Skip to comments.The Strange Realities of Chicago’s Gang Wars
Posted on 02/01/2018 6:12:33 AM PST by DoodleDawg
The typical explanation for Chicagos gang violence is as follows.
Young gang members in small, disorganized cliques shoot each other over petty personal feuds that they play out on social media with the hope of gaining street notoriety and possibly fame as a rapper.
This type of killing came into vogue in 2012 when a rapper and Gangster Disciples gang-member Lil Jo Jo was killed after making a music video threatening to kill members of rapper Chief Keefs Black Disciples clique.
Lil Jo Jos video was a response to Keefs 3hunna music video in which he disses the Gangster Disciples.
A Twitter feud between Lil Jo Jo and Keef went on for weeks before Lil Jo Jo was shot and killed. A gang war between the rival gangs then ensued, mainly in the form of retaliation killings.
Gang members view a connection between Chief Keefs successful rap career and the notoriety he gained in connection to the Lil Jo Jo killing.
The slang term for such notoriety is clout. And whether a gang members goal is to gain respect in his or her neighborhood or become a famous rapper, chasing clout is the main reason for gang wars in Chicago.
But clout-based killings, according to this story, would not be as prevalent if the well-organized gangs of the 1990s had not been dismantled. Though more people were murdered in the 90s, the killings were mainly in connection to the drug business.
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“Chief Keef”, wasn’t that one of 0oobomma’s private email aliases?
Maybe that offense could spark a gang war when the ex-poser-in-chief takes over the turf of a public park in the Windy City...
How queer, these music videos are on Google-Youtube.
I thought they didn’t tolerate hateful violence endorsement/recruitment videos.
Meanwhile Dennis Prager’s educational talks on North Korea are banned.
That term is older than dirt. In Chicago clout. has always meant political influence ever since I can remember, and that is back as far as FDR and before Daley #1.
This is what happens when cities become the epicenter of hedonistic debauchery. There is no traditional morality or a reasonable social consensus wherever there is widespread drug use.
Innocent residents of those same neighborhoods wishing to help eliminate the scourge to receive a $1,000 bonus per banger head and a free legal pass.
Rap is Hate porn.
Friend and I live in North Long Beach, California in 1986 and we would sit out on our balcony of our apartment listening to the nightly gunfire. We were poor so that was our entertainment.
“Clout” was the code name for Maureen Biner who would become the wife of White House Counsel John Dean. Maureen was very close to a mafia-connected Madame named Heidi Rikan.
This is why I live out in, and raise my kids, in fly over country. The only gang is a group of 12 year olds on bikes scouting out a fishing hole. The only gunfire is in various hunting seasons out in the fields. (Or backyard plinking.)
I don’t think my kids appreciate this yet. They will when they grow up.
Same here. I live in the Northwoods of WI.
North western ND here.
You are correct, as far as you go. However, you have to add the fact that most denizens of the ghetto are paid to be idle. They do not have to perform meaningful work to survive, they just have to survive to survive. Idle hands, welfare, hedonistic debauchery, and no morality have produced this dynamic.
It is largely forgotten that this was the way Mozart started his stellar career. Young Wolfgang "The Wolf" Amadeus was a prolific hit man for the Vienna Choir Boys gang.
Primates killing primates. If it wasn’t for the innocents caught in the spray-and-pray crossfire, it would be nothing more than a disposal problem.
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