Saturday, January 21, 2017

Capitol Fax: New White House website references “thousands of shootings in Chicago”

Now that we have a new administration in Washington, DC we have a new set of priorities. Starting with law and order and the new President has pledged to support our nation's police organizations.

Rich Miller at the CapFax notes the new policy page with regards to law and order. I'll just excerpt what he says regarding our fair city:
The Trump Administration is committed to reducing violent crime. In 2015, homicides increased by 17% in America’s fifty largest cities. That’s the largest increase in 25 years. In our nation’s capital, killings have risen by 50 percent. There were thousands of shootings in Chicago last year alone.

Our country needs more law enforcement, more community engagement, and more effective policing.

Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter. Our job is to make life more comfortable for parents who want their kids to be able to walk the streets safely. Or the senior citizen waiting for a bus. Or the young child walking home from school.

Supporting law enforcement means supporting our citizens’ ability to protect themselves. We will uphold Americans’ Second Amendment rights at every level of our judicial system.
It has been in the news that the current President Trump had been somewhat boastful about ending the gun violence in some of the gang infested neighborhoods of Chicago. Does anyone think the White House can put an end to the rash of gun violence in this city?

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