''No-snitch'' code keeps shooters on streets as Chicago police fight for public trust

In Chicago, forty people were shot in a span of 59 hours between April 18-20 in 2008; not one has faced charges (Part 3)


Editor’s Note:

This article is one of a three-part series from the Chicago Sun-Times that takes a look at the victims, shooters and neighborhoods from a particularly bloody weekend of gun violence in Chicago — April 18-20, when 40 people were shot, seven fatally. Two years later, not a single person has been convicted as a result of that weekend's shootings — in part because survivors refused to cooperate with the police.

By Mark Konkol and Frank Main
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — At Gene''s Playmate Lounge at Cermak and Kildare, you can''t have a drink unless you''re at least 25 years old.

Young guys who might be packing pistols can get a cold beer somewhere else, owner Gene Payton said.

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