Six Capital District Felons get Gun Charges Bumped up to Federal Court

Three cheers for not having the local and state prosecutors drop the gun charges on CRIMINALS and bumping the charges up to federal court. Also acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon seems happy to pursue it.

From Six people have been indicted on federal weapons charges. Investigators say the suspects were possessing firearms even though they are felons. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says this is in an effort to curb gun violence. “These cases, and many others under investigation, reflect our ongoing efforts to take as many illegal guns off the streets as possible and to prosecute those who illegally possess and use these guns. With our law enforcement partners, we are directing greater resources to prosecuting gun crimes as part of an all-hands approach to address rising violence in many of our cities. Families and neighborhoods should not have to suffer another summer of increased shootings and tragedy. We will continue working to make safer communities for all by holding offenders accountable and by engaging in community-based efforts for violence reduction,” said Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon.

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