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Trump claims credit for Chicago 'strike force' to address gun violence - Yahoo News

President Trump took credit on Friday for a new initiative to stop gun violence in Chicago. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: AP, Getty). More. President Trump announced early Friday morning that he was sending federal help to Chicago in an ...and more »

Halfway through 2017, violence remains stubbornly high in Chicago - Chicago Tribune

Coming off a period of several years when homicides in Chicago were at nearly an all-time low, the number of killings in the city during the first half of this year continues to be on a par with a disastrous 2016 for the city that saw some of its worst ...and more »

Trump's favorite target for anti-crime rhetoric may not deserve its violent reputation - Business Insider

Trump has made Chicago a focus of his anti-crime remarks over the past year. But the city's reputation for violence belies its relative level of homicides. Nationwide, homicides have ticked up but remain at historically low levels. For much of the past ...and more »

Chicago police, federal officials to announce gun violence 'strike force' on eve of July 4th weekend - Washington Post

The Chicago police and federal authorities announced Friday an effort aimed at cracking down on gun crimes in the violence-plagued city. Officials say this effort will combine police officers, state troopers, federal agents and state and federal ...and more »

As feds help Chicago on guns, Trump aide says city's crime more about 'morality' - Chicago Tribune

Twenty federal gun agents have been assigned to Chicago to join a newly formed task force aimed at cutting the flow of illegal guns into the city and cracking down on people repeatedly arrested on gun charges. Hours after the Chicago police department ...and more »

White House spokeswoman: Chicago crime 'driven by morality' - CNN

Washington (CNN) White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday crime in Chicago is "driven by morality more than anything else." Sanders' remark came in response to a question about whether easy access to guns was responsible ...and more »

Trump says he is sending federal help to fight Chicago crime - Reuters

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he was sending federal help to fight crime in Chicago that has reached “epidemic” proportions. FILE PHOTO - Chicago police officer investigate a crime scene of a gunshot victim in ...and more »

Trump says he is sending federal help to quell Chicago violence - The Hill

President Trump tweeted on Friday he will send federal resources to Chicago in order to quell the city's violence. Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this ...and more »

Chicago Police and Federal Agents to Team Up on Gun Violence - New York Times

CHICAGO — As a candidate, Donald J. Trump frequently mentioned the shootings that claim hundreds of lives here each year. As a new president, he threatened on Twitter to “send in the Feds!” if the local authorities did not stop the “carnage.” Five ...and more »

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Suggests Chicago Has Crime Problems Because Of 'Morality' - HuffPost

Her comments came hours after President Donald Trump said he was sending the feds into the Windy City. By Nick Wing. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested Friday that crime in Chicago is a result of the city's lack of morality. At an ...and more »