Sen. Kirk wants new ATF director to appoint Chicago anti-gang coordinator — BY LYNN SWEET Washington Bureau Chief Sen. Mark Kirk at the Illinois State Fair last week. | Seth Perlman/AP Updated: While Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has dropped his call for mass arrests of 18,000 Gangster Disciples - just not practical, he realized - Kirk is pushing the new ATF director to appoint a Chicago based anti-gang coordinator as he continues to look for more federal money to combat major gangs.
Sen. Kirk, only GOPer to confirm B. Todd Jones to be new ATF director, is pushing him to tap anti-gang coordinator.