Chicago has been in the news a lot due to the unfortunate gun violence that has taken place in recent years. Many artists and entertainers have spoken out against the climate in the city, and now Mayor Lori Lightfoot has taken the time to introduce a new ordinance from the city to combat the gangs for all the issues they have caused in the city.
Lightfoot recently delivered a statement during a press conference, saying the ordinance she’s introducing will “allow the city to sue gangs for the damage they inflict and seize their assets, the objects of ill-gotten gains.” The Chicago Mayor went on to say, “What we are proposing is a tool in civil courts that gives us the opportunity to go after those gangs that are wreaking havoc and in particular, take away the profit motive from them by seizing assets that they have been able to purchase because of their violent activity in our neighborhoods.”
From there, she continued saying, “As a city, we are using every tool to push back against the gangs that are leaving a trail of blood, death, and misery in their wake.” Reports note the ordinance has been implemented in other areas but has also been criticized by the public. For the ordinance to take place, it has to be approved by the City Council.
source: FOX 32 Chicago