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Jesse Jackson Wants Homeland Security to Patrol Streets of Chicago

Posted by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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Jesse Jackson Wants Homeland Security to Patrol Streets of Chicago

Jesse Jackson Wants Homeland Security to Patrol Streets of Chicago, Obama to Address Gun Violence in the City

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Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday called for the Department of Homeland Security to help patrol the streets of Chicago to deal with soaring gun violence in the city and for President Barack Obama to come and personally address the issue.

Jackson was holding a rally and march in honor of Hadiya Pendleton, the sophomore honors student shot dead in a local park days after performing at Obama’s second inauguration.

Jackson said Chicago needs more help than either Mayor Rahm Emanuel or police superintendent Garry McCarthy can provide, Reuters reported, and called for Obama to return to his hometown.

“When the president shows up, it shows ultimate national seriousness,” Jackson, a Chicago resident, said.

Jackson first called for “immediate federal intervention and Homeland Security in Chicago” Friday after homicide totals surpassed 45 for the month of January alone.

Jackson has been a proponent of new gun control measures, saying last month that “semi-automatic” and “assault weapons” need to be banned because they pose threats to national security with the capability to “shoot down planes.”

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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If police can't help, why spend more tax dollars on more? Also they have the strictest gun control. Doesn't work when you have a city filled with hoodlums.
gsprofval
by Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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But wait! Didn't bho take care of all that when he lived in Chicago? He's so perfect and all, you know.

Ednarooni160
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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Quoting gsprofval:

But wait! Didn't bho take care of all that when he lived in Chicago? He's so perfect and all, you know.


Rahl Emmanuel (sp) even called in help BY Farrakhan (sp) and his followers to "police" Chicago.. ..the good ole reverend who professes to hate whites and Jews.. Go figure..if a racist cult can't help ya..gun control can't help ya.. I would say Chicago is not the best example of how gun control works... as it obviously doesn't/didn't...

gonecrazi
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 1:37 PM

 I think he is just trying to stir up shit...There are lots of big cities that need help with their crime rates..

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 3, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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Chicago is the worst. They had over 40 murders in the first 3 weeks in January.


Quoting gonecrazi:

 I think he is just trying to stir up shit...There are lots of big cities that need help with their crime rates..


imamomzilla
by Silver Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 8:04 PM
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 Gee. Is it that bad? But...but....I thought outlawing guns was going to make us safer?

confused


GertieK
by Silver Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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Obviously, the stricter the gun control, the worse the crime rate.  The request for Homeland Security is just another step toward complete control of the population.  Chicago, the home of our illustrious leader, is in major trouble.  Detroit is about to completely collapse.  These are examples of what happens when liberals/democrats are in charge of the situation.  We can see what will happen to the rest of the country if we allow the gun control measurs they want to impose to go into effect. 

valkay
by Bronze Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 11:03 AM
I actually was sitting next to a chicago cop on the plane. Health said that most of the rise in violence is between two guys fighting over a woman or drugs not all gang stuff. So I do not think Jessie s idea would make a difference



GertieK
by Silver Member on Feb. 4, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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Of course it wouldn't make any difference.  The problem is not guns, or gun access, or any of the things that are being blamed.  The problem is the lack of moral character of so many people who have little respect for other humans, and for the law, and are the one who are in possession of fire-arms.  They didn't ask for permission to buy/own a gun.  Until the root cause is addressed, nothing will change - except for maybe getting worse.  The family unit has been undermined, the concept of independence and pride is gone, schools cannot even mention God, the govt. has a whole mass of people who can no longer (or will no longer) think for or care for themselves, fear of being called racist has prevented any kind of real action.... they whole thing is a big cluster.  When people depend on the govt. to take care of them and to set the standards.... and the nature of govt. is to be corrupt... the results are exactly what you see in Chicago.  You would be hard pressed to find a more corrupt city govt than the one in Chicago, except for maybe Detroit.  The crew in the Whitehouse is a spin-off of the same ilk.  The corruption is so deep, it would be difficult to get to the bottom.  It is astounding to see how far down our country has drifted.  The whole thing is a disgusting mass of filth.  The last thing any of them consider important are the people they should be serving.  The constitution means nothing.  We are about to understand exactly what socialism reaps, and it is going to be ugly.  Jesse Jackson is a nimrod.  Why in the world would anyone think that bringing in that kind of force can make a group of people with no moral clarity behave morally?  If the good people of Chicago could have access to gunsand could defend themselves against the a-moral thugs when they needed to, I am pretty sure the ones in possession of firearms - which at this point are the bad guys - might start thinking twice before making their move. 

GaleJ
by on Feb. 4, 2013 at 4:27 PM

I am a Chicagoan and I think Rev. Jackson has a point although I don't think he is correct about being able to use an assault weapon to shoot down a plane. To all of you that are taking the attitude that his point about Homeland Security is somehow inappropriate perhaps you should reconsider. Chicago is the third largest city and while our crime rate goes up and down year by year as it does in most metropolitan cities we are going through a period of extreme high numbers of shootings and deaths. While it doesn't happen in a single event as it did in Newtown it is killing our children and deserves as much attention as those shootings. Unfortunately the reality for urban areas is that often the children that are shot and killed in them don't elicit the same kind of reaction. Just for the record, I am white, but I can't help wondering if part of the reason that these children being gunned down in the streets somehow matters less because they are neither white nor middle class. But these poor children that happen to be black or brown are just as precious as more privileged white children who live in the suburbs.

This isn't about trying to control the population and ultimately it isn't about gun control although the idea of being safer if there were only more guns on our streets is, at best, laughable. We need help and frankly it seems to me that fulfilling this need is a legitimate function of government. 

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