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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chicago Lawmakers Call on Military to Quell Chicago's Violence

The AP, via The Washington Post is reporting that two Democratic Representatives are calling upon the governor to deploy troops to act as law enforcers in an American city during non-crisis times. Brilliant.

From the AP:

"Two Illinois lawmakers say violence has become so rampant in Chicago that the National Guard must be called in to help.

"Chicago Democratic Reps. John Fritchey and LaShawn Ford made a public plea to Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday to deploy troops.

"The request comes amid a recent surge in violent crime, including a night last week that saw seven people killed and 18 wounded, mostly by gunfire.

"Fritchey says Chicago has had 113 homicide victims this year. He says the police department has done a commendable job, but its resources are stretched thin.

"Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis says he appreciates the lawmakers' frustration and willingness to help, but doubts the National Guard is the best answer."

So Chicago was in the running for the Olympics, huh?

I can't decide if this is political grandstanding by Fritchey and Ford, or just idiocy.

Maybe both?

1 comment:

  1. But it was Bush that was going to install military rule on America during his third term as wrote into the constitution by Cheney...