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Arrington Statement on Nationwide Spike in Violence

Washington, June 22, 2020

Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement:

 

“Over 100 people shot and 14 killed in Chicago over Father’s Day weekend including a three year old boy and 13 year old girl. They were our fellow Americans; they were God’s precious creation; and they had their whole lives ahead of them,"said Arrington.

 
"Shootings increased by 71% in May in Chicago compared with the year before, with 409 people shot. Same story in NYC with a 350% increase."
 
"You can’t prevent crime and protect our citizens while, at the same time, disrespecting and defunding police. Speaker Pelosi’s plan to pile on by increasing legal liability and federal regulations for local law enforcement would be disastrous!"
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