Maybe They Should Call The UN?

Gosh, I sure hope they have an “exit strategy” for this impending quagmire

Two state representatives called on Gov. Pat Quinn Sunday to deploy the Illinois National Guard to safeguard Chicago’s streets.

Why not have Chicago politicians put their fannies where their mouths are and have them patrolling the streets?

Better yet, doesn’t this sound like the sort of situation where Community Organizers could really shine?

Pop quiz! Which is safer for the National Guard: deployment to Iraq/Afghanistan or deployment to Chicago?

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.

Where are the headlines in the NYT and MSM decrying this?

7 Responses to “Maybe They Should Call The UN?”

  1. Dave E. says:

    How does it go? “They told me if I voted for McCain we would see martial law in the streets.”

    Seriously though, is there any doubt that the first time the NG kills some gangbanger these same politicians will turn on them in a heartbeat?

  2. JeffS says:

    It’s more likely that the gangbangers in the Illinois Guard will give their peers a pass, Dave. Or if a gang member in the Guard enters the territory of a competing gang, there’ll be more violence.

    Assuming, of course, that the Illinois National Guard still allows known gang members to join. They used to; gangbangers were a major headache back when I was in the Illinois ARNG.

    And bringing in those white crackers from southern Illinois to patrol the streets of Chicago? My oh my oh my, that would arouse some resentment as well.

    I also appreciated (NOT) how the police superintendent dissed the Guard. The Chicago Police are extremely territorial themselves, it appears to be a Cook County trait.

    He had a point about not using the Guard, but the reasons are not necessarily what he voices. Primarily, the training for law enforcement and military operations are vastly different.

    As far as the Guard not answering to police command…..that’s a crock. That’s something the Governor can order them to do. It wouldn’t be easy, but it’s possible. More likely, the CPD doesn’t want a force in they city they don’t have direct control over.

    Not to mention, this is a really bad idea in the first place. The real problem in Chicago is not violence; violence is simply the result. Corruption and ineffective (or non-existent) government are the real problems.

    Not that the state government, Cook County, or the City of Chicago will admit that, of course.

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    Shepard Smith (of ALL people!?!) ate this Ford guy ALIVE yesterday. It was brutal.

  4. Gunslinger says:

    I’ve been through South Side Chicago recently. Some of the areas make “The Wire” look like a cotillion.

  5. JeffS says:

    As I recall, the South Side was seedy back in the mid 1980’s, Guns, and you had to be careful of gangbangers in some parts, but certainly not that bad.

    Yeah, deploying the Guard there is a wonderful idea. Not.

  6. Kate P says:

    Yeah, that won’t ever happen in Philly.

  7. Greg Newsom says:

    It’s like St Petersburgh under
    the Czar,send in the Cassocks to restore peace.
    The ship is sinking and these politicans keep thinking
    Santa Claus will come and make
    everything okay.
    This is along term systemic problem.

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