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Chicago's Top Cop Nixes National Guard Help

September 26, 2013  | 

Tougher gun laws would curb Chicago's street violence rather than intervention by the Illinois National Guard, the city's top cop and mayor said earlier this week.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and Mayor Rahm Emanuel made the remarks while attending a police academy graduation Monday of 125 new officers, reports CBS Chicago.

McCarthy responded to suggestions that the Nationa Guard could help nixed the idea, saying "The National Guard is not a policing force. They're a military force."

Over the weekend, Gov. Pat Quinn said he would consider sharing state police resources if the city wanted them and noted that state troopers already patrol East St. Louis.

Tags: Chicago PD, Police Chiefs, Gun Control Advocacy, Academy Graduations


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John @ 9/27/2013 12:42 PM

They already have tough gun laws. People who commit crimes with guns don't follow the laws. This chief is an idiot.

Bob@Az @ 9/30/2013 11:09 PM

John, please don't disparge idiots, I think they have a pretty strong union, at least in DC. You got to remember, this is Chicago. With all those draconian gun laws that we all know the gang bangers adhere to I'm surpised there's any gun violence at all. Of course, according to Mccarthy, if they kept more peole in jail" they wouldn't be out on the street where they were shot" F**kin' brilliant. Blues, Stay Safe.

GATEWAY GUY @ 10/4/2013 5:42 PM

Hey Mayor !! "Superintendent" !!!
How about enforcing the laws that are on the books. You know, crime just may go down . Give it a try !!!

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