Craig Futterman Criticizes Forfeiture Policy as 'Wrongheaded'

Chicago gang ordinance under fire despite effort to modify proposal in hopes of combating crime

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is trying to salvage a proposed gang forfeiture ordinance that has come under fire since day one.

City Council members were presented with some modifications to try and address concerns Friday. However, critics still say the measure will not help reduce crime.

Lightfoot said the city needs every tool in its arsenal to combat the gang violence that is plaguing Chicago's street, which is why she is pushing so hard for an ordinance to seize assets from gang leaders.

“This ordinance is just wrongheaded, some foolish policy and it's just a distraction,” said Craig Futterman, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School.

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