How Calling In The National Guard Could Impact Chicago

Some City Council members are calling on Mayor Lightfoot to bring in the National Guard following weeks of civil unrest.

Police Shooting Wisconsin
Police try to secure the public safety building on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis.Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has summoned the National Guard to head off another round of protests after the police shooting of a Black man under murky circumstances. Morry Gash / ASSOCIATED PRESS
Police Shooting Wisconsin
Police try to secure the public safety building on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis.Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has summoned the National Guard to head off another round of protests after the police shooting of a Black man under murky circumstances. Morry Gash / ASSOCIATED PRESS

How Calling In The National Guard Could Impact Chicago

Some City Council members are calling on Mayor Lightfoot to bring in the National Guard following weeks of civil unrest.

Chicago aldermen held a special session with Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday to discuss calls to bring in the National Guard to support local police.

Reset talks to the head of the Chicago Project on Security and Threats, a U. of C. research institute that recently examined the effectiveness of the federal deployment of federal agents to Portland. We also speak with a national writer who covers the impacts of police militarization.

GUESTS: Robert Pape, political science professor and director of the Chicago Project on Security and Threats at the University of Chicago

Radley Balko, columnist at the Washington Post; author of Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces