Chicago Mayor Emanuel: Send in the feds

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    I really like Chicago ... something positive has got to happen there.
     
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    Now I wonder if Trump will actually follow through or if it was just a sound bite.
     
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    Could be a sound bite from Tiny Dancer. ;)

    Regardless, I hope something is done.
     
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    Time to implement Stephen King's "Under the Dome"
     
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    Can the whole city fit under Trumps hair piece?
     
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    Haha!

    Biggest issue has been repeat firearms offenders charges being dropped, lessened, or cases dismissed.
     
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    You honestly think he has only one, and that they don't fit together if they want?
     
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    Sure if he can sedate them enough to play nice with each other.
     
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    That is what I have heard/read as well. If it is true, then a large part of the problem is on the Chicago leadership.
     
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    But oh how it feels so real
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    And Cook County.
     
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    I would have sworn there were a bunch of people on this board not a month ago saying gun violence in Chicago wasn't that bad. Shouldn't we start with the bad cities first?
     
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    Doesn't matter.
    If a mayor calls for help, the Feds should help. Especially if the POTUS agrees.
     
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    What's the cause of the violence. Bet your bottom dollar that it's drug related. So simple fix, legal drugs.
     
  17. TonyC28 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Here in Chicago it is mostly gang activity. I'm sure drugs play a role in some of them and certainly drugs plays a role in gangs, but no offense, legalizing drugs is not a magic bullet (pun intended) approach to every problem.
     
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    To quote Tupac:

    If only we had a war on poverty.
     
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    Here's to hoping that Trump can help curb the violence in that ravaged city. Wonder why Emanuel couldn't ask Obama for help?
     
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    Did Obama offer?
     
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    I'm not sure. But its not like this is a new issue. And if the option for federal assistance exists I'm curious why it wasn't sought before.
     
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    I don't recall him doing so, not directly anyway. He mentioned the gun violence here a lot though.
     
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    It's a **** hole with corrupt politicians, high taxes, and is on the brink of bankruptcy.
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    All they have is "we need stricter gun laws", as if that's the root of the problem. Because if anyone really came out and said what the problem is they'd be pegged a racist and shown the door.
     
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    You need appropriate gun laws that don't violate 2A and have enough teeth to deter violations. I'm all for 1 appeal capital punishment for gun violence.
     
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    Here they come....
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    Just kidding. They need to just prosecute more and quit blaming other states for their problems.
     

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