Law and order will finally return to the Windy City and not a moment too soon, because Chicago’s murder rate is destroying thousands of innocent lives and families with no end in sight. President Donald Trump was adamant when he tweeted Tuesday night, “If Chicago doesn’t fix the horrible “carnage” going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!” Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, did not hesitate and said he’s on board, according to the Daily Caller.
In a city where black families and especially children and teens have witnessed their neighborhood and lives shattered on a daily basis while former President Barack Obama said little and did even less, President Trump has taken action. The year is less than a month old and already the escalating murder rate has surpassed 2016 murder rate. Thus far, 40 people have died so far have been killed due to gun violence compared to 51 who were killed in January of last year.
What Chicagoans and the nation has witnessed over the last several years in the former president’s home town was a critical death spiral of hope and an eruption of street savagery that is nearly unparalleled in any other urban city in America.
Police Supt. Eddie Johnson acknowledged that the time for false promises from the last presidential administration has ended. He affirmed his support for Trump’s new law and order effort by stating, “the Chicago Police Department is more than willing to work with the federal government to build on our partnerships with the DOJ, FBI, DEA and ATF to boost federal prosecution rates for gun crimes in Chicago,” reported the Daily Caller.
President Trump stressed in this Inaugural Address that he would take action to end the carnage in America and Chicago is ground zero for this determination to restore law and order to the Windy City.