Chicago wants UN peacekeepers

December 16, 2017 in News by Ken


Remember when President Trump was talking about sending Federal troops to quell the violence in Chicago and the uproar that caused? Well, according to Chicago Fox 32, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin was in New York this week to discuss with United Nations officials a possibility that the UN could mount a peacekeeping mission in the City of Big Shoulders.

Boykin met with the U.N.’s assistant secretary-general for peace-building support.

He calls the violence in Chicago a, “quiet genocide” in the city’s black community and he appealed to the U.N. because it’s trained in keeping the peace.

There is no word on exactly what they’ll be doing when they get to the city.

From CBS Local;

Boykin said Chicago must “utilize every avenue” available to protect its people from gun violence, possibly including U.N. peacekeepers.

“They’ve been able to help in places like Africa and abroad, where they’ve sent troops in and sent forces in to help protect minority and vulnerable populations, and so quite frankly I think the same can be said for here in Chicago,” Boykin 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.”

Somehow, troops from the third world are more palatable to Chicago leadership than Americans.

“I know that the mayor may tout the fact that the number of people being shot is down, and the number of people being killed is down, but let me tell you, we’ve had over 600 people killed by gun violence already this year alone. That is a huge number,” Boykin said.

Through the end of November, Chicago has had at least 620 homicides. While down significantly from last year, when there were more than 720 homicides through November, that’s still a significant increase from most of the past 15 years.

Yeah, just wait until there are a bunch of blue helmets roaming the streets.