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Chicago Officials Think Their City’s Violence is a Joke. But Trump’s Not Laughing

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Parts of Chicago are overwhelmed by street violence. We’re only halfway through the year, and already the city has suffered THOUSANDS of shootings.

And it’s not because of “gun rights.” Ironically, Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country.

In fact, the city’s living proof that taking guns out of the hands of responsible citizens will only lead to more crime and violence, since criminals don’t play by the rules.

But rather than see the light and surrender to logic, some Chicago city officials are content to joke about the violence and laugh at the bloodshed.

From the Chicago Tribune:

… a supervisor in the scandal-plagued water department used his city email account to negotiate firearms deals and make light of deadly Fourth of July violence in black neighborhoods by offering “Chicago Safari” tours, a new watchdog report revealed…

The latest development in the ongoing investigation…emerged as Inspector General Joseph Ferguson detailed how ousted district water superintendent Paul Hansen emailed with individuals over personal purchases or sales of at least four firearms and five cars.

In his quarterly report, Ferguson revealed a fresh string of anti-black emails sent to multiple high-ranking water department workers that touted a fake “Chicago Safari” package. It cited the number of shootings during a July Fourth weekend and guaranteed tourists would observe “at least one kill and five crime scenes” and also see “lots of animals in their natural habitat.”

Well, President Trump isn’t laughing.

He had already put Chicago on notice shortly after his inauguration. And now, Trump is keeping his promise to “send in the feds.”


“Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help. 1714 shootings in Chicago this year,” he tweeted at the end of last month.

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