Free Shoes in Chicago on Sunday from Rapper VIc Mensa

Rapper Vic Mensa’s Save Money Save Life foundation will give away thousands of free shoes in a low-income South Side Chicago neighborhood where a recent sting using “bait trucks” to lure potential shoe thieves faced criticism from civil rights activists and local officials. The Sunday, August 26th event comes after residents filmed police arresting a man and accused officers of trying to entrap poor residents.


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Norfolk Southern Railroad organized the sting with assistance from the Chicago Police Department. The effort was aimed at combatting thefts from nearby rail yards. The railroad company has since apologized , and prosecutors dropped charges against three people arrested during the sting.

Sunday’s event will include multiple “anti-bait trucks” with gym shoes from brands, including Puma, Adidas, Nike and Converse, for everyone from toddlers to adults, said foundation co-founder Laundi Keepseagle.


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West Englewood Community Center

2050 W 59th Street

Chicago, IL 60611

August 26th, 4-7pm

FREE to the Public!


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