Mayor Daley is not impressed with the idea that the National Guard should be called out to help slow the violence on Chicago’s streets, as two state representatives had suggested. According to the Tribune, Daley responded to the idea, saying:
“Everybody knows their frustration, when one crime is one too many in any community — any death or any injury,” Daley said. “But like anything else, you have to look at long-term solutions. You can’t just put something temporary in there.”
“People have to get involved in their community, family by family and block by block,” he added. “Like anything else, that is the key. The community must be as upset as anybody else. And so you have to look for long-term solutions. There’s no quick band aid. You just can’t think you’re going to fix it in one weekend and walk away," Daley said. "And that’s what the problem would be.”
- How long has Daley been mayor of Chicago? Just how long-term are his solutions?
- Didn't Daley tell everyone that his unconstitutional ban on weapons was suppose to make Chicago safer?