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Daley: National Guard only a 'Band-Aid' solution to crime
April 26, 2010
BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
Calling out the National Guard to help stop the bloodbath on Chicago streets is a "Band-Aid" solution with dangerous "repercussions," Mayor Daley said today. But, he did not dismiss the idea outright.
"Do you put 'em on for a weekend without ammunition? Think of the repercussions you have to look at. Are they situated with fully-automatic weapons? You have to be very careful," Daley said.
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McCain Defends Arizona's Immigration Law
APR 26 2010, 5:15 PM ET
McCain called on the Obama administration to send 33,000 border patrol agents, plus National Guard troops, to the border for security, and to fund a ramped-up security effort.
Originally posted by boondock-saint
here is some eye-opening news
No wonder they are asking for the National Guard
check this out
Mayor Daley cuts 6% of city budget, $11 Million
Chicago Police understaffed by 700 and
State Troopers no longer patrol Chicago City Limits
Chicago cuts Anti-Gang Programs
This is the reason why the National Guard is being called.
Originally posted by murfdog
This is why the second amendment (the right to bare arms) should not infringed on. As are founding fathers realized liberty means that ultimately it’s the individuals responsibility to defend him self, his family and property. If you put that responsibility in the hands of others your bound to be let down (at the expense of your family.)
Originally posted by MrParanoid
Chicago is not a "terrible, terrible" town. Like any major metropolitan area, there are "good" and "bad" areas - sometimes a street corner apart. The downtown Loop is perhaps one of the nicest, safest downtowns of any major city. I have walked alone through those streets at all hours of the day without fear of being mugged, much less shot. ...
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