Thursday, July 17, 2008

Troops out Now! It's a Quagmire!

I am referring to Chicago of course.

Following a recent rash of violent crimes, Governor Blagojevich is considering sending state troopers and the National Guard into Chicago.

Everytime there is a violent crime, Mayor Daley calls for more gun control, though considering that Chicago has one of the most restrictive gun laws in the country, I am not sure what else he thinks he can do. A few weeks ago, following a number of gun deaths, a police spokesman called for a ban on "assault weapons" -- the problem was that none of the deaths were due to "assault weapons." At least we have avoided, so far, the "checkpoint" idea they are considering in DC.

I do believe that a lot of this can be traced down to our silly drug laws. But that is a longer discussion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, as a former Chicagoan I read that and rolled my eyes, bro. I think Marion Barry floated the same turd back in D.C. in the late 1980s. Blagojevich is just trying to take all eyes off his forthcoming indictments.

On another note, more low moments in law (LOL):