'Epidemic proportions': Trump pledges 'federal help' to stop violent crime in Chicago

Posted July 01, 2017

"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.

"This is a man who said his first duty is the safety and security of all Americans".

Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. "He is here to help people".

Last year was the most violent in Chicago for the past 20 years. The number of murders was more than New York City and Los Angeles combined.

Dubbed the Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force, the group consists of ATF agents and counterparts from the Chicago Police Department and Illinois State Police, who will work to investigate shootings and gun traffickers through ballistics technology, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. According to the police department, there have been 1,703 shooting victims. Collins, the spokesperson for Mayor Emanuel, said the progress Chicago Police have made this year "happened without any of the new resources from the federal government we requested".

Trump says he is sending federal help to quell Chicago 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. A specially-equipped mobile van that can process bullets and shell casings will help the task force investigators build cases against shooters and gun dealers, ATF spokesman Dave Coulson told the Sun-Tmes.

There have been over 30,000 gun-related incidents across the USA in the first six months of this year, according to figures from the Gun Violence Archive (GVA).

Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a statement "we are foundationally changing the way we fight crime in Chicago".

According to the Chicago Tribune, that number is actually 1,760, but is lower than it was at this time previous year.

The ATF agents work with Chicago and IL state police on a strike force to solve shootings and track down gun traffickers through ballistics technology, the paper said. So-called "sanctuary" policies tie the hands of law enforcement by rejecting common sense and undermining federal laws that would remove criminal, illegal aliens from the streets and remove them from this country.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez warns Manchester United about James Rodriguez
The Colombia worldwide is not part of Zinedine Zidane's plans and asked to be sold so he could get more regular playing time. James is a Madrid player and Madrid players do not leave when they want or when their parents or agents want.