President Trump recently weighed in on several issues facing Americans. On Tuesday, he released a series of statements regarding mainstream media’s crime surge cover up, an attack on a former senator and recent claims by Ohio candidates who say they have his support.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the rising crime rate in cities such as Chicago would “not turn on a dime.” In a press briefing on Monday, Psaki was asked about the White House’s efforts to combat crime in the Windy City, citing 12 killings among around 70 people who were shot just over the weekend.
Shocking numbers discovered by the Gun Violence Archive (GVA) Sunday, indicate more than 900 shootings took place in the U.S. between July 17 and July 23. In the 915 shootings accounted for, at least 430 people were killed with more than 1,000 injured. This comes as people across the nation are urging government officials to take action as gun violence surges.
Police in Chicago have called on members of the community after a spree of violence. During a press conference on Thursday, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown urged the public to help them identify suspects in three mass shootings that occurred in less than six hours.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said his new Justice Department is focusing on five American cities to tackle illegal gun trafficking. On Thursday, while in Chicago, the official announced he’s sending gun trafficking strike forces to the Democrat-led cities of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
Two overnight shootings in Chicago have left a 14-year-old dead and several others injured.
At least 10 people have been shot during two separate incidents in Democrat-run Chicago. According to authorities, the shootings occurred just hours apart in two different neighborhoods on Wednesday.
Chicago’s mayor asks the Biden administration for help curbing violence in the city despite refusing offers made by President Trump.
A Chicago man has been faced with murder charges in connection with a deadly shooting during last month’s Puerto Rican day festivities in the city. 34-year-old Anthony Lorenzi was arrested over the weekend in San Diego, California after surveillance video led authorities to his location.