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The Feds Offer Help After A Violent Weekend in Chicago

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:

martial law


: control of an area by military forces rather than by the police

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

Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:12 AM CDTUpdated: Apr 22, 2014 12:33 PM CDT

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

Monday night, two teen boys were wounded — one critically — in a shooting in the South Shore neighborhood. The two boys, ages 14 and 16, were standing on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of East 69th Street about 9:35 p.m. when they heard shots ring out and felt pain, police said.

They were both taken to Comer Children’s Hospital. The 14-year-old was shot in the back and listed in critical condition, while the 16-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the upper right thigh, police said.

Earlier this year, the federal government created a special violent crimes section as part of the restructuring of their office. That means 16 prosecutors from the narcotics and gang section will focus on how to use statutes and gun laws to go after people terrorizing the streets of Chicago.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he does not yet have all the details, but he is pleased they are coming in to help the situation in Chicago. 

“I think it is a good thing, I welcome it,” Mayor Emanuel said. 

The man who will head up the special division is a U.S. Attorney who used to be a Cook County prosecutor. He is very familiar with the Chicago Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies. 


Source: Fox News Chicago


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