Ill. State Reps Ask Gov. For National Guard to Cut Murder Rate

Bringing rifle toting units of the National Guard into the streets of Chicago is not the solution to city's surge in murders, experts said today. "It's a very bad idea," said Bill Bratton, the former police commissioner of both Los Angeles and New York City. "The National Guard is that last thing you want in a situation of combating violence in national cities." Bratton and others recoiled at the request made Sunday by Chicago Reps. John Fritchey and LaShawn Ford, both Democrats, that Illinois...Full Story
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