Well it seems like the citizens of Chicago will get what they are asking for. Could martial law be in the beginning phases in the Windy City. With all of the violence taking place it’s time that some help arrived and to help rid the city of the unnecessary violence. But one has to ask what took so long and what happens now?
People really have no clue of what it really means to have your city under martial law. The definition of martial law according to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary is as follows:
1. the law applied in occupied territory by the military authority of the occupying power
2. the law administered by military forces that is invoked by a government in an emergency when the civilian law enforcement agencies are unable to maintain public order and safety
After a violent Easter weekend the City of Chicago just may get the help they need but what does that mean for the residents. When martial law is enforced the rules of engagement are very strict. Sometimes it means a dusk to dawn curfew and if you haven’t got a reason to be in the street it’s best to stay in the house. I don’t know about you but it sounds like legalized imprisonment to me but on the other hand something has to be done. I say hold the parents responsible for the behavior of the teens causing the havoc in the streets.
Ready the story as reported by Fox News:
Feds intervene after violent weekend in Chicago
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) – The federal government is offering help to the city of Chicago in the fight to end violence in the streets. The special section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office will target drugs and guns.
The news was announced after an especially violent Easter weekend in the city. Police officials say at least 44 people were shot over the weekend in Chicago. Eight of those victims died