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Rapper Holds Shoe Giveaway In Poor Chicago Neighborhood In Response To Police 'Bait Truck'

By B. Miller

Chicago native and rapper Vic Mensa ("U Mad", "We Could Be Free") recently visited home with a social justice mission.

His visit came after news of Chicago police's "bait truck," which was filled with designer shoes and parked in low-income, predominantly black neighborhoods in an effort to lure thieves. The truck was a joint effort between the Chicago Police Department and the Norfolk Southern Railway, and was allegedly in response to freight containers recently being broken into.  

The clear racial and socio-economic discrimination enraged communities.