Fall-Out From National Guard Plan Continues

April 29, 2010  |  

(Chicagoist) — There’s still plenty to talk about in regards to the call from State Reps. John Fritchey (11th) and LaShawn Ford (8th) to mobilize the National Guard in the city to quell violence. So far, both Gov. Quinn and Mayor Daley have not taken to the idea. While acknowledging something must be done to bring the homicide rate down, Quinn was against the idea, saying, “The notion of trying to step in, in any way step on the toes of people who are on the front line every day fighting crime in tough neighborhoods, I think is really not the way to go.” Daley is also using the discussion to further his gun law crusade: “This is all about guns, and that’s why the crusade is on. We hope to get their cooperation in Springfield.”

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