Harold “Noonie G” Ward, a former high-ranking member of the Gangster Disciples in Chicago, is working to end violence in the inner city of Chicago.
Noonie, who refers to himself as an OG (Originial Gangster), says there are a myriad of issues afflicting residents in a city that has since been dubbed “Chiraq.”
The city last year reported 509 homicides. In 2013, the city continues to post staggering murder statistics with 365 cases to date.
Though many political pundits would like to attribute this issue to lax gun laws, the circumstances surrounding the thousands of murder victims that haunt the city are much more complex.
Noonie attributes the city’s violence in the urban community to lack of resources, the closing of schools, drugs and high unemployment.
The drugs, Noonie says, are coming from Mexican cartels.
“They’re bringing them in, they sell it, Noonie told Bretibart’s Rebel Pundit. “From Mexico to Chicago, they make $3.5 billion. Majority of the violence in Chicago come from the Mexican cartel.”
One of the main reasons murders are occurring in the city is due to turf wars amongst African American and Latino gangs over the sale of drugs.
This stream of drugs into Chicago’s inner city communities can be attributed to Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera.
Guzman, who operates the Sinaloa Drug Cartel, floods the streets of Chicago with 80 percent of the heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine, according U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration as reported by Business Insider. The drugs have a street value of $3 billion.
Guzman is reported to be based in the Sierra Madre of northern Mexico.
Noonie says he is not going to pin full blame on cartels because “they can only do what the powers that be in the city and state allow them to do.”
“This is by design, they know what they are doing,” Noonie explained. “The powers that be know what they are doing. How is it that $3.5 billion can come through here and the powers that be don’t know nothing about it, but they can stop Johnny, Bill, Mike, Ronnie on the corner selling…they lock them up. You mean to tell me can’t nobody stop that?
“You can’t come into the United States and do nothing without them knowing,” he said. “I don’t understand that. They think this is a movie or reality show. This is the real deal. People are dying left and right.”
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