"The Trump Administration will not let the bloodshed go on; we can not accept these levels of violence".
"This is a man who said his first duty is the safety and security of all Americans".
The President threatened to send in help early in his administration after months of campaigning against crime in Chicago and other major cities. "He is here to help people". As of Thursday, 320 murders had been committed in Chicago this year, two less than at this same point in 2016. The number of murders was more than New York City and Los Angeles combined.
Trump has tweeted about Chicago in the past, in January he said, "If Chicago doesn't fix the terrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!".
In 2013, the then-businessman and TV personality labelled the Midwestern city a "shooting disaster" and called for a non-optional "stop and frisk" policing system to be implemented.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office says the city welcomes the 20 additional federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms who have been sent to help combat the city's rampant gun violence.
Sessions said the anti-crime policies in Chicago have not worked and police "have been demoralized in many ways".
The idea of a new strike force was reportedly born last November, and in March, a police official met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Washington, D.C.to discuss how to proceed.
Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a statement Thursday night that "we are foundationally changing the way we fight crime in Chicago".
"The goal is the prosecute as many of these guys as possible federally where they will serve longer prison terms", Anthony Riccio, head of the Chicago Police Department's organized crime unit, told the newspaper. The Chicago Sun-Times reports 20 additional ATF agents have been sent to Chicago.
Chicago is also in the midst of reforming its police department after a federal investigation found officers routinely violated the civil rights of people, citing excessive force and racially discriminatory conduct.
The police department said it would welcome help from the newly formed team.
On his way into the House, Green Leader Andrew Weaver explained why his party would vote the bills down, sight unseen. Christy Clark has set the bar high in promising less partisan, more collaborative, more compassionate government.
New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson announced Tebow will play his final game Sunday as a Columbia Fireflies outfielder. It's probably too late for anyone to save the Mets' 2017 season, but prospect Tim Tebow is one step closer to the major leagues.
July 29th, I am expecting Tonya Evinger to give me the type of fight that can help us both earn our first UFC performance bonus". We were supposed to fight before and then it'll be unbelievable , we're gonna fight for title belt in the UFC at 145".
The video is labeled as an "early in-engine tech demo" so what is showcased may not represent the final product. Especially as you get a free drinking mini-game if you take a sip of squash every time he says "space monkey".
According to police statements , Randolph broke the window before police arrived to make the deaths look like an accident . It says the mother then went inside the house and smoked marijuana before falling asleep for between two to three hours .
Commenting on the list of demands, Tillerson on Sunday said some of the demands "will be very hard for Qatar to meet". He was also expected to meet Qatar's foreign minister while both men are in Washington, Guterres' spokesman said.
Both naturally aspirated engines are hooked up to automated sequential manual gearboxes with six- and seven-speeds, respectively. To see it out before an all-new model debuts soon, Aston Martin has launched the Vantage AMR, of which only 300 are to be built.
The Trump administration has officially entered the courtroom battle over Senate Bill 4 , Texas' immigration-enforcement bill. Trump campaigned against sanctuary cities and on January 25 issued an executive order to punish them.
Hurt When New York Subway Derails
Emergency personnel have responded to a New York City subway station where passengers were reporting smoke and a loss of power. There were reports of sparks and smoke filling the cars, accounts that were corroborated by videos posted to social media.
Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion
As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people!We're making progress connecting the... Behind Facebook , YouTube is best positioned to surpass the two billion benchmark as they have 1.5 billion users.
Google Pixel XL 2 To Sport A 5.99-Inch Display
However, the glass window is placed near the top and not encloses the fingerprint scanner like what previous reports said. However, the smaller Pixel will still retain the chunky bezels and will also pack in a stereo speakers at the front.
Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch sector
This fresh round of ceasefire violation was retaliated to by the Indian army in a fierce manner, said a defence official. The Pakistani BAT members were armed with headband cameras to record the attack on the Indian Army patrol.
Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud
Ronaldo's trouble coincided with the same Madrid-based prosecutor's office accusing Mourinho of two counts of tax fraud. Russia's players attend a training session at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 .
Democrats may benefit from gerrymandering — AP analysis
That was especially true after the 2010 census, when new Republican majorities took control of the redistricting process. Political scientists say gerrymandering can cause a lack of competition, as party-friendly lines discourage challengers.