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 and Chicago 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.
No shit, Sherlock.
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.
"As we speak, National Guard members are working side-by-side with our troops to fight a war halfway around the world," Fritchey said. "The unfortunate reality is that we have another war that is just as deadly taking place right in our backyard." While the National Guard has been deployed in other states to prevent violence related to specific events and protests, the Chicago legislators said they are unaware of guardsmen being deployed to assist with general urban unrest.
Posse Comitatus anyone?
Just because your fucking city is broke because of all of the graft and corruption that has been going on for the last fifty fucking years does not give you the excuse to call in the Guard to patrol your cities streets, you ignorant fucks.
That is why we have the Police, who are already armed to the fucking teeth. Give them the money to hire more patrol men, idiots.
This is nothing but an attempt to bypass raising taxes and passing the buck to the state instead of the city of Chicago and at the same damn time, trying to militarize sections of that city and further erode the rights of their citizens.
By the way, these two assholes are Democrats.
Vote these two sonsabitches out of office yesterday.
Weis countered that the only scenario in which the National Guard would be helpful is in the situation of a tornado, earthquake or flood. If the military were brought in to help with city violence, they wouldn't answer to police command -- creating a "major disconnect" in mission and strategy.
Wait for it, wait.
Alluding to the 1970 Kent State University incident where the National Guard was called in and protestors and students were shot, Weis said having guardsmen handle crime could be "disastrous." But he said if the Daley(sic) suggested it, he would consider the option.
Look, Daley is corrupt as the fucking day is long and everyone knows it, he is his fathers son.
This is a bullshit move and if it ever happens there is damn well going to be a little slice of civil war going to be happening in the windy city.I fucking guarantee it.
Calling for the military to police your town earns you a major FAIL, assholes.
Here is the link.