82 Shot, Chicago Considered War Zone, Military Deployed

82 Shot, Chicago Considered War Zone, Military Deployed

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has called on the assistance of the United States military to help patrol the blood-soaked streets of Chicago. The unprecedented move is one step away from declaring total martial law in the nation’s third most populous city.

During 4th of July weekend, 82 people were shot in an 84 hour period, with a total of 14 succumbing to their injuries.  Though the number of murders has fallen drastically since the 1990′s, the violence in Chicago seems to be increasing dramatically.

“It’s groundhog day here in Chicago again,” Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said this morning,  in a statement that touched on the violent weekend.  “The results were a lot of shootings and a lot of murders unfortunately,” he said. “Yesterday was the day that really blew it up for us in our strategy.”

With their failing strategies to protect the public, city officials will now go in a different direction and call upon the services of the National Guard.

The U.S. military will act as a liaison for the Chicago Police Department and will not be given free reign to enforce the law, at least at this moment.

The city, which has been given the nickname “Chiraq” because of it’s violent present, will now see increased police presence and armed guards in dangerous neighborhoods.


  1. Robert

    July 18, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Let those animals kill each other. The good citizens better get a Charles Bronson mentallity and just start killing the scum bags on site.

    • SistaSoulja

      July 23, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Your comment is idiotic. You are talking about my people. This didn’t happen in a vacuum. They are imitating the Mafia

  2. Juan Balbontin Jr.

    July 18, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Well said.

  3. 4xtra

    July 16, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    That photo is a SWAT team …not army

  4. Brent

    July 15, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Gang banging should be illegal if you gang bang you should be locked up and gang bang in prison.

  5. Dan

    July 15, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    For those who are moving or thinking about moving, have no fear. Everybody in the real Chicago knows not to go south or southwest. Sure there are crimes but you will know where to be. I’ve lived here for 3 years and have never had an incident. I’ve been on the L at 3am and never had an incident. I’m tired of hearing all of the bull about how Chicago is dangerous, when non of the violence is actually in Chicago.

    • Tera

      July 16, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      Born and raised in Chicago. I have lived traveled or visited every side mostly lived on so side. I have never had any problems no matter the time of day. There’s crime and ignorance in every part of town and every city. There are more good ppl out so then bad the media doesn’t highlight the good.

      • ivy jackson

        July 17, 2014 at 2:22 pm

        Media does not highlight the good because evil sells more papers. I am glad the National Guards take over. You can praise the good, I do too, but evil seems to prevail in certain parts of the country. If this ploy works, it should be expanded. Even to save one life. Why are we perpetuating genocide on ourselves.

        • Juan Balbontin Jr.

          July 18, 2014 at 10:25 am

          Well said.

          • charles vick

            July 23, 2014 at 3:40 am

            gee, thanks everyone for being such good germans. I guess you’ll all get the totalitarian state of your dreams under martial law, you morons.

  6. thsmth6

    July 15, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Seriously you guys need to wake up and do your research. This has nothing to do with black or white its all a manipulation and set up or drill to carry out their hidden agenda to implement their martial law plans. Chicago is just a practice city and they are practicing in the black communities cause they know the whites won’t allow it in their communities for now. They also know that the general public will believe whatever they here. He who controls the paper or the news controls the minds of the people. Stop posting and ranting and do your research stop believing everything you hear.

  7. Son Lang

    July 14, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I say we kill EVERYONE in Chicago and replace them with fancy rich people :D I’m sure they won’t kill each other.

    • Debi

      July 15, 2014 at 12:41 am

      Since my law abiding family lives in Chicago, I find your comment extremely offensive. Let’s put you in the middle of this insanity and watch what happens.

      • Taylor Reinherd

        July 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm

        Very true. Insensitivity is heartlessness. And my prayers and heart go out to those law abiding citizens in Chi.

    • Noori Sadiq

      July 15, 2014 at 3:44 am

      Yeah like the chinese government did to all those tight eyed yellow bastards in Asia!

    • Jungledog

      July 17, 2014 at 5:03 am

      Naw, they just pay somebody else to do it

    • michael whitaker

      July 17, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      We should sell Chicago to Canada, actually the whole state.

    • Juan Balbontin Jr.

      July 18, 2014 at 10:21 am

      Son lang that was a very dark thing to say. You want the good law abiding citizens who are the majority here in chicago to be killed along with the few who are causing all the violence????? Not good at all. No one should be killed period. I will pray for u my friend.

  8. Laurena

    July 14, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    they need to take these guns away from the gang bangers!!

    • brett

      July 15, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      Chicago already has the strictest gun laws in the nation, perhaps that is part of the problem. If you look at the statistics you will find that, more armed citizens = less violent crime. Check it out.

  9. Shauna

    July 14, 2014 at 7:05 am

    The educated are not devoid of criminal or violent acts. Unfortunately, justice is not blind which makes those who are disenfranchised appear to be more violent and criminally minded.

    • RockLakeGuy

      July 14, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      Surely you are not considering those involved in the Chicago crime spree to be ‘the educated’? Or am I missing a bit of sarcasm?

  10. chris

    July 14, 2014 at 3:06 am

    gang-bangers dont mess with MC gangs. i worked with a guy, whose brother moved to rock island,illinois years ago. came home after work, gang-bangers in his house, told him pay them $100 a week for protection, starting the next day. when they showed up, his buddies,members of grim reapers MC were waiting. no more problems and they paid him $100 a week

    • Terri Sweeney

      July 14, 2014 at 3:45 am

      And you consider that a GOOD thing!? :9

  11. Tom

    July 14, 2014 at 2:45 am

    They made gun ownership impossible and that didn’t stop people from shooting one another. Now what they need to do is make it against the law to shoot people! If that doesn’t work make it against the law to kill people. Keep making laws and bring in more armor and more cops and soldiers with guns so nobody will have any guns.

    I think it is now safe to say that leadership in this country is one of two things; mentally retarded or extremely corrupt scumbags pushing an agenda. I’ll go with the latter. They are allowing children to be killed to push their POLICE STATE agenda.

    I’m not a rocket scientist, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

    • Reryn

      July 15, 2014 at 2:18 am

      They outlawed some firearms in the city limit but you can drive 15 miles and still buy whatever you like.

      Don’t claim the gun ban didn’t work when it wasn’t seriously tried.

    • THyzz

      July 16, 2014 at 6:58 am

      Not being rude but killing people and shooting people is a law just not in those terms lmao

  12. Kris

    July 13, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Using the U.S. Military, in Chicago? Where’s the Illinois State Police? Or the Cook County Sheriff’s Department? Seems that the mayor doesn’t think issue out too well? I’m sure many residents of Chicago are upset to see U.S. military patroling their neighborhoods.

    • Dave

      July 14, 2014 at 12:03 am

      Maybe they should stop shooting each other if they dont want the army here?

      • Free Love

        July 14, 2014 at 10:22 pm

        Group punishment is a crime against humanity.

        Using the military against your own people is TREASON.

        • joe

          July 15, 2014 at 2:02 am

          Shut your hole up.

        • sugga ann

          July 15, 2014 at 6:16 am

          You are absolutely correct. But few people are aware of it. No one knows their rights these days. It is unacceptable to have a city controlled by the military. They say the military doesn’t have free reign to enforce the law… Yet. Police brutality is already a huge problem in Chicago and now we are going to resort to this violation of constitutionally protected rights. Like it or not…. Even poor people who live in the good have rights

        • Shawn

          July 15, 2014 at 4:33 pm

          That’s not treason turning your back on your country is treason

      • ivy jackson

        July 17, 2014 at 2:29 pm

        I agree. Are these gangs and other shooters too ignorant to see that we are perpetuating genocide on ourselves? Think of all the generations that are lost when a few black youths are killed. One day we will wake up and say, “we are small in numbers.” We have got to stop killing out our own race. We know there are good people in Chicago, what we are addressing here, are the youths decreasing our power for our future. Killed one black man or woman or child, you execute the person, their children, their grandchildren and so on for eons. A race lost. Thanks for the National Guards.

    • Luis

      July 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      The key word you used to make your own argument a fallacy is ‘neighborhoods’. So the patrol would happen in neighborhoods with high crime rate. The only people that will be upset are the ones yielding the guns and malicious intent. The law abiding people in bad neighborhoods will feel more safe and the ones living in nice neighborhoods shouldn’t worry because I can be sure the military won’t be going into boys town to patrol.

    • BEN

      July 15, 2014 at 7:10 pm

      The police is the military…where have you been?

  13. Jeff

    July 13, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Can anyone verify this? I’ve been looking for for about half an hour now and can only find uncredible sources pushing this article.

  14. Carrie Hite

    July 13, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Chicago has some of the most draconian gun laws in the United States. Why is it so impossible to see that areas where law abiding citizens are allowed to carry weapons are some of the places with the lowest crime rates and places like Chicago where a law abiding citizen can’t carry a gun are some of the most crime ridden. DUH!

    • Chris Oates

      July 13, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      Couldn’t agree more Carrie, large metropolitan areas around the U.S. have increasingly become nanny states where the vast majority of the population has been conditioned to expect protection from an extreme minorty of law enforcement who’s purpose is to enforce law not serve and protect. Usually when a law is broken, including violent crime, there is a significant response time in which one must protect themselves which is our right. The biggest issue with more action by law enforcement aimed to prevent crime and violence is there will always be opposition and push back with racial profiling and unjust treatment even when policy such as Guiliani and stop and frisk statistically improved New Yorks crime rates, so much of the problemed pie remains.

      • Jt

        July 13, 2014 at 5:54 pm

        If someone had to wait all the way till the 4th of July to kill you. Maybe you deserved it. Probably not, but I’d like to imagine that some really terrible people were killed on that day. Anytime we get the army involved with anything I begin to question our leadership.

    • justin schroeder

      July 13, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      Well saif

  15. W. H. Lemmer

    July 13, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    How about making the Chicago PD work. Roll down the car windows, turn off the commercial radio, quit eating except for their lunch break. Make contact with gang age youth, keep the pressure on, random vehicle stops, continual and documented field interviews of suspicious individuals, and a judicial system serious. Finally Ron Emanual needs to get serious instead of acting serious. He said “Gun violence is unacceptable” DUH! How about allowing those honest, law abiding citizens who qualify have their constitutional right honored to carry a concealed weapon if they so desire. I am confident that law abiding citizens armed will not increase Chicagos already obscene murder rate.

    • C L

      July 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      Clearly if you live in Chicago you know that these crimes are happening in the South Side more than any other place. So no, It is not ALL of Chicago. These communities are food deserts, and poverty stricken. The law enforcement alone cannot and will not solve this issue of violence alone. There needs to be a sense of greater community involvement, job opportunities, less segregation, and more GUN LAWS to make it harder for people to obtain these weapons that are creating these tragic situations. Giving people guns to protect themselves from guns has got to be the worst possible solution to this crisis.

      • mike

        July 13, 2014 at 9:44 pm

        C L you’re and idiot, more gun laws? Look at what the big gun laws are helping with now. “Keeping the criminals safe” like they obay gun laws for the purchasing of a gun

        • Jeremy

          July 13, 2014 at 11:17 pm

          Can’t have a discussion without being insulting, huh Mike? Sounds like you don’t understand the complexities of this violence and instead are more interested in parroting bogus talking points. A vast majority of those criminal firearms are legally registered weapons that were unsecured and sold on a black market. Strict gun regulation in large metro areas does work but not when all the surrounding rural areas are saturated with firearms. It’s very much like telling a neighbor their yard is a mess and they need to rake when its your overhanging tree thats dropping all the leaves.

          • thomas

            July 15, 2014 at 4:04 am

            Your whole point is gun restriction,guns killed all those people like spoons made rosie odonnel fat

  16. duck

    July 13, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    not sure what thats all about

  17. American

    July 13, 2014 at 11:33 am

    We need to let them shoot it out. Or better yet, how about Obama go change it out since he’s from Chicago! Honestly, it’s 2014 we should know how to keep the public safe without involving the military.

    • michael

      July 14, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      He is not from Chicago. Get that right

  18. BM

    July 13, 2014 at 8:53 am

    we need to keep our tax dollars here instead of fighting unjust wars and supporting Israel who uses our money to oppress and kill Palestinians, lets solve our own problems first.

    • joe

      July 13, 2014 at 9:39 am

      Israel is killing Palestinians because Palestine won’t stop shooting rockets into Israel and kidnapping kids and killing them.

      • B Espryt

        July 13, 2014 at 11:08 am

        Gee, wonder why they do that?

        • douseeyet

          July 13, 2014 at 2:02 pm

          Because they’re muslim heathens hell bent on killing every Hebrew?

          • douseeyet

            July 15, 2014 at 5:06 am

            Or the Hebrew ZionistNazis are the heathens hell bent on trying to take land God “promised” them. If God wanted these new nazis to have the land, I highly doubt He would want thousands of innocent women and kids murdered in the process. But they learned well from the Holocaust – apartheid & genocide are the tenants of Zionism.

    • Alex

      July 14, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      No such thing as Palestine or a Palestinian State. All of the land illegally occupied by Hamas and the PLO belongs exclusively to Israel. These are Terrorist Groups trying to ‘legally,’ (in other words, sanctioned by the international community,) kill all Jewish people. Wake up, if you thought Germany was wrong in the attempt to eliminate the Jewish People, then you cannot disagree with defending Israel.

      Back on Subject, the lowest gun crime rate is Texas, where you can buy, wear open in public, and conceal a gun. Why, because criminals are not the only people with guns!!! The minute you make guns illegal, you have left criminals as the only people who can have guns. Thus, gun crime increases.

      • Sara

        July 15, 2014 at 12:50 am

        Im sorry what? No such thing as Palestine or Palestinians? Then who did the zionists take the land from? Who did they have to kill and steal from? And who are all these people being killed? Palestine is not just Gaza where Hamas is. It’s Jerusalem, Haifa, Yafa and every other place the zionists had to kill people and burn down houses and steal land to live in.

        If it was for Israel why did they have to steal it from the settlers?

        • Parallax3d

          July 15, 2014 at 1:06 pm

          The “Palestinians” are an invented people. They are actually refugees from Syria, Jordan, and Egypt. Yassir Arafat was EGYPTIAN!

  19. B

    July 13, 2014 at 4:13 am

    As long as they keep it on their side of the town who really cares…

  20. mike

    July 13, 2014 at 2:37 am

    I think if we put all gang memebers drug dealers on a plane drop them off in iraq or Afghanistan and let them have it out. Or maybe if the feds didnt have such a hard on for the Mafia and and the once chicago natives Hells Angels you wouldnt have any problems. And atleast they were organized

    • Bill

      July 13, 2014 at 3:48 am

      Yeah if only the government didn’t go after those drug dealing, violent gangs then Chicago would be a peaceful paradise…

      • steve

        July 13, 2014 at 1:18 pm

        Ya bash the HA’s at least they have a code and honor

    • Chaka

      July 13, 2014 at 5:40 am

      ridiculous. how about addressing the problem of the government not being able to take care of social classes they deem not worthy of care? and all the terrifying issues for human society that go along with that? its the year 2014: are we still so universally retarded that we cannot look to the root of an issue to find the answer to the problem….on a side note, it seems very overboard to draw in the military for this. Actually, that’s not a side note at all because its the same systemic problem of not looking for the fault before choosing the most drastic of ‘solutions’.

      Failing that then shoot the fuckers and let everyone else sleep and facebook in peace

      • Greezy1

        July 13, 2014 at 7:45 am

        Come on bro…..how long are people gonna blame the government for their inability to act in a civilized manner like everybody else

        • yossiestevez

          July 13, 2014 at 11:48 pm

          define civilized bro.

          • Alex

            July 14, 2014 at 1:20 pm

            A Lawyer is trained to win at all costs… The minute our Legislators became over-run with Lawyers, the trouble. Now we have two sides that must get a 100% win, thus gridlock. Vote out the Lawyers and we have a chance, don’t look at who is what party.

      • Ken

        July 13, 2014 at 5:36 pm

        Finally, reason amongst the irrational. The impoverished are forced to make ends meet by illegal means and are vilified for it, while our Government of Wealthy Elites, whom holds the power to drastically improve the lives of those they have such gripe against, choose to complain and apply bandages to problems like these from the comfort of their penthouse apartments.

      • thsmth6

        July 15, 2014 at 2:10 pm

        So true

    • Sara

      July 15, 2014 at 12:53 am


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