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(Chicago Tribune) — Parents of children slain in Chicago voiced anger over a news conference called Thursday by self-proclaimed former and current West Side gang members to complain they’re being treated unfairly by police.

“My first impression was, ‘How dare they?'” said Annette Nance-Holt, whose son Blair was gunned down on a CTA bus three years ago.

She and several other parents of slain children released an open letter criticizing the group. These were the latest reactions to a controversial meeting Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis and several law enforcement agencies had with West Side gang members two weeks ago, where Weis told gangs to control violent members or face more police action.

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