Chicago Police Arrest 81 in Overnight Raids, Take ‘Machine Gun' Off The Streets

Chicago Police arrested 81 people in overnight raids, the department's spokesman said Friday.

Of those arrested, 62 were convicted felons and 14 of them were on parole for selling drugs, department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. In addition, 19 of them were arrested before for guns offenses. 

“One of the guns that we took off the street last night on the West Side is actually a machine gun capable of firing 40 to 50 rounds in just a matter of seconds,” said Anthony Riccio, chief of organized crime for Chicago police.

“The fact that we took that gun off the street alone is going to be a big impact,” he added.

The raid comes less announcement comes less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump tweeted that Chicago needs help dealing with its crime and violence troubles.

A day after declaring "Chicago needs help!" on Twitter, President Donald Trump referenced Chicago's violence Friday in an address to the Conservative Political Action Conference.
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