Left-wing Democrat Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot is now seeking federal help to combat the incredible murder rate in Chicago. At a press conference early today and reported by Fox32 Chicago, Lightfoot is seeking assistance from the federal government in three specific areas:
“Lightfoot made three specific requests of Garland. One being that he send ATF agents to Chicago for six months in order to “increase the number of gun investigations and gun seizures.”
Secondly, Lightfoot is requesting more federal prosecutors be sent to the city in order to handle new crime cases that will be generated by the federal government also sending more ATF agents to work on investigations.
Thirdly, Lightfoot wants Garland to send additional federal marshals to Chicago to help the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Chicago Police Department with tracking down thousands of individuals wanted on warrants.”
Lightfoot also mentioned “ghost guns” as a major problem and reminded residents the city has set aside $1M dollars payable in $15k increments for anyone who turns in information leading to removal of “illegal guns.”
In July 2020, Mayor Lightfoot famously asked Trump not to send federal agents to Chicago but asked him to develop “moral courage” instead. Chicago has been controlled by Democrats for a century.