Trump announces ‘surge’ of federal agents to cities hit by gun violence

Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump announced he was deploying more federal agents to Chicago and other major cities Wednesday to help battle a jump in gun violence and shooting deaths.The move came a day after 15 people in Chicago, the country’s third largest city, were wounded in a drive-by shooting at a funeral for a man recently gunned down in what police called gang violence.But officials made clear that the government was not sending paramilitary forces in to address protests, as it has in a deeply controversial move in Portland, Oregon.”I’m announcing a surge of federal law enf…

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