WHOA: Trump Just Sent STRIKE FORCE to Chicago…
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Chicago’s crime rate has been growing and been ignored for decades. Trump made a promise to fix it and it will be.
As Reported the Daily Mail:
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is looking to send 20 more agents to Chicago, just a week after President Donald Trump tweeted he would ‘send in the Feds’ to the city to curb surging gun violence.
The new team will be called the ‘Chicago Crime Guns Strike Force.’
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office said he hadn’t been told about the move, but welcomed the extra federal resources he has asked the president for.
He also wants more DEA and FBI agents on the ground in a bid to combat the problems with violence that have crippled the city in recent years.
Currently, there are 40 agents in the city according to CNN.
The agency said another option would be to develop strategies with the city.
The plans may have been in the works before Trump’s remarks.
ATF would not say if the choice to do it now was in response to Trump’s tweets.
A spokesperson for ATF said: ‘ATF is exploring various options as we are committed to furthering law enforcement efforts in Chicago.’
‘One of those options is to send additional agents to Chicago on permanent transfers. ATF is still early in the process of developing strategies and will be prepared to discuss these options further once plans are finalized.’
‘We remain hopeful that they will also provide added DEA and FBI agents, that they will boost the prosecution rate for federal gun crimes in Chicago and that they will provide funding for successful violence prevention efforts.’
Emanuel is fairly critical of the new president. A few days after the inauguration, the mayor said Trump should focus on jobs and education rather than how many people were in the crowd.
The next day, Trump tweeted. Many thought he was referring to martial law: ‘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.’
Emanuel said the National Guard would not be welcome in Chicago, but he was open to other solutions.
Before Trump took office, he tweeted out a similar sentiment about Chicago needing federal intervention saying: ‘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!’