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Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2013

Mayor calls federal prosecutors’ efforts on gun crime ‘horrible’
By Frank Main

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday called federal prosecutors’ efforts to crack down on gun crime “horrible” in Chicago when compared to other cities like New York or Los Angeles. To highlight his point, the mayor said a tiny fraction of the guns police and federal agents have seized in a joint operation have resulted in federal prosecutions. Earlier this year, Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which tracks federal prosecution data, found Chicago, Los Angeles and New York ranked last in federal gun law enforcement in 2012. The districts of Eastern New York, Central California and Northern Illinois ranked 88th, 89th and 90th, respectively, out of 90 districts, in prosecutions of federal weapons crimes per capita last year, according to the clearinghouse.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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