Trump threatens to send feds into Chicago amid 'carnage'

President Donald Trump is offering to "send in the Feds" if Chicago can't reduce its homicide figures.

Trump's comments also came a day after Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel - who was at one time chief of staff to President Barack Obama - criticized Trump's complaints over media coverage of his inauguration.

The federal government should invest "in neighborhoods that are hard hit by poverty and become a breeding ground for violence", Emanuel said.

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has said that weak penalties for those convicted of crimes involving guns are partially to blame for the city's homicide rate, which rose to 762 murders in 2016.

Following a sprawling federal investigation, the Justice Department and city officials announced in the final days of the Obama administration plans to seek a court-enforceable agreement to reform the city's policing practices.

"We need our police to have high professional standards, the training to support them in those high professional standards and the certainty to be proactively involved", Emanuel said, according to NBC Chicago. Emanuel spoke against the controversial stop-and-frisk tactics promoted by Trump.

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There have been 42 murders in Chicago since the start of the year.

"A policy like stop-and-frisk could save thousands of lives in a city like Chicago, just like it saved thousands of lives in NY". But it is not clear what the future of that agreement will be if Sen.

Cooper said there had been a "wholesale failure" by Emanuel and other IL officials to stop the "carnage", perhaps indicating why Trump put quotation marks around that word in his Tweet.

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In this case, Trump appeared to be responding to a segment on Fox News. Shootings were even, with 182 shootings through this date both years.


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