Posted on June 13, 2011

Antonio Bucio Arrested in Shooting of Girls as Chicago Police Declare War on Maniac Latin Disciples

Huffington Post, June 12, 2011

An alleged member of the Maniac Latin Disciples gang was charged on Friday for the shooting of two young girls in a Northwest Side park, as the new head of the Chicago Police Department vowed revenge against his gang.

Antonio Bucio, 22, allegedly got out of a van near the park and fired on a group of people playing basketball. Stray bullets hit two girls ages two and seven playing in a nearby sandbox around 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The younger girl suffered a grazing wound to her head, and the older one was hit in the upper back.


Police will begin arrests of MLD gang members on whatever charges they can find: drugs, gun possession, even outstanding warrants. The move is part of the CPD’s overall anti-gang strategy, initiated by previous superintendent Jody Weis, to use heavy enforcement of even the pettiest of crimes to disrupt a gang’s day-to-day operations after it commits an act of violence. Ultimately, the goal is to create an anti-violence norm within the gang, convincing gang members that senseless violence is bad for business.