Did a gang pull a fast one on Chicago’s City Stickers?
Posted on February 8, 2012 by Be Chicagood
Did a gang pull a fast one on Chicago’s City Stickers? One popular Chicago Police Blog makes an interesting case. Detective Shaved Longcock (Yes that is the blog’s name), believes that the winning design for the Chicago city’s vehicle sticker competition by a 15 year old Chicagoan actually contains gang symbols that is actually supposed to go into print in a few days. The 15 year old attends a school for troubled youth.
This harmless looking drawing in fact in a closer examination reveals hands reaching up to the sky but in a suspicious pose. The issue being raised is that the fingers are positioned in a way to form a pitchfork up symbol that reflects a gang symbol known to be used by the Maniac Latin Disciples.
It could be a innocent coincidence, however the 15 year old’s facebook page apparently revealed him engaged in some suspicious gang inspired poses including flashing the pitchfork up sign.
The City Clerk Susana Mendoza is to meet with Chicago Gang experts to determine if the drawing indeed contained gang symbols.
Sadly, a competition that was meant to inspire Chicago teens to have their artistic talents recognized, may have backfired. But it goes to show how influenced many of our teens in the city are with gang life. Maybe with the spotlight shining on this incident the city could do something more to help protect our teens.