Democrat ineptitude has forced President Trump to step in and clean up their mess.
President Trump is sending the Feds into Chicago. “Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this year!” he said in a tweet (via FOX News).
Chicago was warned by the president in his first week in office that if they cannot address the problem of gun violence, he would be forced to send in reinforcements.
President Trump has been quietly sending agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) into the Democrat city to help local police.
Now, President Trump has committed an addition 20 ATF agents to form a strike force in cooperation with Illinois State Police and the Chicago Police Department.
“Murders are way, way too high,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions, supporting President Trump. “We’ll have an impact in reducing shootings in Chicago.”
Session went on to criticize policies of the City of Chicago for demoralizing local police departments who are struggling to catch criminals.
The murder clearance rate in Chicago, which measures the number of murder cases that end with an arrest or death of the offender, has stagnated below 3o percent for over three years (via USA Today).
Last year, Chicago and Illinois police could only clear 25.6 percent of the murders that occurred in the city. The abysmal clearance rate is a black mark on the Chicago Police Department, and the Democrat-controlled city council and Mayor’s office.
The ATF agents will be helping local police solve more murders while also tracking down the traffickers funneling guns to inner city gangs. The ATF agents will be joined by prosecutors from the U.S. Attorneys Office who will determine if criminals should face punishments at the state or federal level.
The head of the Chicago Police Department says the goal is to get as many criminals off the streets as possible. Criminals will face charges with the longest sentences to clean up the streets.
Finally, the people of Chicago will start to feel some relief from their city’s continually climbing murder rates. President Trump will prove to the people of Chicago that Republicans can solve the problems plaguing Democrat cities.