Two state representatives called on Gov. Pat Quinn Sunday to deploy the Illinois National Guard to safeguard Chicago‘s streets.
Chicago Democrats John Fritchey and LaShawn Ford said they want Quinn, Mayor Richard Daley andChicago Police Supt. Jody Weis to allow guardsmen to patrol streets and help quell violence. Weis said he did not support the idea because the military and police operate under different rules.
“Is this a drastic call to action? Of course it is,” Fritchey said. “Is it warranted when we are losing residents to gun violence at such an alarming rate? Without question. We are not talking about rolling tanks down the street or having armed guards on each corner.”
What he envisions, Fritchey said, is a “heightened presence on the streets,” particularly on the roughly 9 percent of city blocks where most of the city’s violent crimes occur.
Weis previously identified those “hot spots” and said he plans to create a 100-person team made up of selected and volunteer police personnel to respond to crime there. If guardsmen were to assist police, they could comprise or contribute to that force, Fritchey said.
So far this year, 113 people have been killed across Chicago, the same number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined in the same period, Fritchey said.
Chicago is now such an ungovernable urban hell hole that they need SOLDIERS to protect the remaining law-abiding citizens who haven’t fled already. Is it cliché’ to point out the obvious? That Chicago is just another major American city like Camden, Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland, St. Louis and Philly that have been governed by Democrats virtually unopposed for generations. It is no surprise that they need armed troops deployed on the streets. This is an unimaginable and colossal failure of the Democrat party and their policies. The same policies that Barack Obama is right now attempting to force on the rest of America.
<strong>The policies of the Democrat party are to blame for disintegration of urban America, period. The destruction of institutions like law enforcement, public safety, commerce, education and justice, the core elements a society needs to function and succeed have allowed a lawless segment of society to rise and thrive. It is unconscionable for this to be allowed to continue. Yet I have no doubt it will.
Thankfully the Posse Comitatus law prohibits soldiers from being deployed for common law enforcement. The National Guard does a great job and the last thing they need is to be shooting it out with scumbag gang-bangers on the streets of Chicago. Can you imagine what happens the first time one of those zombies points a pistol at a soldier and get his azz blown away? I can hear it now “Boo waz a good boy, blah, blah, blah”. Frankly they don’t need the trouble.
There is no incentive for (mostly white?) National Guardsmen to be sent to the (mostly black?) neighborhoods of Chicago to fight crime when the Chicago Police Department can’t do it. Am I the only one who finds this whole situation disgusting and ironic at the same time? Those who constantly have a problem with the police now want soldiers? You have got to be kidding me.
Sad that the Chicago lawmakers making these demands are unaware of the laws of our land. How can they be expected to help enforce the laws that are on the books when they don’t even know what those laws are? But that is nothing new. To most Democrat politicians laws are arbitrary. They need not be obeyed depending on what the situation is. Chicago like most Democrat run big cities has a drug fueled gang war going on in the streets because the schools have failed, the taxes are so high they drove businesses away and all the youth can do is sell drugs. Like many of these neighborhoods selling drugs has replaced legitimate commerce.
So they want to call out the National Guard. Nice going. But not to worry. Chicago’s entrenched politicians are safe. They have given away so much pork and so many citizens owe their jobs to the party patronage machine they will keep voting these vermin back in office. There is no way the citizens in these hell holes will ever vote for a Republican. God only knows what they would do… Thus the cycle continues.