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Criminals Aren’t Happy About What Trump Just Sent To Chicago

Violent crimes have skyrocketed in the windy city in 2016, and only weeks into 2017 the city is already heading towards breaking its own record again. President Donald Trump warned when taking office that he would send federal authorities in to take control of the problem if things didn't die down, and that's just what he's doing.

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that its sending representatives to Chicago next week to work with local law enforcement. The aim is to craft new policies to address gang warfare killings. The initiative has been in the works for months, but action has been delayed.

The anti-police sentiment promoted by social justice groups and even some liberal politicians may be more behind the growing violence than police tactics. Former Chicago police superintendent Garry McCarthy has been vocal about criminals being 'emboldened' when police procedures proven to work in high crime areas are criticized.

As former President Barack Obama's administration came to a close, the DOJ reported that the Chicago Police Department was using 'excessive' force and unconstitutional practices to subdue and engage people. The CPD vowed to review and reform its practices. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has talked about focusing on education and increasing the size of the police force to deal with the problem. Ever-tightening gun laws are also commonly brought up as a solution to the problem.

Some argue that the police need to crack down on crime, rather than take a softer stance. No one objects to more police or education. The gun laws just keep guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens, leaving them defenseless; they don’t deter people who obtain guns illegally and use them to instigate violence.

Even before taking office, President Trump was tweeting about the problem. "Chicago murder rate is record setting - 4,331 shooting victims with 762 murders in 2016. If Mayor can't do it he must ask for Federal help!" he said early in January.

“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!” he tweeted just a couple of days after his inauguration.

“As the mayor said just a few hours ago, the Chicago Police Department is more than willing to work with the federal government to build on our partnerships with DOJ, FBI, DEA, and ATF and boost federal prosecution rates for gun crimes in Chicago,” replied Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.

Source: Breitbart
Photo: Mad World News

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