Why would anyone sign up to be a Chicago cop, especially assigned to work a district like this? It is not like the relationship between police and the neighborhoods thugs where shootings and killings are way too commonplace are going to get better any time soon, or maybe even ever. This is unfortunately normal behavior for teens in the ghetto.

Chicago Tribune:

Three gunshots cracked the air close to where police were investigating a West Englewood shooting early Friday.

“Run, b—-, run!” a young shirtless man shouted as officers sprinted down an alley to check out the gunfire. Then, with mock concern, he added: “Hey, there’s somebody dead in the alley!”

There was no one dead in the alley. Police suspected the shots were a prank by a group of young men who had been heckling them for about an hour at the scene of a shooting that wounded a 22-year-old man in the 7100 block of South Paulina Street about 12:50 a.m.

Standing in a line not far from the crime scene tape, they had been alternately threatening and teasing the officers.

“You a traitor! You a traitor! You bogus as hell!” one of them said early on, focusing on the only black officer nearby. More