Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces new strategy to combat violent crime in America during a speech in Charlotte, N. C. Tuesday.
CHARLOTTE, N. C. – U.S. attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday announced that Trump administration’s latest strategy to make America safe again: two task forces, the the violent crimes.
The groups, the work of, among others, from Federal and local agencies from North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
“Violent crime has increased here in America and in Charlotte—and that is deeply said troubling,” sessions. “In Pittsburgh, it is even higher.”
The announcement comes after more than 80 United Blood Nation gang members were indicted earlier this year as part of a multi-state crackdown on gangs.
“This operation is said to be involved—with more than 600 Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies—serves as a wonderful example of what we can achieve, we work together,” sessions.
The FBI estimates that the number of acts of violence has increased in the last two years to 4.1 percent, which is more than 10.7 million arrests in the year 2016.
The new “task forces” jacking partner with the FBI, and focus on crimes such as extortion, car, kidnappings and Bank robberies.
Sessions said he will not accept a rise in violent crime.
“Plain and simple, we will not allow the progress that our men and women in blue in the last two decades, to simply slip through your fingers now. We are not told to cede, a municipality, a block, or a street corner to violent thugs or poison peddler,” the former Alabama senator.
Sessions’t tell if the violent crime task forces in operation.
Terrace Garnier is a Fox-News-multimedia reporter in Columbia, South Carolina. You can follow her on twitter: @TeraceGarnier