U.S. Lawyer announces initiative to suppress violent crime in Jackson

Legislation enforcement leaders on Thursday introduced a new initiative aimed at combating violent crime in Jackson adhering to a report environment yr for homicides

U.S. legal professional for the Southern District of Mississippi, Darren LaMarca, said the federal initiative, “Violent Gun Reduction and Interdiction Application,” aims to handle gun violence in Jackson and observe down perpetrators to be prosecuted below federal law.

The announcement arrives much less than a week right after Jackson’s deadliest year on file for homicides, with 155 in full, according to Clarion Ledger records, and just times following a 14-yr-aged was killed even though sitting in a motor vehicle on West Capitol Road. 

“We are observing firms robbed at gunpoint, cars and trucks taken at gunpoint, disputes handled by gunfire, and we have see third get-togethers fatally hurt in the crossfire of guns,” LaMarca said.