As Twitchy reported, police in Chicago were bracing for civil unrest following the release of videos related to the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Paul O’Neal, whom police believed was armed when he rammed a patrol car with a stolen Jaguar July 28.
The Chicago Sun Times reported Monday that the Chicago Police Department had alerted officers to a threat to shoot cops following a meeting of three gangs.
In response to Paul O'Neal's death, the 4 Corner Hustlers, Vice Lords & Black Disciples are plotting to shoot CPD https://t.co/mCGsWYgKDF
— Sam Charles (@samjcharles) August 8, 2016
A police source told the Sun Times that department members also have been advised to “limit interactions and visibility.”
Protests continued in Chicago through the weekend, with demonstrators blocking intersections and marching on the governor’s residence Monday night.
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) August 6, 2016
Note the “America Was Never Great” sign, courtesy of the Revolutionary Communist Party, which has made its goal to overthrow the existing government to make way for the New Socialist Republic in North America.
From their backs, protesters had a moment of silence for Paul O'Neal, who was shot and killed by Chicago Police: pic.twitter.com/kkE5XfOJA5
— Ed Komenda (@ejkomenda) August 6, 2016
— Elizabeth Matthews (@ElizabethFox32) August 7, 2016
— agitator in chief (@soit_goes) August 8, 2016
— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) August 7, 2016
— Tyler LaRiviere (@TylerLaRiviere) August 7, 2016
— The Chicago Reporter (@ChicagoReporter) August 8, 2016
— The Crisis Magazine (@thecrisismag) August 8, 2016
Protestors outside Gov's residence now moving into street, said "no justice, no traffic" pic.twitter.com/Ewzi6WNiub
— Matt Barcaro (@MattBarcaroWGAL) August 8, 2016
Police have left; crowd goes into street…saying. "No justice, no traffic…" They are now marching… pic.twitter.com/BeRal26hYe
— Brandi Proctor (@BrandiCBS21) August 8, 2016
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 6, 2016
Editor’s note: A typo in the headline has been corrected.