Gangs: Teen Slips Gang Symbols Into City Sticker
Every year the City of Chicago invites children to submit designs for the parking sticker that is required of all residents, hoping to distract from the much-loathed revenue generator.
This year’s selection, designed by a 15 year old student attending an alternative high school, was about to go to the printer when a police officer blogger noticed that there were several gang symbols and signs cleverly embedded in the image, that the teen’s father was a well-known gangbanger, etc. The City Clerk is looking into the situation.
Street gangs remain an enormous problem in Chicago — so much so that some political candidates meet with gang representatives hoping to win support for their campaigns — usually in exchange for jobs or favors — and school district administrators have to consider gang boundaries and allegiances along with demographics when closing or consolidating schools.
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