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Chicago rolls out SWAT for a 2nd weekend

Nine people were killed last weekend
April 26, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Nine people were killed last weekend in three dozen city shootings. SWAT teams are on standby and increased patrols are manning the streets. But Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says the extra police presence won't solve the problem long term. He held a summit Friday with more than two dozen officials from police, schools, social service agencies and religious groups to discuss ways to combat the violence. Daley says "a combination of prevention and intervention" and enforcement is needed to tackle the issue. One anti-violence activist says he expects the beefed-up police presence to quell some of the violence. However, there is some concern about gang-related retaliatory shootings this weekend.   Click here for more headlines from ABC7 Eyewitness News SWAT teams are on standby and increased patrols are manning the streets. But Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says the extra police presence won't solve the problem long term. He held a summit Friday with more than two dozen officials from police, schools, social service agencies and religious groups to discuss ways to combat the violence.

Daley says "a combination of prevention and intervention" and enforcement is needed to tackle the issue.

One anti-violence activist says he expects the beefed-up police presence to quell some of the violence. However, there is some concern about gang-related retaliatory shootings this weekend.

 

Click here for more headlines from ABC7 Eyewitness News


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