© 2022 WNIJ and WNIU
Northern Public Radio
801 N 1st St.
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-9000
Northern Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

President Tweets That He May 'Send In The Feds' If Chicago Doesn't Deal With Violence

Police_handcuffs_alt.jpg
Wikipedia
/

Donald Trump made a tweet Tuesday night singling out Chicago crime.  

The President said that if Chicago doesn't "fix the horrible 'carnage' going on" he would "send in the feds."  He further claims that Chicago had 228 shootings in 2017 so far.  Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson responded late Tuesday, saying he's more than willing to form partnerships with the Justice department, Justice, FBI, DEA, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. 

Trump didn't offer specifics on how the federal government would offer help.  However, the White House website says "Our country needs more law enforcement, more community engagement and more effective policing."