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According to City of Chicago bean counters, the city will get a little over $1 billion from the federal stimulus plan, which is aimed to jump start the economy.
He indicated that most of the money will be paid to private companies that contract with the city.
Originally posted by wheels
The National Gaurd can be used as a TEMPORARY means of supporting a police force during a civil disturbance.
They are NOT to be used as a DE FACTO police force.
Posse Comitatus: www.dojgov.net...
During Operation Centurion in 1996, PRNG units and the police moved into 76 housing projects to arrest dealers and criminals and restore community order. Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Rossello created the program to reinforce limited Puerto Rico LEA assets and drive out drug traffickers from housing areas.
Gov. Fortuño activated the PRNG earlier this month and Figueroa Sancha has deployed them to combat crime in Bayamón, Carolina, Ponce and San Juan.
About 1,000 National Guard soldiers will report for duty Saturday in Puerto Rico, activated by the governor this week to help fight a drug-fueled crime tsunami that has flooded the Caribbean island.
The military personnel will repair police cruisers and join local authorities on patrols in the most crime-ridden areas of Puerto Rico, mainly in poor parts of the commonwealth's largest cities. One soldier will accompany a police officer on each patrol, said the National Guard chief, Maj. Gen. Antonio Vicens.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Let soldiers in fatigues march your streets.
Enjoy that APC crushing your car. And then having them BLAME YOU for your car being "in their way".
Enjoy it. Because once you let it happen, it will never go away.
Why? Because crime rates are not SOLVED by the use of force.
Crime can only be solved by addressing social problems. That is the only way.
So once you let those soldiers march your streets, you will never see them leave. Simply because the crime rates will NEVER go away when we are only being reactionary.
And a high crime rate is not a civil emergency. It's a commonplace occurrence in the USA. I am used to it personally.
The Army is a broad sword, not a scalpel. Trust me, senator - you do not want the Army in an American city.