Proposed Ordinance to Allow Chicago Authorities to Seize Gang Members’ Property

Proposed Ordinance to Allow Chicago Authorities to Seize Gang Members’ Property

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago authorities could seize street gang members’ property under a proposed ordinance headed for a vote in the full City Council.

The council’s Public Safety Committee approved Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan 10-4 on Thursday, though several alderman expressed doubt it would actually lower crime as police and city officials claim.

The Chicago Tribune reported that the proposal could allow judges or court officers to seize “property “directly or indirectly used or intended for use” in gang-related activity.

The full council is expected to consider the proposal this week.

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