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Jesse Jackson Wants Homeland Security to Patrol Streets of Chicago

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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.”

by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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GertieK
by Silver Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 9:54 AM

I guess some will never understand that it is the strict control that has put these cities into the situations they are in.  When you have laws that are so strict on who can legally own weapons, the only ones who actually follow the laws are the good guys.  The only thing that it changes for the bad guys is the cost in $$$... oh and gives them much easier pickings as far as what/where they strike.  All children are precious... the color of their skin does not raise or lower their value.  Chicago's leadership has been digging this hole for a long time.  They are squeezing people tighter and tighter in an attempt to gain control of the level of crime.  They have told people that it isn't their job to defend themselves, that it is the cops, or the govt.'s job.  The problem is, there aren't enough cops to handle the level of crime anymore, because there are so many bad guys.  Now people have become dependent on the govt for everything, and the govt is incapable of providing that much.  This is what happens when people are limited by unconstitutional laws.  The 2nd amendment was meant to prevent this kind of thing from happening.  It is so sad to see, and the loss of life, especially kids, is terrible.  I guess what i don't understand is, when you are doing something that so clearly isn't working - why keep doing the same thing and expecting different results?  When you are digging yourself into a hole, the first thing you do is to stop digging.

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