U.S. Senate candidate: Martial law needed in Chicago

2009-09-30 10:13:42 - Andy Martin says emergency measures are needed to stem the tide of violence in Chicago.

U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin calls for the imposition of martial law in Chicago

Martin says Mayor Daley and Barack Obama look stupid campaigning for the Olympics when they lack the resources to protect the city’s existing residents

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In response to the senseless slaying of another Chicago child, Andy Martin asks: Where is Mayor Daley? Where is Governor Quinn? Where is President Barack Obama?

Martin questions, “If the City cannot protect minority residents, how are we going to protect millions of Olympic visitors?

Martin says the headquarters of the Chicago Police Department should temporarily be moved to ground zero in the war against crime

(CHICAGO)(September 30, 2009) Republican U. S. Senate candidate and insurgent “Internet Powerhouse” Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference Wednesday, September 30th to call for the imposition of martial law on the city of Chicago.

“The latest slaying of an innocent African-America child should be a wake-up call to the Chicago Mayor and Illinois Governor. If the city and state cannot provide African-Americans with basic personal safety—the ultimate human right—why are these officials in power?

“If necessary, President Barack Obama should send federal troops to protect the right to life of every Chicago child. There cannot be two standards of life, one for minority neighborhoods and another for non-minority neighborhoods.

“I find it incongruous that on a day when Illinois National Guard soldiers were returning from Afghanistan, we needed our Guard personnel in Chicago to restore order here at home.

“With due respect to Superintendent Jody Weis, he has to ratchet up the war on crime and wage relentless war on the gangs and predators who are preying on Chicago’s African-American children. Weis has to take personal ownership of this war, and start leading from the streets, not the safety of his office.

“If newspaper reporter Mark Brown can see where the gangs are lurking, why are police not attacking these encampments and arresting these gangsters?


“If the City cannot protect existing citizens, how are we going to guarantee the safety and security of millions of Olympic visitors?

“I propose that the mayor, governor and president adopt a five-point program to return safety to Chicago’s streets:

“First, I want Superintend Weis out on the streets, personally supervising field operations. He needs to lead from the front, not his headquarters office.

“Second, I want the CPD to put every sworn officer on the streets, and replace desk officers with temps if necessary. Any officer who is authorized to carry a gun should be working outside, on the streets. We need to regain control of this city.

“Third, Cook County needs to hire an emergency allotment of prosecutors and prison guards, and create space for thousands of new prisoners, as well courtrooms for prosecution of these predators. We need to disrupt, disable and destroy the gang elements and criminal elements in minority neighborhoods.

“Fifty years of anti-gang efforts have failed. Failure is no longer an acceptable option.

“Maybe Tod Stronger should fire some of his relatives, and well as other Daley Machine payrollers, and replace them with prosecutors and jail guards. State Attorney Alvarez needs to become more proactive; she has been much too passive.

“Fourth, Governor Quinn should mobilize the Illinois State Police and the Illinois National Guard, and have these forces start patrolling the streets of any neighborhood with excessive crime.

“Fifth, President Obama should order the deployment of part of our ready reserve forces to duty in Chicago. It was a Republican President, Dwight Eisenhower, who sent the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Arkansas to enforce the constitutional rights of African-American students. Republicans were in the forefront of protecting African-Americans then. Republicans should lead again.

“The Daley Machine’s failure to protect minority children is a disgrace to humanity. If the City refuses to do its job, federal troops should be used to protect Chicago’s minority neighborhoods. Republicans need to start raising hell about the hellish conditions in minority neighborhoods. Children living in these areas have a right to life and a right to live. Their lives should not be snuffed out by gangsters operating in plain sight of a Sun-Times reporter.

“As for Barack Obama, the latest tragedy took place in the Altgeld Gardens area, where he was a so-called ‘community organizer’ 25 years ago. Obviously, Obama’s efforts left no lasting impression in the neighborhood. It is time for America’s first African-American president to start taking the protection of Chicago’s African-American children seriously Martin will state. “Daley and Obama should be flying to Chicago, not Copenhagen.

”The bottom line: we need martial law in Chicago until the safety and security of every schoolchild is ensured. I realize that these endless, random killings are an emergency situation; they are intolerable. Why can’t Chicago’s and Illinois’s leaders do the same and respond to this unacceptable reality

September 30th news conference details:


U. S. Senate candidate and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin


Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,


Wednesday, September 30, 2009 1:00 P.M.


Internet Powerhouse and U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin calls for martial law in Chicago to end the violence in African-American neighborhoods.


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