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Chicago Calls For More LE Officers Instead of National Guard

Chicago Sun Times via YellowBrix

April 27, 2010

CHICAGO – In Chicago we’ve got state reps calling for the Illinois National Guard to patrol the streets, while in Arizona the governor signs a bill that would give police the right to stop anyone who even looks like he might be an illegal immigrant.

God Bless America.

No one is denying that the violence in Chicago is obscene and unacceptable — but flooding the streets with National Guardsmen could make a bad situation even worse.

What happens if shots ring out, and a National Guard member opens fire and accidentally kills an innocent bystander? Or God forbid, we end up having a funeral for a National Guard member who comes home from a tour in Afghanistan, only to be gunned down on the streets of Chicago?

How does the National Guard member work side by side with the Chicago cop? Who’s in charge?

More cops. We need more cops. I know: Who’s going to pay for ‘em? Well, who’s going to pay for National Guard units to come here, work here, live here?

There are police officers riding alone in patrol cars — a dangerous situation.

More cops. No National Guard.

  • Aaa_max50


    over 4 years ago


    We need trained police officers on the streets.

  • Draped_badge_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Champ hit the nail on the head here...Put the pieces of the puzzle together people and open your eyes...

  • Derrick_max50


    over 4 years ago


    If Chicago would let law abiding citizens own and carry a firearm that would reduce alot of the gun violence in the city. That way when stuff like this is happening and they need somebody to augment a police present in areas with a high crime rate they could rely on some of the law abiding citizens to help out. Those who area properly trained in the use of self defense. You have security Officers who are formal Military Police and Combat veterans who area trained just as well as any CPD Officer and knows the community better.

  • Steve_mcqueen_max50


    over 4 years ago


    The use on National Guard is exactly the position that the Obama Administration is creating. All throughout this Country , "EVERY POLICE , FIRE , EMERGENCY SERVICE" is Federally Underfunded Specifically to be able to create a shortage that leads to "Catastrophic Situations". Prisoners are being let out early , many prisoners are with ankle monitoring devices , putting more bad guys on the street and removing Police. "THIS WILL EVENTUALLY LEAD TO MARTIAL LAW". Not mention the Obama EO 12425 that gives "DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY TO INTERPOL OFFICERS". We have numerous members of INTERPOL and anyone under their control is subject to the same immunity. No Warrant needed to search , No phone call required if taken into custody , No charges need be made against anyone in custody , No requirement to be brought in front of a Judge , No requirement to make out or file any report of activity ( NO OVER-SITE MY GOVERNMENT SENATE OR CONGRESS ) , CONFISCATION OF ALL FIREARMS .
    All of the above is in black and white and their is more but I will wait for someone to try and "CONTRADICT ANY OF WHAT I HAVE SAID FIRST BASED ON BLACK AND WHITE FACTS , NOT OPINIONS".

  • Mvc-026f1_max50


    over 4 years ago


    you know, Chicago needs help, but I have always thought that if I needed a back, I wouldn't much mind what color that uniform was, so long as they brought a long gun to assist! Guardsmen or Patrol Officer, just get some backup there!

  • 100_0440_1__max600_max50


    over 4 years ago


    WHAT KIND OF ARticle is this POLICE LINK ... what it is ok for officers to be shot in the streets becuase they havent done a tour over seas.. or its ok if they shoot a bystander because we can deal with sending them to jail ... you need to think about how you write an article .. because this does not sound good at all!

  • Img_0338_max50


    over 4 years ago


    More cops, let the ING take care of business on the front lines overseas.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago

    I agree with all of you...Chicago needs assistance...doesn't matter who it is. Put a stop to the shootings and violence and like erikshirley said, "take the streets back" before it gets worse. The more time wasted on what to do or who to call leads to even more deaths. Make a plan and get r done.

  • Gas_mask_1_max50


    over 4 years ago


    I believe more cops is in order however, I am not opposed to military help. Help is help so long as a plan is designed and policies and procedures are in order for coomunication and chain of command. After all of that is outlined, grab your guns boys, it's fightin' time!

  • One_ass_to_risk_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Help is help...take what you can get and hope for the best. If the National Guard is even being thought about, then it is time to put politics and what if's aside and take the streets back.

  • Images_max50


    over 4 years ago


    ......I'll take what I can get, if the Guard kills someone, then so be it.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago

    Civilian police officers are boots on the ground alongside our military in Iraq and Afghanistan through various DoS and DoD contracts in civilian police advisory roles......cops help Soldiers overseas, nothing wrong with Soldiers helping cops here in the USA.
    Egos in check....

  • Pro_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Everyone can agree more cops is necessary, doesn't mean it's gonna happen. It seems kinda far fetched to me that they say more cops is necessary, yet, they try to take the National Guard out of the picture. The National Guard is kinda there for things like this.

  • Evgeni_nabokov_max50


    over 4 years ago


    Amen fplasencia.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 4 years ago

    Chicago needs more cops.

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