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Chicago cops to gangs: Stop the killing — or else

Top aides warn leaders that heat will be intense if violence continues


By Frank Main
The Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — When Labar "Bro Man" Spann rolled into Garfield Park Conservatory in his wheelchair, he thought he was headed to a routine parole meeting.

Then he saw Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis, other top law enforcement officials and the reputed leaders of several West Side street gangs. The meeting, it turned out, was anything but routine. The lawmen were there to deliver a message.

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