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Lawmakers: Military could quell Chicago violence

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posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 11:59 PM
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Lawmakers: Military could quell Chicago violence


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CHICAGO (AP) — Two Illinois lawmakers say violence has become so rampant in Chicago that the National Guard must be called in to help.

The request comes amid a recent surge in violent crime, including a night last week that saw seven people killed and 18 wounded, mostly by gunfire.

Fritchey says Chicago has had 113 homicide victims this year. He says the police department has done a commendable job, but its resources are stretched thin.

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis says he appreciates the lawmakers' frustration and willingness to help, but doubts the National Guard is the best an
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posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 11:59 PM
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Well I wonder what the odds are of the National Guard actually being called in to a major city to fight crime? I never knew crime was that bad in Chicago. I dont recall ever seeing anything on the news about this until today.

113 homicide victims this year already? Thats a pretty high number considering its only April. 7 people killed and 18 wounded in just one night last week to? It sounds like a warzone up there. Is this a glimpse of whats to come in the near future?

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posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 12:16 AM
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just noticed a thread was made earlier. delete mine.



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