As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following opinion editorial written by Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell, and published by FOXNEWS.COM:
During Memorial Day weekend last year, my younger brother and two of his friends were sitting in a car on the south side of Chicago when two men walked up to the window and fired 25 times. With his bloodied best friend dead in his arms, it was only through God’s grace and mercy that my younger brother made it out alive.
My heart aches for the many families, including the family of my brother’s best friend, who have experienced the unbearable pain of Chicago’s homicide epidemic.
Gun violence in Chicago has reached such horrific proportions – and city officials have proven so unable to deal with this crisis – that drastic action is called for.
The article goes on to state the following:
It’s my fervent hope that President Trump – who has frequently commented about the terrible violence plaguing the city – will intervene soon and provide federal law enforcement officers and funding to save lives of innocent men, women and children being gunned down every day in my hometown of Chicago.
Federal policing and security supports, in collaboration with local law enforcement, would be a good starting point for the president to take action.
On top of this, President Trump should fully fund programs aimed at positive alternatives to at-risk individuals before they fall into patterns of violence, using interventions shown to have long-term impacts on violent behavior
I’m sure there are other effective programs that could be launched as well. President Trump should direct Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Chris Wray to come up with a comprehensive action plan to end Chicago’s status as a war zone.
I’m not naïve. I realize it’s impossible to completely end killings in Chicago. But cutting the deadly toll substantially is an achievable goal.
Caldwell also stated:
The horrible epidemic of gun violence led me to criticize Mayor Rahm Emanuel last December in a Fox News interview with Shannon Bream, when I said: “Black lives don’t matter to Rahm Emanuel, black votes matter to Rahm Emanuel.”
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