Trump Says He’s Sending ‘Federal Help’ to Chicago Amid Gun Violence

Jack Phillips | Epoch Times,

Last year, 751 were gunned down and more than 4,300 people were shot.

After countless shootings and hundreds of murders during the first half of 2017, Chicago is getting more federal aid.

Twenty additional federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) have been sent to the city after President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that: “Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help.”

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Local Chicago website DNAInfo says at least 332 people have been shot and killed in Chicago in this year.

Last year, 751 were gunned down and more than 4,300 people were shot, according to local reports.

In the tweet, Trump said there have been “1714 shootings in Chicago this year!” According to the Tribune, that number is actually higher: at least 1,760 have been shot.

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  • RockyMtn1776

    NO ! Don’t do it ! This is a no win situation for Trump. He will be called racist if he does this and a coward by those he promised law and order to as a campaign promise if he does not, The illustrious Mayor of Chicago Rahm ( Deadfish) Emanuel allowed this crime wave to take place, let HIM clean it up. Let things continue on until the Mayor is forced to call in the national guard, force Chicago to see who they re-elected for Mayor. – Not that they did not know, they did but didn’t care that he was an ex Obama Czar. Votes have consequences, let them pay the price, not Trump.