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President Trump and the 'Chicago problem'

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The name "Trump" takes up two stories atop a Chicago skyscraper, but the President has singled out the city for concentrated "carnage." As promised, he's "sending in the feds" — 20 more officers of the ATF — to work with local police and the highway patrol—with exclusive focus on shootings. Chicago has more than any other city, and even critics say they'd be glad to see guns off the street. But they insist that law enforcement can't solve the problem alone. Are Chicago's neighborhoods all that different from other poor, over-crowded urban centers?  

Credits

Guests:
Natalie Moore - WBEZ, Chicago public radio - @natalieymoore, Lance Williams - Northeastern Illinois University - @CCICS_Chicago, Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve - Temple University - @nvancleve, Christopher Parker - University of Washington - @blackbruin

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Van Cleve on why Trump's threat to 'send in the Feds' won't help Chicago

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Luke Vander Ploeg, Katie Cooper, Evan George, Devan Schwartz