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Chicago Starts Task Force To Fight Gang Violence At Funerals


Violence at cemeteries, and during funeral processions, in Cook County is increasing.

A Hillside police chase is just one example of some of the violence. Chief Joe Lukaszek says three guns were recovered from the stolen SUV, which had just left a cemetery.

“There’s no respect for the dead anymore,” he said.

Cemeteries in Hillside are the final resting place for many gang members killed in Chicago. Funeral processions from the city often end up on the expressways, which lead to dangerous situations.

“People, literally, are jumping on other sides of the road, driving next each other, weaving in and out of traffic, guns being waived out of cars. There’s been shots fired from vehicles, as well,” Sheriff Tom Dart said.

Read more at CBS Chicago