SWAT Teams, Snipers and Guard ... Oh My!

Apr. 30, 2010
Dangerous radicals

Tea Partiers really should learn to quit being such violent radicals. (Wink, wink.) “The SWAT Team was called in [Wednesday] at the Quincy Tea Party Rally,” reports Jim Hoft of BigGovernment.com. Obama was speaking at the Oakley-Lindsey/Quincy Community Center that afternoon.

Not only were police in full riot gear to handle a few harmless old ladies, but they had snipers stationed on the roof. As Hoft quipped, they had to be prepared “just in case the grandmothers started throwing bingo chips at the building.”

Meanwhile, two Illinois state representatives are call for the National Guard to deploy against crime in Chicago. Democrats John Fritchey and LaShawn Ford want Gov. Pat Quinn, also a Democrat, to allow guardsmen to patrol the street to quell violence.

“Is this a drastic call to action? Of course it is,” Fritchey said. “Is it warranted when we are losing residents to gun violence at such an alarming rate? Without question. We are not talking about rolling tanks down the street or having armed guards on each corner.” No, says Fritchey, what we’re talking about is merely a “heightened presence on the streets.”

Obviously, this would be a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, which bars the use of military forces for law enforcement.

Secondly, when the Supreme Court overturns the city’s gun ban, citizens will be able to protect themselves and crime will go down – all without the National Guard.

Mayor Richard Daley won’t go down without a fight, though. In fact, he’s upping the ante and calling for Mexico and other nations to bring American gunmakers into the World Court in the Hague. Daley says, “We are shipping guns there by the truckload to people to kill each other. They’re not manufactured there. And we want the drugs that come from other countries that is a conduit, like a highway through Mexico, into the United States! And we sit like we have no responsibility. We should not ship any guns to Mexico.”

How about shipping Daley to Mexico?


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Jim G said:

This would be hyterically comical if the question "What next?" wasn't hanging like a dark storm cloud on the horizon.

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 10:20 AM

One VA Patriot in Arlington, VA said:

Liberals just don't get it. The more laws and restraints they heap on the liberties of law abiding citizens, the more lawlessness and anarchy abound. Crime has gone down in every state that has concealed cary on the books and yet people like Daily insist that crime will be reduced when we take away an individual's right to protect himself.

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 11:00 AM

MNIce in Minnesota said:

Mayor Daley is calling for the opening move in the establishment of a 20th-century style police state. "If you let the camel poke his nose into the tent, the rest of him soon follows." Yell at the camel, and if that doesn't work, punch him in the nose. We have to tell Mayor Daley and other would-be totalitarians in no uncertain terms that we will NOT tolerate this, and will go to war if necessary to preserve legitimate government.That said, the Secret Service routinely deploys snipers in the area whenever the President makes public appearances. I saw this first-hand when G. W. Bush spoke at an outdoor campaign rally in 2004 - black-suited snipers, each accompanied by a local deputy sheriff or policeman, were posted on bluffs all around the open area.Nevertheless, we should be wary if the security effort is disproportionate. I don't recall the police in full riot gear at the Bush rally, even though the local leftists were picketing and making a lot of vicious, slanderous and obscene statements about the Bush and the war effort.

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 11:26 AM

Firstteam said:

Another attempted thug tactic..INTIMADATION! (similar to the Obama "report your neighbor" website) ....But it won't work....Actually it will only give cause for patriots to bristle even more....Seems this administration has so little understanding of the Americam spirit that they think throwing gas on a fire will have an opposite effect.....You'd think someone in Washington would have read American history and understand the parallels of it repeating itself again today...We would not accept the subjugation of the crown then, and we won't accept the subjugation by the socialists/marxists today.Don't Tread On Me still applies (maybe even nore than ever)

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Bill Volpentesta said:

Reminds me of the way things "happened" in Germany during the 'formative years' of the NEW Germany in the thirties...Why can't we ever learn from the mistakes freely taught from history?

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 12:37 PM

J.Schumacher 1SG retired said:

I wonder if Janet Incompentano will pull a "Janet Reno" on these old folks?

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Esteban Cafe in World said:

I disagree: bingo chips are fun to throw--until someone loses an eye. Compare, if you will, the number and types of people who attend a Leftist rioter vs. the Tea Partier. See what kinds of messes they leave behind. Check out their "antics" and behaviors while protesting. Check out their signage. You can make these comparisons by going to zombietime.com. A brilliant compilation of leftist demonstrations. Be aware that there is some nudity--again, something you will NOT see at a tea party tax protest.

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Anton D Rehling in Olympia, WA said:

What Next?? A manufactured conflict with Tea Party protestors. Martial law before 2010 elections? The suspension of those elections that would remove the tyrannical pukes in our government transforming our liberty and rights into a subjugated citizenry? www.revoltthebook.com

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 12:46 PM

RogueRat in Oregon said:

Mayor Daley has his head where the sun doth not shine. The U.S. is not "shipping guns to Mexico". Most of the firearms used by the drug cartels et al come into the country by way of South America and El Salvador. Rocket propelled grenade launchers and other such military weapons are being supplied by the countries where the cocaine/marijuana are produced. The U.S. government's own analysis has proven this. The small number of firearms which do come from north of the border has been estimated at about 5%-7%, and they are smuggled across the border illegally. American firearm manufacturers are again being targeted by those who want Americans disarmed. Socialism/Communism cannot tolerate an armed society.Be forewarned America. All we need is another "crisis" to bring on martial law and the cessation of freedom and liberty. A border war would fit the scenario.

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Gil Jones said:

FYI -- There is an error in the text. It states that a call for the "National Guard" was made and that this is "Obviously, this would be a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, which bars the use of military forces for law enforcement." -- Actually, the National Guard for the state of IL is not federal. The IL National Guard is the state of IL's army. The governor can call out the guard for what appears to be the suggested actions. The individual guard members would be made deputies of the county and be legal to perform such service. The "Posse Comitatus Act" is specifically a restriction on the U.S. military and the reserves - not the national guards of each state. For similar reasons - the Coast guard is not officially the U.S. Military and can perform police activities that the U.S. Navy is prohibited from performing.

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 12:59 PM

usarmyretired said:

The President federalized most of the guard during our current conflict. That makes them FEDERAL assets and not state therefore they DO violate Posse Comitatus.

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 1:09 PM

retiredarmyguy said:

If the Guard is on the streets the "brilliant" left will insure that have their weapons but, won't issue ammunition. After all someone might get hurt. Leave it to these morons to continue to put the good guys in harms way while under equipping them to make sure they, not the bad guys get hurt.

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 3:01 PM

Elizabeth G said:

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! i am still laughing over this one. As a 76 year old retired teacher, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and an American citizen proud of my country, I am a threat to the government. Would you believe we have come to this? And in a one presidency term. Wow! Do we have clout!Proud to be a tea-partier, a concerned citizen and a believer in the constitution of the United States.

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Wesley Starr said:

Criminals from Mexico are not dangerous but 78 year old Grannies are and have to have snipers on roofs to protect the USA from them? Yep it makes sense to me, those grannies can be mean.

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 6:40 PM

desert said:

Mayor daley or is that dilley? is full of it...guns are not going from the U.S. to mexico except for the illegals that are burglars!! But then, what the hey, lets jump on Arizona for stopping illegals! They are building guns in south america and there is no shortage of guns running down there.......I am sick of lying ignorant politicians...I can't wait for November!!

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 6:50 PM