Lawmaker demands the National Guard patrol the streets of Chicago to stop gun violence…(Here We GO!!)
July 10, 2013
The military could soon be patrolling the streets of Chicago, Illinois if a local lawmaker has her way. State Rep. Monique Davis has asked the governor to deploy the National Guard among an epidemic of violent crime.
Davis, a 76-year-old Democrat who represents Chicago in the Illinois House of Representatives, said Tuesday that Gov. Pat Quinn should order both the Illinois State Police and the Illinois National Guard to assist with law enforcement efforts in her city aimed at curbing crime.
More than 100 people have been shot in only the first 10 days of July. Twenty people were shot during a single evening last month, and at least 72 victims were either injured or killed by guns during the Fourth of July weekend. Last year, a homicide tally that surpassed the 500-person mark set a new record for the city of Chicago. In a Tuesday news conference in Springfield, Illinois, Rep. Davis asked the governor to consider exploring new options.
“I am requesting with this press conference that Gov. Patrick Quinn order the Illinois National Guard (and) the Illinois State Police (to) come to Chicago and work with our mayor Ron (sic) Emanuel to provide safety for the children, especially,” she said at the event, a local CBS station reported.