Chicago Officials Call for Military Intervention, Martial Law
Crime is getting bad, and as trend forecaster Gerald Celente has predicted, it will only get worse. This year, 113 people have been killed due to violence on the streets of Chicago, and two Chicago democrats are asking for help:
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.
“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.
These officials are essentially requesting that the mayor or someone else in power declare martial law in the city of Chicago. Be forewarned that by doing so, the standard rules do not apply. Under martial law there are no Miranda Rights or any other constitutional protections.
As Karl Denninger pointed out earlier today, there would probably not be a need for military intervention if Chicago would only allow their citizens to conceal and carry or openly carry firearms. Right now, the only people with guns are the criminals, and they won’t be surrendering their weapons to law enforcement anytime soon.
You want crime to drop in Chicago? Let law abiding citizens arm themselves.
The United States military should only be used to police US citizens when no other option exists, if even then.
Asking for and declaring martial law in a US city because of a high crime rate will set a precedent for others to do the same.
These democrats, who likely caused these problems with asinine policies they themselves proposed and voted for, don’t think that tanks will roll down the streets, but by opening up the can-o-martial-law, this is exactly what can happen.
Are American citizens prepared for tanks, curfews, and soldiers patrolling every 7-11 and street corner ?
The national guard is not a police force, they are a military unit. Their training is designed to teach them how to kill enemies, not read people their rights.
Crime is nowhere near where it will be once the economy really shrivels up and dies. Gerald Celente has forecast serious crime waves that include violence, kidnappings and mass riots.
This is only the beginning.
Hat tip Paul Revere
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Date: April 26th, 2010
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