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While Chicago Carjackings Are Up 283%, Gov. Pritzker Sends National Guard to D.C.

Say what you will about D.C., but it doesn’t have 5 carjackings a day. That’s a Chicago special. Along with 18 people being shot in one weekend.

Chicago’s carjacking spree is spinning violently out of control, with at least five of the crimes being reported a day across the city right now.

In the first month of this year, Chicago police reported 218 carjackings, a 283% increase when compared to the same time period last year. In January 2020, there were 77 carjackings.

“This is truly an all-hands-on-deck situation,” Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said.

It’s a public safety emergency so urgent Congressman Bobby Rush pulled together a coalition of police officials, prosecutors, federal agents and community activists to reassure Chicagoans that controlling carjackings is a top priority.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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