Quinn Says Meeting with Gangs Not ‘Good Strategy’

September 2, 2010  |  

(Chicago Sun Times) — Gov. Quinn on Wednesday joined the list of those who don’t believe in negotiating — or even meeting with — gang leaders.

After joining Mayor Daley and Police Supt. Jody Weis at the dedication of a new Southwest Side high school named after Chicago Police officer Eric Solorio, Quinn differed with both men about Weis’ Aug. 17 meeting with gang leaders.

“I don’t think that’s a particularly good strategy. … I just don’t think those are the people you want to be talking to,” Quinn said.

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