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Dem Pols: Chicago Needs National Guard

From an outraged Associated Press:

Lawmakers: Military could quell Chicago violence

Sun Apr 25, 2010

CHICAGO – 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

What is there to doubt? If the National Guard are good enough to police Iraq and Afghanistan, they should be able to help out in Chicago.

By the way, how do these two Democrat Solons feel about using the National Guard on the border to stop illegal aliens from pouring into the country?

Maybe we could stop some of the problem at its source.

But, alas, that is not legal, thanks to the ‘Posse Comitatus Act’ — and the Democrats:

From Wikipedia:

Posse Comitatus Act

On September 26, 2006, President Bush urged Congress to consider revising federal laws so that U.S. armed forces could restore public order and enforce laws in the aftermath of a natural disaster, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

These changes were included in the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (H.R. 5122), which was signed into law on October 17, 2006.

Section 1076 is titled "Use of the Armed Forces in major public emergencies". It provided that:

The President may employ the armed forces… to… restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition… the President determines that… domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of maintaining public order… or [to] suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy if such… a condition… so hinders the execution of the laws… that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law… or opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws.

In 2008, these changes were repealed in their entirety, reverting to the previous wording of the Insurrection Act


This article was posted by Steve on Monday, April 26th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Dem Pols: Chicago Needs National Guard”

  1. MinnesotaRush says:

    “By the way, how do these two Democrat Solons feel about using the National Guard on the border to stop illegal aliens from pouring into the country?”

    EXCELLENT question, Steve!!!

  2. AcornsRNutz says:

    Of course, if the states still had their own militaries, this would be a non issue now wouldn’t it.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Bushhitler using military to restore/maintain law and order in time of crisis=bad

    Liberal democrat doing same=good

    If you have a good double standard, you stick with it.

  4. proreason says:

    Where is the peace? Where is the love? Haven’t the oceans receded enough yet?

    We must not have enough bipartisanship yet. We mustn’t have enough transparency. The pace of change is just too snail-like. Republicans obstuctionism has got to stop.

    The Chicago teabaggers must be stopped at any cost.

  5. AcornsRNutz says:

    Notably absent from the wkipedia article is the fact that bushitler only wanted to do that because he had been criticized for screwing the pooch on katrina. Goes to show that you can not appease these notheads if you are not a radical left wing loon, even if you are trying to do some left wing loony thing.

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    I say, “Let them continue to cleanse the gene pool in Chi-Town.”

    Problem solved!

  7. JohnMG says:

    …..”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…….”

    Gunfire? From guns??! In a town that sports some of the most restrictive firearms laws in the country? How is this possible??

    Sounds like somebody’s been busy “organizing” again.

    Anybody find it curious that this news should surface just prior to when the Supreme Court is due to rule on the constitutionality Chicago’s firearms policies?

    Anybody find it curious that Obama mourns the unnecessary death of West Virginia’s coal miners even as he schemes to outlaw coal production and use?

    Anybody find it curious that Obama highlights the plight of the off-shore drilling rig fire and disaster just as he wishes to shut down off-shore oil exploration?

    Our “watchdog media” certainly aren’t curious about any of this. I guess there’s nothing to it.

    • TwilightZoned says:

      Excellent questions JMG. Again, this thugocracy does nothing without forethought. I don’t find it curious but rather…calculating. MSM are surely in the tank.

    • jackal40 says:

      Wait Chicago has guns? I understood this was one of the more heavily regulated regions of the country when it came to firearms. I don’t get it.

  8. BigOil says:

    Why bother calling out the National Guard? Any Community Organizer worth their salt should be able to take care of this in short order.

  9. Mithrandir says:

    The Detroitification of Chicago has been an on-going process.
    *Corrupt government
    *Corrupt citizens
    *Large welfare class
    *High crime
    *Frustrated producers paying more and more
    *Expensive rotten teachers and schools

    Again, we don’t have a gun problem, we have a behavior problem. Let’s compare:

    Switzerland: all able-bodied male citizens must keep fully-automatic firearms at home in case of a call-up. Switzerland is one of the safest countries in Europe, and possibly the world.

    Chicago/D.C./ Detroit: citizens are not trusted to even carry butter knives. These are the most dangerous cities in America.

    How can this be? What is the difference between the people of Switzerland and the people of Chica——-Hmmm……

  10. canary says:

    Blame Obama for the increase in crime in Illinoise. Obama’s refusal to release violent statistics going on his former state. His working with Ayers on the committee for leniency for violent juveniles, voting against a measure to protect children from perverts, which leads to sexually molested children having a tendency towards violence. Obama bred violence in Chicago. Obama’s Army, Obama called it. He was part of a mafia type black group that visited stores, who may have disrespected a black person. Going on their bus trips to schools, and health board.

    Oh, and check this out race bait card Obama used. The police in Chicago intentionally did nothing to stop violence in the black neighborhoods, because the police wanted the black people to kill each other off. He omitted that if a police car even drives in those neighborhoods they are shot at, by people they can’t even see. The police do not want to walk up to crack houses and get killed. Once Obama went into office what did he care in his safe home and rich friends. Obama played the I love the thugs for more votes. Just like DC voted for that Mayor that was caught smoking crack. Stuff like that makes them cool, and popular and understanding to the black people.
    I love the thugs for votes.

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