STRIKE FORCE

Trump Sends Feds Into Chicago to Fight Crime Problem

The Trump administration on Friday confirmed that it will send federal agents into Chicago to assist with fighting the city’s violent crime problem. “Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this year!” President Trump tweeted, hours before Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed the move in a public statement. “The Trump Administration will not let the bloodshed go on; we cannot accept these levels of violence,” Sessions wrote. “That’s why, under President Trump’s strong leadership, we have created the Chicago Gun Strike Force and are sending 20 more permanent ATF agents to Chicago, reallocating federal prosecutors and prioritizing prosecutions to reduce gun violence, and working with law enforcement partners to stop the lawlessness.”