'A Literal State of Emergency': Caldwell Says Trump Must Step in to Help Chicago
58 people shot, 6 killed in weekend violence.
In order to solve the onslaught of gun violence in Chicago, President Trump must be involved, Gianno Caldwell said Monday on "The Ingraham Angle."
Caldwell, a Fox News political analyst and native of the Windy City, said that his city is "under siege."
As of Monday morning, 58 people had been shot, including six fatally, from Friday night to Sunday. The shootings add to another weekend of violence in the Windy City, which has been ravaged by gun violence in 2018.
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"We're in a literal state of emergency nationally," Caldwell said, adding that the law enforcement in the city simply is not enough.
"We have to put politics aside and President Trump must come in," he said. "We have to do a lot more for Chicago. This isn't a casual discussion."
He added that Mayor Rahm Emanuel must be ousted.
"He's been nothing but a failure and I think everyone can agree with that."
Criminal defense attorney Anthony Tall said that while more police could help, bringing in large-scale law enforcement like the National Guard could potentially infringe on innocent citizens' Fourth Amendment rights.
Caldwell agreed, and added that a more "comprehensive" law enforcement plan needs to be established with the help of the president.
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