BREAKING: Police Arrest 81 THUGS In Overnight Raids- Here’s What We Know…

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Chicago Police had a busy night conducting several raids in the most violent sections of the windy city.

81 people were arrested, mostly on drug and weapons related charges.

Twelve firearms were seized including a a “machine gun capable of firing 40 to 50 rounds in just a matter of seconds,” Anthony Riccio, chief of organized crime for Chicago police said.

ABC News reports:

Of the 81 people arrested, Johnson said 61 are previously convicted felons, 49 are documented gang members, 19 have previously been arrested on gun charges, 14 are currently on parole, and 65 have been previously identified by police to be at a higher risk to be a victim or offender of gun violence.

“There are repeat gun offenders that one, don’t care they’re on parole, two, don’t care about the fact they’re already previously convicted felons,” Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.

Police are still looking for 40 people targeted in the raids, and said another raid in the coming weeks will have federal assistance.

Johnson added, “We are almost double in gun arrests than we were the same time last year — that’s a ridiculous number.”

Drugs were also seized in the raids, which had been planned for several weeks.

“Narcotics and narcotic sales is the thing that allows the buying of guns,” Riccio said.

Johnson urged lawmakers at every level of government to help with stemming Chicago’s seemingly out of control gun violence.

“CPD can do better, our judicial system can do better, our state legislators can do better. It takes all of us,” he said. “If you’re OK every day sitting by watching these people die and that’s OK with you, then good luck on that. But if you care at all, you should be helping the city do something about this violence.”

Stay safe out there BLUE!

(h/t Federalist Papers)

God Bless.

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