federal prosecutors said murdered, maimed and tortured their way into control of some of Chicago's most lucrative drug markets. Their federal trial begins Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 with opening statements in Chicago. United States Attorney's office in Chicago via AP

Members Of Violent Gang Face Fate This Week

Sentencing is scheduled to wrap up this week for members of the Hobos street gang, who federal prosecutors have called an “elite killing team.” 

The judge focused on what he saw as hyper-violent behavior from the gang. 

We talk to WBEZ’s Patrick Smith about the history of the gang and what brought it down.