Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin has asked for UN troops to quell the violence in Chicago. (Screen capture, YouTube, VFN)
A Cook County, Illinois commissioner flew to New York Thursday to talk to the United Nations about putting peacekeeper troops on patrol in Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Fed up with the Windy City body count, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin was in the Big Apple to meet with Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, the UN assistant secretary-general. He told reporters, “There was tribal warfare between the Tutsis and the Hutus in Africa, and they deployed peacekeeping troops there to help save those populations and reduce the bloodshed. We have to do something — black people in Chicago make up 30 percent of the population but 80 percent of those who are killed by gun violence.”
But is intervening in tribal warfare comparable to getting between Chicago gang bangers?