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Chicago Crime Wave Prompts Trump To Send In Reinforcements

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Chicago Crime Wave Prompts Trump To Send In Reinforcements

Excerpted From Fox News: Months after taking to Twitter to say he would send in “the Feds” to help reduce Chicago’s murder rate, President Trump’s administration has sent in agents to combat the ongoing violence.

Authorities confirmed Thursday to The Chicago Sun-Times about 20 additional agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been sent to the city.

Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared to confirm Friday that the federal government is sending help, while decrying the crime epidemic on the city’s streets.

“Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this year!” Trump tweeted.

Sessions also told “Fox & Friends” that his department is assisting.

“We’ll have an impact in reducing shootings in Chicago,” he said, while saying police there are “demoralized” and city policies are not working.

“Murders are way, way too high,” he said.

Shortly after his inauguration, Trump tweeted “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible “carnage” going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!”

The new set of agents will work with counterparts from the Chicago Police Department and Illinois State Police on a strike force to solve shootings and arrest gun traffickers, according to the Sun-Times.

Included in the strike force are prosecutors from the U.S. attorney’s office and Cook County state’s attorney’s office, the Sun-Times reports, who will decided whether suspects in gun crime should be charged in state of federal court

“The goal is the prosecute as many of these guys as possible federally where they will serve longer prison terms,” Anthony Riccio, head of the Chicago Police Department’s organized crime unit, told the newspaper.

Trump has previously voiced concern about violence in Chicago. Earlier in January, he posted, “If Mayor can’t do it he must ask for Federal help!” Keep reading

Excerpted From The Chicago Sun-Times:
In January, President Donald Trump tweeted that he’d “send in the Feds!” to Chicago, citing the city’s miserable statistics on shootings.

Well, his administration did just that.

On Thursday, authorities confirmed that about 20 additional agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been sent to Chicago to combat gun violence here.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times’ count, 1,737 people have been shot this year, more than 300 of them fatally.

The ATF agents are working with about 20 counterparts from the Chicago Police Department and Illinois State Police on a strike force whose mission is to solve shootings and hunt down gun traffickers through ballistics technology.

Prosecutors from the U.S. attorney’s office and Cook County state’s attorney’s office have been assigned to the force to decide whether suspects in gun crimes should be charged in state or federal court.

“The goal is the prosecute as many of these guys as possible federally where they will serve longer prison terms,” said Anthony Riccio, head of the Chicago Police Department’s organized crime unit.

The strike force is operating on intelligence gathered from the National Integrated Ballistics Information Network, ATF’s digital catalogue of the unique marks created when bullets are fired — like fingerprints for guns.

Last year, the Chicago Police Department submitted information involving 11,000 bullets and shell casings to the NIBIN system — about as many entries as Los Angeles and New York made combined. Keep reading

  • I heard that Trump is sending us a high-tech evidence van and Rahm scoffed that Chicago already has one. But the one we have needs a 220 volt line which the van doesn’t supply, so they have to drive it back to police HQ to do actual evidence scanning. Which means our “evidence van” just picks up the evidence and drives it back to the lab so it may as well be just a regular SUV.

    BTW 259 out of 310 homicide victims in this city so far this year have been black. Tell me again how Trump’s not doing anything for the black community in this country.

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  • Jackie Puppet

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/ag-sessions-slams-violence-in-chicago/

    “White House: Chicago crime ‘driven more by morality’ than guns”

    Well, it’s actually driven by IMmorality of the black population. And the brown population. And the gay population and their supporters.

  • Gaius_Suetonius_Tranquillus

    20? They need to send in 200!

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