United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions is heading to Charlotte Tuesday to make an announcement on the Trump administration’s strategy to fight violent crime.
“Specifics were not released Monday by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina, which will host Sessions at its office.
The announcement, to be made 10 a.m. Tuesday, comes just months after federal officials conducted the state’s largest ever crackdown on violent street gangs, which is in line with Sessions’ priorities.
It included arrests in Charlotte and four states, and focused on members of the United Blood Nation. More than 80 were arrested in the round up, and charged with a vast conspiracy of murders, assaults and other violent crimes. All were believed to be part of a UBN wing known as “Nine Trey Gangsters.”
A sweeping 162-page indictment outlines the criminal network, connecting a web of seemingly unrelated crimes across the Charlotte region that go back at least to 2010. Those include multiple murders, racketeering, firearms trafficking, robbery and bank fraud. Gang members are tied to at least six killings and multiple shootings.”
Charlotte and other North Carolina cities and towns will surely appreciate the clean up efforts. While you’re at it, though, can you clean up the mess that is Charlotte city politics?
That’d be great.