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

Regulation enforcement leaders on Thursday introduced a new initiative aimed at combating violent criminal offense in Jackson adhering to a record setting 12 months for homicides

U.S. legal professional for the Southern District of Mississippi, Darren LaMarca, reported the federal initiative, “Violent Gun Reduction and Interdiction Software,” aims to deal with gun violence in Jackson and keep track of down perpetrators to be prosecuted under federal legislation.

The announcement arrives significantly less than a week just after Jackson’s deadliest 12 months on record for homicides, with 155 in total, in accordance to Clarion Ledger data, and just days after a 14-calendar year-previous was killed although sitting down in a automobile on West Capitol Street. 

“We are observing businesses robbed at gunpoint, cars taken at gunpoint, disputes dealt with by gunfire, and we have see third parties fatally injured in the crossfire of guns,” LaMarca mentioned.