Skip to comments.Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago
Posted on 07/17/2014 6:08:43 AM PDT by rellimpank
Two weeks after Chicago's rampant gun violence shot back into the national spotlight with a bloody Fourth of July weekend, federal authorities are scheduled to announce Thursday that seven new ATF agents are being deployed to the city to try to help stem the violence.
By year end, the move will boost to 52 the number of agents in the Chicago office of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which traditionally has worked closely with Chicago police on tracing the flow of guns into the city and tracking guns used in crimes.
In a separate action, the FBI recently reassigned 20 more agents for the summer to its violent crime unit in Chicago, putting about 120 FBI agents in all on the frontline of the high-profile fight against gangs and guns.
The Department of Justice will continue to do everything in its power to help the city of Chicago combat gun violence, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement. These new agents are a sign of the federal government's ongoing commitment to helping local leaders ensure Chicago's streets are safe.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
Run around and fill out paperwork as the local coroner fills the body bags. THAT’LL help! /s
-—and from Chicago’s other fish wrap-—
Maybe they can harass the one gun shop owner in Chicago until they force him out of business and that will stop the criminals in Chicago.
“tracing the flow of guns into the city and tracking guns used in crimes”
Political correctness absolutely guarantees that the real problems will not even be considered. The blindness mandated by radical extremism will only feed the cancer.
"The scariest sentence in the English language is, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help you.'"
--U.S. President Ronald Reagan
Talk about a "P" in the pool!
I wonder if they’re bringing their super duty flame-thrower tanks and their crack team of wife-killing snipers too? They could burn the whole city down and just start over...oh wait...that’s Detroit....LOL.
Illustrating Chicago values.
:: the federal government’s ongoing commitment to helping local leaders ensure Chicago’s streets are safe ::
I don’t care who you are, that *right there* is funny.
Yes it is. If it is possible to make the Chicago situation worse, the feds are the ones to do it.
Look for murders to triple in Chicago.
Somehow, smaller cities with “different demographics” can have a much, MUCH higher gun ownership rate and have little if any “gun violence”.
I wonder what’s different about Chicago?
If they want to reduce gun violence in Chicago they simply need to organize a massive, well trained, GANG task force and pursue and prosecute and incarcerate every gang member in Chicago ruthlessly.
If police, community members, politicians, DAs, judges and parole boards got serious about going after gangs, the violence in Chicago could be cut in half in a couple of months and by 75% in a year.
Sadly, it will never happen. Instead they will harass law abiding gun owners and gun shops.
The Chicago ‘powers that be’ need to talk to Detroit Police Chief James Craig... he’ll tell them how it’s done...
Chicago has a huge problem with youth gangs. And these gangs are full of ghetto culture attitudes. Such as settling all slights, real and imagined, with violence.
Yes, the demographics of various cities, unfortunately, seem to be a strong predictor of what sorts of problems those cities have.
There does NOT seem to be a connection between strict guns laws in various cities, and their gun violence rates. If anything, some places such as Chicago have an inverse relationship of those factors.
I DO have THE solution to their “gun violence” problem,
and it has nothing to do with guns.
Here it is... it’s pretty simple, actually...
Ready for it?
Women, require the men to marry you before you have sex with them.
Many, many, many problems solved with that solution.
They will take guns from honest, law-abiding, non-violent people while deliberately leaving them in the hands of violent criminals.
U.S. foreclosures fall, but on rise in Chicago
Hey, can’t disagree there. The girls of today are far too willing to give things away to men with no strings attached.
Gee, might even start a trend here. Imagine a situation such as you mention, which might change people’s thinking about how they live their lives. It might even encourage people to think about settling down and centering their lives around married life. What a concept!!!!
And men... well, the men would have to be “marriage worthy” before getting sex.
Imagine the change in society THAT would cause.
BTW, The ATF has moved up the intelligence ladder. They are no longer the dumbest. That title now goes to TSA Agents, whom I believe are recruited from the lists of those who fail the ATF exam.
Sounds interesting. Yes, imagine that the men would have to show the girls that they were marriage material. Imagine that the men would have to show they are working, that they are responsible citizens, not running with gangs, not in trouble with the law, etc.
We could see major good changes in society, if this happened. Basically, if men had to be responsible and behave themselves, and even get married, in order to have that deep female companionship in their lives, it might change the way a lot of people think.
Tracing the flow —
Sounds like harassing the manufacturers and distributors, top down approach. Are any of your guns headed toward The Midwest, Illinois, Chicago?
Well STOP IT NOW, or we will.
Now, take the society that that produces, and that we once had,
and think in reverse - how would you destroy such a society and bring about what we have today...
congrats, you were just thinking like a “progressive”.
What a joke. This situation was going on when I was in college and it has never gotten any better. You would think they would figure it out after so many years.
.........anything short of re-locating all continuously un-employed black males under say 30 to boot camps in the SW Sun administered by REAL marines and that teach a trade to them is just NEVER going to produce peace and tranquility in Chicago!
If they won’t pick a trade and learn it, they can ccntinue to pound sand in the Arizona desert.
Un-employed, fatherless black males IS the problem and no amount of PC is going to change that!
“The Chicago powers that be need to talk to Detroit Police Chief James Craig... hell tell them how its done...”
Yes, but in addition, Chicago would have to fire that a$$hole from Massoftwo$hits who is their current Chief of Police. He’s a disgrace!
A black Tea Party's forming on Chicago's South Side... maybe they can talk the city into dumping the Politically Correct but ineffective Chief of Police....
“A black Tea Party’s forming on Chicago’s South Side... maybe they can talk the city into dumping the Politically Correct but ineffective Chief of Police....”
Good move! Blacks need to get off the RAT Plantation and turn around their lives and their thinking. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of inertia in the Black Community. They have gotten way too used to handouts, unprotected sex with those to whom they are not married, and joblessness due to lack of marketable skills. The men need to pull their pants up to cover the crack of their asses and start trying to make something of their lives.