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Activists urge Pritzker
to send National Guard to Chicago,
claim Lightfoot
‘can’t control the city’

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Posted By: tisHimself, 8/24/2020 3:41:12 AM

A group of community activists implored Gov. J.B. Pritzker to declare a state of emergency and have the Illinois National Guard deployed to Chicago on Sunday, just two days after Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her allies stymied a similar push during a special City Council meeting. In calling for the assistance, the activists pointed to the city’s surging summer gun violence as they urged both members of the City Council and Congress to rally behind police officers they claim have been outnumbered and attacked at recent protests.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DCGIRL 8/24/2020 5:48:41 AM (No. 519075)
Gov Pritzker is ALMOST as bad as Lightfoot. He will ignore the request. That is what democrat governors and mayors do. Turn their backs on their constituents.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: George R. 8/24/2020 6:18:46 AM (No. 519092)
Rioters and Looters need to be unloaded on. A severe penalty is the only way to diminish the ranks and stop it. ARM the police who are trained to do their job, c'mon people its not that difficult. The down side for lightfoot and pritzker is that there'll be fewer democrats to vote for them.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 8/24/2020 6:43:29 AM (No. 519099)
I don't think that will be a problem, #2, they'll still vote for her after they're dead.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: edgar 8/24/2020 7:22:29 AM (No. 519115)
Oh, don't worry Chicago. That stuff is insured. s/off
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rotten in Denmark 8/24/2020 7:25:11 AM (No. 519119)
You folks get what you apparently wanted. You keep putting the same Rats in office. I therefore believe you like the folks you put in office.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: udanja99 8/24/2020 7:29:47 AM (No. 519127)
Interesting that the article doesn’t give any background or even the name of the “community activist” group. Are they “organizers” like 0bama or are they law and order conservatives? At this point, Light-brain will lash out at any group which is pushing at her.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: BarryNo 8/24/2020 7:33:53 AM (No. 519131)
It is the mayors and Govenors responsibility to maintain safe communities within their borders. They WANT a 'Kent State' to blame on Trump in the election! If he orders in troops, he's responsible for the troops and any civilians they kill or injure restoring order. A trap anyone could see.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Strike3 8/24/2020 8:12:57 AM (No. 519164)
Lightfoot has many personal and psychological problems. We can analyze her unfitness for office later but meanwhile people are being murdered and the city is being torn apart. It takes a lot of stupid people to put a nasty, stubborn, egotistical dummy into office knowing she can't even control her own life.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rumblehog 8/24/2020 8:40:03 AM (No. 519192)
Chicago needs a special election in which to throw all their "bums" from Mayor and City Council out onto the streets they've allowed to become Zaire.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Paintman 8/24/2020 8:52:20 AM (No. 519207)
The Chicago PD are fully capable of squashing these riots. Lightloafers won't let them. Word on the street is she micro manages everything. Which is ironic because she has zero managerial experience. Just like O.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bigken2 8/24/2020 9:12:04 AM (No. 519230)
this dem hell hole that they have run for 100 years maybe if it gets bad enough we can turn ill red and a good start would be to get rid of evil dem dick durbin
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Are You Serious 8/24/2020 9:39:21 AM (No. 519263)
In a democracy, you get the kind of government you deserve. The morons who continually elect and re-elect these fools and criminals to high office are not reaping what they have sown.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 8/24/2020 10:01:22 AM (No. 519287)
Put idiot, extreme leftist Dems in charge of anything and they wreck it, intentionally.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Arby 8/24/2020 10:41:19 AM (No. 519328)
Buyer's remorse? It's a little late for that. When you vote for someone based on their skin color and sexual orientation rather than their skills, experience and principles, it can backfire. Now you're reaping the whirlwind. Reap away. With a democrat governor I wouldn't hold your breath on getting any relief. You want relief? Vote Republican. See, it wasn't that hard, was it?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Zigrid 8/24/2020 10:46:21 AM (No. 519333)
In fairness to my fellow posters.... slow foot is a political patronage mayor... she was elected by rigging the system with dead men and women voting... revrump jackson paying junkies $100 to vote democrat...and illegal aliens fraudulently voting...she ran because it was her promised time and Springfield picked her... just as they picked Obama to be our senator... we had no input.... the Chicago machine decides who will win.... so my advice to Chicagoans... is get out...
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Chuzzles 8/24/2020 10:50:43 AM (No. 519343)
Lucianne is right, this stuff is funny and you can't make it up. Come to find out today, Oregon's governor is the subject of recall petitions right now, and even the democrats are signing up or helping to gather signatures. She is that bad. She makes Barbara Roberts look like a piker by comparison.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: gone2pot 8/24/2020 10:57:12 AM (No. 519348)
Why in the world would anyone want to stop peaceful demonstrators who can't breathe, break into stores and take big flat screen TV's that the peaceful demonstrators are owed in order to end racism? Of course Pritzker will deny this racist request.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 8/24/2020 11:25:48 AM (No. 519384)
#11, did you mean “dem dick durbin” or “dim dick durbin” ? Or, you could make the case, there’s no difference.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Penny Spencer 8/24/2020 11:42:15 AM (No. 519401)
The democrat machine in Chicago ain't what it used to be. I can't imagine either of the Mayors Daley putting up with this, or even Rahm Emanuel, for that matter. The difference between the "old" democrats and the "new" democrats may finally be dawning on some die-hard donkeys. Then again...
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Trapper 8/24/2020 12:01:22 PM (No. 519420)
An alien from another planet, dropped from the sky with no knowledge of history, or background, or political ax to grind, would view what has been going on in Chicago (and other cities around the US), and come to the conclusion that Lightfoot and Police Supt Brown and Gov Pritzker all WANT Chicago destroyed. Just look at the night they looted Michigan Avenue. The police KNEW around 11:30 from social media posts that there was a caravan of cars filled with people headed north to the Loop to loot it. The looting went on for more than 5 hours straight, all night long, without pause, while police just stood and watched. There is video of them watching. PLUS, the bridges over the river weren’t raised until 4:30 in the morning. Five hours of access to the Michigan Avenue stores. If they couldn't keep them out, they could have at least kept them IN to arrest them. Nope. And no tear gas, no pepper spray, no rubber bullets, no bean bags, no whacks with a night stick or baton. Nothing. But even if the police had ignored what must have been “stand down” orders and made mass arrests, Lightfoot and Pritzker hava a backstop in District Attorney Kim Foxx. Those who do get arrested are turned right back onto the street by her office with cash bail at a fraction of the ebay value of the stuff they looted, if they are even charged at all. That alien from another planet would be asking "why are your leaders deliberately destroying your cities?" And that, my friends, is the question EVERYONE should be asking.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 8/24/2020 3:21:48 PM (No. 519631)
Send the republican candidate from my congressional district in Colorado to clean things up in Chicago. Lauren Boebert. Google Lauren Boebert for Congress and see what she carries on her hip. Not bad for a married mother of four kids.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Trigger2 8/25/2020 12:29:17 AM (No. 519953)
Looters, pyromaniacs, and sundry thugs are the demonrat's shining stars now. The governor will do nothing since he likes to see his cities trashed. He probably thinks the feds will rebuild it for him so it looks shiny new.
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