Chicago Officials Call for Military Intervention, Martial Law

by | Apr 26, 2010 | Headline News, Karl Denninger | 37 comments

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    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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      1. It’s just beginning. So many states are in such bad financial trouble, and they should be watching this situation closely…this won’t be the only place we will see this kind of crime wave. Large cities with dense populations (no pun intended!) that are running short of money, food, cheap entertainment, and hope for the future are all going to face this kind of turmoil when TSHTF. I find it ironic that the first request for martial law comes from the prez’s home turf…since I don’t believe in coincidences, I’ll only call it ironic!
        But Los Angeles, and many other large cities will begin to experience this ugliness as the financial outlook worsens , then the Golden Horde will spread out into the rural areas.
        First martial law, then maybe no Oct. elections???
        Prep time is growing short, folks. The coming madness will spread faster and worse than any virus!

      2. The United States military should not be used to police US citizens EVER.  However, our leaders will grasp at any excuse to exercise total control over every citizen, so expect the imposition of martial law whenever an opportunity (excuse) arises.  Military in the streets of any city in America will likely induce substantial violence in response.  God help us.


      3. Let’s hope that when anarchy really gets underway in the United States that peoples’ anger will be directed at the Democrats, who by their actions over the last 14 months richly deserve it.

        Why the Democrats?  

        Because the Democrats have really worked hard to undermine the Constitution and the will of the U.S. citzens as follows:

        1. Raising the H1N1 scare (which turned out to be BS and a ploy to make pharmaceutical companies richer )

        2. Raising Global Warming scare (which turned out to be BS and a ploy to raise taxes and make corrupt Democrats like Al Gore even wealthier)

        3. Forcing billion dollar bailouts for Wall street bankers (with taxpayer money, so Barack Obama could have the privilege of golfing regularily with big bankers like Jaime Dimon )
        4. Passage of healthcare package (against the wishes majority of citizens, so Obama can be positioned to get more Hispanic support in 2012) 

        5. Not enforcing immigration laws.  (but criticizing states who do)

        What are the Democrats  talking about doing next? 

        1. Taking control and ‘managing’ your 401K, IRA, and pension accounts under the pretext that you, the citizen, don’t know how to.  The Democrat can do a better job.

        2. Floating a value added tax (VAT) that could be as high as 15-20% on most everything you buy so the federal government can continue their spending spree.  
        Who is calling the shots these days?  It’s the Democrats.  Let them know what you think next time your protesting in the streets.     

        • Great Comment! Completely agree with you 100%


      4. All I can say is…

        Who run Bartertown?

      5. I disagree with you Paul Revere, our anger should not be directed at republicans, libertarians, democrats etc. but the Rockerfellers and Rothschilds and the elitist dynastic families. Very few people know who these people are and fewer understand that Goldman, AIG, BofA etc. are all run, controlled and owned by these people.

        Rothschilds family own an estimated 600 trillion in wealth, think about that for a moment. Think real hard. They own just abit over half the world’s wealth.

        We need to stop pointing fingers at the minions, middle-men, pawns etc. They are just smoke and mirrors.

      6. Oh and i just wanted to add. This is why NO revolution will succeed. Until the people fully understand who their enemies truly are, we will lose every decade, every century. The people have never won anything since 1913.

      7. Me, Rick. Remember the golden rule?

        Hey it would be a big mistake to put national Guard soldiers up against crimminal gangs. The gangs would pick them off one by one like Redcoats in a Vermont summer. If the NG shot back and killed a young thug, Al Sharpton would get another 15 minutes of fame.

        Can you say, Cabrinni Green?

      8. Paul Revere,
        Let us not forget the contribution of the Republicans in this mess we now have:
        1) Starting two wars which have been responsible for the loss of over 1,000,000 lives and a cost $1,000,000,000.00 dollars. How much has Halliburton profited?
        2) Providing the $700,000,000.00 original bailout with Bush appointed Hank Paulson at the helm.
        3) Directly after the “9-11 event”, not securing the borders of the USA, even though the alleged conspirators were from foreign countries.
        4) Doing absolutely nothing with the existing illegal aliens in the USA during their tenure in office. 
        5) Sending US troops into battle with inferior equipment. Insufficient body armor with many troops having to purchase their own. Humvees lacking armor plating.
        6) A flight suit and a Mission Accomplished sign aboard an aircraft carrier, yet we are still engaged in those wars
        Gee, when you look at it objectively, it appears that neither group has “the rest of us” in mind!

      9. Paul Revere,
        You appear to be a complete Dolt!  Only a dolt would blame the Democrats for all this.  I suppose you voted for George W twice.  Your simplistic, adolescent, reactive mindset is, in my opinion, what will be the scariest part of this whole situation.  Yes, you.  You are the problem and you don’t even know it.

      10. As I recall in  early 70 a riot erupted in DC . Both the 82nd Airborne and Units of the 18th Airborne Corps were called out to patrol the streets of Washington .  A few shots were exchanged by both sides the first day or two but after that it ended peacefully . The Army going back to Ft. Bragg in a week or two. So it has happened before and may have to happen again . I have to admit that for the Chicago police Dept not to be able to handle this is a surprise to me.  And besides that all the “Good” citizens of the windy city have to do is wait out the Guard , let them come in and do what they want to , wait for them to leave then start in again . the Guard can’t be there permanently. That is the one major flaw in using the NGs. That and like the author pointed out , ARMYS are for killing people and destroying things. How much combat time do they have and where did they do it at ? It may be a good thing to ask first before committing them to the streets.  I don’t want to be around anybody who just wants to ram a full mag of 5.56  into his or her weapon and go on full auto for something real or imagined .

      11. SD & kobio,

         In my 30+ years of voting experience I have never voted Republican or Democrat.    

        I have always been a Constitutionalist.   I do not need political affiliations to make me feel I belong to the American process.   

        That said may all you defenders of either party share their fate, good or bad.

        The Democrats currently being the biggest threat to our liberties, it is my fervent hope that they get the worst that angry citizens can deliver to them.  

        The founders of this country would expect no less punishment be given to those (Democrats) who now so openly undermine our liberties and our Constitution.     

      12. As usuall,the writer is shy of speaking to the racial component of Chicago’s crime.
        The terms “Gun violence” and “drug crime” are easy euphemisms for writers to escape the responsibility of telling us the truth.
        It is Blacks/Hispanics that are too often incapable of living in liberty since a people who want liberty must be organized,honest,civilized,calm in temperment and educated,unfortunately too many Blacks are lacking in some or all of these areas.
        These Chicago lawmaking dummies are from the very hoods that they have wrecked,so who’s surprised of their ideas?.

      13. Hey Paul Revere

        Remember this when you are on one of your irrational rants. 
        $ 2 Trillion Iraq War
        $2 Trillion Prescription Drugs for the Elderly
        $2.3 Trillion that FED is still refusing to say where it went
        Auto Comapnies???
        Here is the list of banks you conservatives bailed out
        So lighten up!!!


        Follow this link for the banking information referenced above.

      14. Hey look, someone can cut and paste! Yipeeee! Perhaps next time they’ll do us all a favor and just provide an html link instead of making the comments almost unusable. Thanks bud.

      15. Comments…..If you think things are bad in Chicago come on out to Detroit where the   “religion of peace” tribe has turned the city into one big s##t hole. Detroit is the most dangerous city in the country. Praise be to Allah.

      16. As one can see from some of the comments above the Democratic readership are hyper-sensitive about their poor choice of a political party.  

        They are ashamed of the choice they made in electing the likes of Barack Obama, Barney Frank, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Chris Dodd, all of whom are busy destroying the foundations of this great Republic.    

        Democrats will pay a high price for selling out the American people as they have in the last 14 months.   And deservedly so.    
        Long live the Republic.  Down with the (Democrat) traitors. 

      17. Hey Mac,

        This is a free country but this site isn’t.  Why let jag offs like colonel mustard waste so much space? It makes things frustrating , which is his objective.

        We know all the damage the progressives have done, not many here think Bush wasn’t one. 

        This dipshit is still drinking the obama koolaid.  Actually I have come to the conclusion the mus-turd is probably an unpaid intern at the DNC.  part of the doublespeak brigade, mindnumbots sent out to “spread the word” by gibbells and crew.

      18. Joyhnnymustardseed is a lying sack of

      19. You Obama supporters completely miss the point and refuse to open your eyes to what is coming. 

      20. Amen Frawn…I am your neighbor.  Been thinking about offering armed  “Danger” Tours of the city.  Got to be a bunch of rich thrill seekers who want to experience what a war zone is like without actually having to be in one.

      21. Great job, Rande!   Of course you realize that now you have pointed out the truth, you are a “racist”, don’t you?

        Black and Hispanic brothers and sisters take note! The Age of White Guilt is Over! If you want equal rights and equal opportunity, live within the law, reject the easy way out of the ghetto, apply yourself, get off government assistance, take responsibility for yourself, and pursue an education. If necessary, join the military (even in war), get the GI bill and go to college.  I did all those things. You can too!

        If Obama can become president, you KNOW you can do anything!

        This is a great country! Set your mind on something legit and apply yourself. Quit taking the lazy, easy way, then blaming it on us whites. The answers are not in the stars, they are  within you.

        The Age of White Guilt Is Over!   Blame yourself, not US. We are not racists. We are Patriots!

      22. It’s a simple thing to take care of.   Let the citizens arm themselves.    Guarantee that will take care of things.    The state of Illinois and Chicago are living examples of what not to do.

      23. what kind of politicians are these fools?first off the constitution strictly prohibits any usage of the military on US soil.not that the constitution matters to these idiots,but it does to me and millions of other hard working,patriotic matter how you try to spin it it is prohibited by the constitution and any exucutive order or sneaky back door law that allows it shouldn’t stand up as it is an unconstitutional on the grounds that it flatly states that it cannot be done.seems anti american to me to take such a stand on an issue that should never come up to start with.two more to be voted out thinks one of the requirements to be a public servant that has any input whatsoever concerning laws should be to read ALL of the constitution and then be tested on it so that we know these people know lots of laws?i got one for you.any lawmaker bringing an unconstitutional law to the floor should have charges filed against them.then maybe they might do a little homework before they waste legislative time on crap that should have never been brought up in the first place!

      24. Paul Revere,

        I see that you are missing the point. Allow me to assist you. I am not an apologist for the Democrats or the Republicans. I did not vote for Obama, not that I did not hope he would be a voice for change. I simply knew that being affiliated with either the Democrats or Republicans meant that those candidates would “walk the party line”. As I see it, both parties are different sides of the same coin. They all must go, or we will always have the same results. I hope this helps to  my pallow a better understanding of my previous comment . 

      25. It is sad that so many bright , wellread people who contribute their time and thoughts still dont realize the false left / right paradigm. This false premise has been  engineered to keep the sheep distracted. When are youall going to wake up and realize the two party dictatorship we have come to be, and  realize the falicy of your “patisan” perspectives?  

      26. Please realize the falicy of the “partisan”

      27. John Galt is going to be right.  The Gov. will come to your street when the money system breaks down and we in the U.S. are see it NOW> read John Galt free ebook

      28. Won’t happen unless there is a big riot.
        No way will dictator daley abdicate one oz of power.
        He will just raise taxes claiming it’s for police,
        then hire a bunch of metermaids for more parking revenue enforcement.

      29. Bill wisely says, “It’s a simple thing to take care of.   Let the citizens arm themselves.    Guarantee that will take care of things.    The state of Illinois and Chicago are living examples of what not to do.”

        The men in blue are for cleanup and reports (oh, and traffic tickets). The real work of security and apprehension, in spite what you have seen on the Boob Tube, are regular citizens. Everyone needs to read “More Guns, Less Crime” by John Lott, Jr. If you’re anti-gun (or pro-crime) and you really read it, you’ll change your mind by the end of the book. A population secured by its own hand is much healthier and happier. …which is precisely NOT what our government wants. They want us upset, divided and unhappy. You are much more tax and victimless-law compliant that way. The dream of nearly all politicians is to disarm America. Armed Americans are a threat on many levels. Less depended and more independed: two attributes of armed Americans that our government absolutely hates.

        All I have to say is that Chicago exemplifies what happens when you take guns away from the citizens.

      30. Every able-bodied man in Switzerland is given a semi-automatic assault rifle by the government and ammo.

        Everyone line up at your local NG armory and demand one too.

      31. lol this has illuminati all over it lol good luck end times and good luck martial law im fighting untill the death lol

      32. What they should do is anytime people get out of hand, they should send in the military and shoot every last fucking one of them.  Screw martial law, if you got a gun in your hand your fucking toast.  What happen in Chicago was nothing new or earth shattering, it happens all the time.  Stop making it out to be some dooms day prophecy, the sky is not falling, go back to bed the city is just fine.

      33. Nobody likes to speak of this issue, but the truth is that wherever Blacks live they need to be ruled with an iron fist.

        They’re generally so dependent upon government handouts & generally lack the understanding of concepts such as responsibility, thrift, caution & deferment of gratification that their neighborhoods tend to devolve into anarchy, violence & misery.

        These are the neighborhoods where DHS intends to monitor & patrol & enact martial law since they already need it when times are good.

        Unfortunately their extreme levels of violence ruin the liberties of peaceful Americans (including some Blacks) with gun restrictions, etc.

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