Trump says he is sending federal help to quell Chicago violence

Trump says he is sending federal help to quell Chicago violence

Trump says he is sending federal help to quell Chicago violence

The van feeds evidence collected at the scene into a national database and can produce results within hours as compared with the days it would take the Police Department to find a match, officials said.

Chicago Police officials say the strike force will be a specialized team of city cops, federal agents and IL state troopers who will work exclusively on stemming the flow of illegally possessed guns and targeting repeat gun offenders.

He posted the news in a tweet.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in the press release that the task force "will significantly help our police officers stem the flow of illegal guns and create a culture of accountability for the small subset of individuals and gangs who disproportionately drive violence in our city".

Meanwhile, Chicago police say crime in the city has decreased from 2016, when there were 4,331 shooting victims and 762 homicides. And this week, police officials said the A.T.F. was stationing a mobile ballistics lab in the city for part of the summer, the season when violence here traditionally peaks.

The number of murders and shootings in the Midwestern city of 2.7 million has been down slightly so far this year from the same period last year, according to police. "In many ways, the policies in Chicago have not been working".

President Trump to send federal help to Chicago to curb shooting epidemic

"No child in America should have to walk the streets of their neighborhood in fear of violent criminals, and yet in Chicago, thousands of children do every day".

Chicago is among a number of so-called sanctuary cities, which provide some protection to illegal immigrants under laws that limit cooperation between local police and federal immigration authorities.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement late Thursday that federal and Cook County prosecutors plan to develop new strategies to prosecute gun crimes and offenders.

Chicago is a shooting disaster-they should immediately go to STOP AND FRISK.

"The Trump Administration will not let the bloodshed go on; we can not accept these levels of violence", Sessions said in a statement on Friday afternoon. Our federal partners from the USA attorney's office, the ATF, the FBI need to be much more invested in this overall strategy.

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