Officials Believe Peacekeeping UN Troops In Chicago Might Put An End To Deadly Violence [VIDEO]

Officials Believe Peacekeeping UN Troops In Chicago Might Put An End To Deadly Violence [VIDEO]

After Trump was sworn in as President, Donald Trump said he was going to “send in the Feds” in order to try and hinder Chicago’s infamous gang violence if the city won’t “fix” the problem.

Cue the outrage machine. Rev. Jesse Jackson said, “We need a plan, not a threat. We need jobs, not jails.” That’s not really true because these gangbangers have jobs as drug dealers. Sounds like we need to decriminalize drug possession. That would go a long way in solving this crisis. Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that the Feds can help by passing more gun control laws. Yawn, of course he would say that.

Even after all of the negativity towards Trump and the situation in Chicago, it turns out that a local official is giving credence to the idea of outside help. He said that United Nations peacekeeping troops could be useful in ending the “quiet genocide” among the city’s black population, WBBM-TV reported.

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin is the official in question. He was traveling to New York on Thursday to meet the U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Support Oscar Fernandez-Taranco.

“I’m hoping to appeal to the U.N. to actually come to Chicago and meet with victims of violence, and maybe even possibly help out in terms of peacekeeping efforts, because I think it’s so critical for us to make sure that these neighborhoods are safe,” Boykin told the news station at the Chicago airport.

“Eighty percent of those who are being killed by gun violence are African American, and often killed at the hands of another African American,” he said to WBBM. “So we must protect these population groups, and that’s what the United Nations does. They’re a peacekeeping force. They know all about keeping the peace, and so we’re hopeful that they’ll hear our appeal.”

Boykin said that U.N. peacekeepers have done similar things before. He said that they are “in places like Africa and abroad” to “help protect minority and vulnerable populations, and so quite frankly I think the same can be said for here in Chicago,” the station said.

“I’m talking about physical security. I’m also talking about maybe suggestions for what we can do in Chicago to help protect our minority populations. We’re being, again, decimated by the violence that we see here in Chicago. I mean this is really a genocide, and we have to do something to stop it.

“We can’t wait until the mayor comes up with another 1,000 police to try to make the streets safer. Quite frankly, the people want to be safe right now in their homes and their neighborhoods, and we want to make sure that they’re safe.”

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson found Boykin’s suggestions absurd. “Listen, I appreciate the commissioner’s energy, but I think that first of all the U.N. has no jurisdiction in Chicago, none.”

“When you look at crime per capita, Chicago isn’t at the top of the list,” he told WBBM. “But you look at our reduction numbers; we have 21 percent reduction in shootings this year, 14-15 percent reduction in murders. That’s progress. It’s not success, but we are tamping it down, and if we build on that and get the same reductions in 2018, we’ll be looking pretty good.”

Although murders have been down in the previous year, Boykin is still not satisfied.

“In my community of Austin, we’ve had 450 people shot, and 80 people killed this year alone, and so we have to do more to protect these communities, and that’s what we’re going to do,” he told WBBM. “If we can’t get it done here with the leaders of the city, the state, and the county working together to utilize their budgets to help protect these communities, then I have to appeal to a higher authority, and a higher force.”

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