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Originally posted by FiatLux
Gee, why not hire more police?
Originally posted by Styki
This is a very bad idea. The military is not trained to be a police force. I think we have seen this in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Pentagon has approached Congress to grant the Secretary of Defense the authority to post almost 400,000 military personnel throughout the United States in times of emergency or a major disaster.
This request has already occasioned a dispute with the nation’s governors. And it raises the prospect of U.S. military personnel patrolling the streets of the United States, in conflict with the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878.
Originally posted by Doc Velocity
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
Chicago is a city built on governmental corruption, going back to the 19th Century, but the best-remembered corruption came out of the early 20th Century, when organized crime was indistinguishable from city government. EVERYBODY was on the take, Crime WAS the government in Chicago.— Doc Velocity
Not was, IS on the take. And you better believe the poor areas are gonna get hit hardest. The yuppies want south shore sooo bad, they just can't fit any more cub fans in lakeview.
[edit on 26-4-2010 by siahchi]
Originally posted by chise61
Well Daley was talking about this this morning and of course his theory is that we need even stricter gun laws to stop this violence The only gun you can legally have here is a shotgun and these crimes sure aren't being commited with shotguns. Change the laws back to allow us to arm & defend ourselves and that will put a big dent in the problem.