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South Shore Business Owners Say Police Should Do More To Stop Gang And Drug Activity

South Shore Business Owners Say Police Should Do More To Stop Gang And Drug Activity



that's right Erica the owner of this shop says that he's been affected because of this he's places no loitering signs on the windows because according to him gangs are taking over the sidewalks to commit it illicit activity when I hear the new Knick velasca started his restaurant 39 years ago a staple in the South Shore neighborhood however he's worried about closing his doors for good if the crime outside his business doesn't end the really problem is a drug tray and games this Greek immigrant shared surveillance video that he says shows gang members loitering outside of the building he owns he says it's a daily issue the police and the aldermen are not addressing be afraid to come in here you know they might be out there doing criminal activity indeed people they shooting everybody they not gonna discriminate they just go shoot everybody that's outside all these shoes are killing somewhere I had around here this senseless cbs2 found that in the first seven months of this year 8 9 1 1 calls were placed regarding shots fired person with a gun or gang activity on the block where the businesses are located Haroon and Victor are employees here at this barbershop located in Nick's building and they say the gang and drug presence outside of their business only hurts the local economy people come by and do whatever they want here the for sending customers not to even want to come by and patronize our businesses because the police the police in the end they knock police in our community we contacted an alderman Greg Mitchell who represents this neighborhood but we're still waiting for a response meanwhile the Chicago Police Department informed us that they recommend that business owners attend the local camps business meetings which are held every month we're live in the South Shore neighborhood center Rodriguez CBS 2 News

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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