Trump On Chicagoland: "Killings Have Reached Epic Proportions...I'm Sending In The Feds!"

He's been promising to do it for a long time, and now it appears that Trump is finally "sending in the Feds" to help with Chicago's "crime and killings" which have "reached epic proportions."


As the Chicago Sun Times noted this morning, Trump's Federal force will include 20 agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and they have been tasked with the mission of solving gun crimes and hunting down gun traffickers in the city.

On Thursday, authorities confirmed that about 20 additional agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been sent to Chicago to combat gun violence here.


The ATF agents are working with about 20 counterparts from the Chicago Police Department and Illinois State Police on a strike force whose mission is to solve shootings and hunt down gun traffickers through ballistics technology.


Prosecutors from the U.S. attorney’s office and Cook County state’s attorney’s office have been assigned to the force to decide whether suspects in gun crimes should be charged in state or federal court.


“The goal is the prosecute as many of these guys as possible federally where they will serve longer prison terms,” said Anthony Riccio, head of the Chicago Police Department’s organized crime unit.

And more from the Times:

The new strike force, with the aid of a specially equipped mobile van that can quickly process bullets and shell casings, is using such hits to build cases against shooters and gun dealers.


“We’ve been doing this all along but now it’s being amped up,” said Dave Coulson, a spokesman for ATF in Chicago. “It’s a more concerted effort.”


Riccio said the strike force, which officially began on June 1, has developed a “bunch of leads” so far.


One 9mm gun has been linked to 28 shootings, including several murders, on the West Side, Riccio said.


The strike force has also linked 14 different assault rifles to a spate of gang-related shootings on the Southwest Side, Riccio said.

Of course, Trump has talked about "sending in the Feds" several times over the past year with the most recent tweet coming just after he moved into the White House.


Unfortunately, the murder stats have only gotten worse since then.  So far, through June 28th, there have been 333 murders in the city of Chicago and 1,753 shootings (charts per HeyJackAss!).


Not surprisingly, the most homicides have come from Chicago's violent South and West Side neighborhoods.


Of course, Trumps' approach to fixing Chicago's violence seems to be slightly different than that of the Obama administration which simply chose to write an eloquent report blasting Chicago's police as "racist" and "brutal" thugs.


We're curious to see which approach will prove more effective.


Manthong Looney Fri, 06/30/2017 - 12:03 Permalink

  Go big or stay at home. The least you can do is air drop into the near west side at least as much munitions as we do for moderate terrorists in MENA. There is no reason that area should look any better than Mosul. 
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Predators, Hellfires, Bradleys, Abrams’, TOWs… there is a lot of money for the MIC here if you just do not let a good crisis go to waste. Mayor Rahm will back you up on that one. 

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Dabooda FatTony7915726 (not verified) Fri, 06/30/2017 - 15:07 Permalink

Chicago's problems are not simply problems that government has failed to solve.  They are problems that government has CAUSED. Causative factors: The War on Drugs, which gives birth to violent gangs. Government schools, which teach kids that compulsion is a valid means of dealing with others -- and so produces crops of obedient sheep and violent predators. Aid to Families with Dependent Children, which incentivizes out-of-wedlock births, children growing up without responsible fathers.Welfare, which perpetuates a culture where only suckers work for a living Affirmative action legislation, which creates a culture of victimhood,Minimum wage laws, which prevent low-skilled people from getting legal employment.Compulsory education laws, which keep kids from learning anything useful.Gun control laws, which make criminals of gun dealers (who deal ONLY with other criminals) and prevent  peaceful folks from defending themselves.Trump has not proposed doing anything that will correct any of these problems.  He will therefore only make them worse.

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Akzed nmewn Fri, 06/30/2017 - 13:47 Permalink… the recent rise of violence in Chicago involving over 3000 shooting victims in 2016 so far (January 1st to September 13th), it appears that another case of U.S. sponsored gun-smuggling and intentional destruction of inner-city communities may be at play.In a publicly available video testimony an ex-Chicago gang member describes how crates of fully automatic firearms would regularly be found in alley ways and back streets of urban Chicago at the early hours of the morning, giving free, illegal weapons to the gangs of Chi-Town, which is now often referred to as Chiraq because it is a war zone.

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MalteseFalcon Akzed Fri, 06/30/2017 - 14:00 Permalink

"an ex-Chicago gang member describes how crates of fully automatic firearms would regularly be found in alley ways and back streets of urban Chicago at the early hours of the morning, giving free, illegal weapons to the gangs of Chi-Town"You'd almost think that someone, tired of being stifled by a socialist political class, decided to pour guns and drugs into Chicago to teach some people a lesson.

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UselessEater Bad Attitude Fri, 06/30/2017 - 12:53 Permalink

Same same wherever you go:South Africa: WE NEED TO HIRE MORE SECURITY GUARDS TO PROTECT OUR POLICE OFFICERS AT NIGHT- SAYS MINISTER OF POLICE…"Whites must NEVER be depressed about the future. When you see what a black run society is like then you’ll laugh so much and realise that we’ll be better off on our own doing our own thing. The link to the source is on the bottom. Take note also of how robbies against Police stations have increased" 

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Endgame Napoleon NotApplicable Fri, 06/30/2017 - 12:03 Permalink

Put the Feds in the junior highs and high schools to discourage them from recruiting new gang members before it ever starts. Of course, they would probably just do it after school, when the children are not being monitored by parents who get showered with welfare/taxfare, but often do not watch their kids. And no, all Black people are not like that, not even close.

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The Ram LawsofPhysics Fri, 06/30/2017 - 12:04 Permalink

Yes!!  Mother nature eventually solves all problems.  Just butt out and let the Darwin Awards begin.  For the few who are unitiated, the Darwin awards are unofficially given out every year for people who find creative ways to eliminate theirselves from the gene pool.  Drug dealers killing other drug dealers as well as non-paying customers is an excellent category for the awards.  

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shocktherapy The Ram Fri, 06/30/2017 - 12:14 Permalink

Better Option.Repeal the gun laws. Let good hard working people defend themselves !If we focus on the violent crimes that dominate the headlines, African-Americans arrested (147,002) in 2014 constitute .3% of the total African-American population. In other words, 94.8% of the Black people one might meet have not been arrested for a crime (at least not in 2014) and 99.7% of the Black people one might meet have not been arrested for a violent crime.

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swmnguy VWAndy Fri, 06/30/2017 - 17:29 Permalink

While we're thinking clearly, let's have a look at Chicago's historical murder statistics.That's not much fun, because murder totals for 2016 were the same as they were in 1997, and 1997 had the lowest number of murders in Chicago since 1989.The trend toward fewer murders from 1998-2015 ended, to be sure.  But Chicago today has far fewer murders than it had for stretches of the '70s, '80s and '90s.The trend seems to pick up as the drugs market changes.  I'm guessing this uptick has to do with splitting up the opiates trade this time around.As usual, if you want to avoid violent crime in America, stay out of the traffic in street drugs and don't stay in a violent relationship and you've reduced your risk to nearly nil.But that's no way to kick around a political football.

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Omen IV yogibear Fri, 06/30/2017 - 13:55 Permalink

The way to help Chicago is to hasten Bankruptcy by cutting government funds for sanctuary cities / education / cops / housing / food stamps / medicaid and let the place implode then when they agree to permanent reforms negotiate solutions  - leave them alone no win getting involved

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