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Video shows South Side residents outraged by CPD ‘bait truck’ filled with Nikes

By Parker Riley,

Tensions between the Black community and police go back decades. Many in Black neighborhoods do not trust cops and Chicago officers caught on video trying to bait innocent people with Nike shoes is a prime example of why.

A video from August 2 shows a partly open truck with Nike and Christian Louboutin shoes in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. According to, “Local activists say it was a ‘bait truck’ placed by law enforcement to lure would-be thieves to their arrest. The truck was parked near a basketball court and traveled to other sites in the predominantly Black community on the city’s southwest.” Charles Mckenzie of the crime prevention group God’s Gorillas caught the incident on video.


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