Chicago: Cook County commissioner wants UN peacekeepers to help with local violence

Chicago: Cook County commissioner wants UN peacekeepers to help with local violence

[Ed. – These people are certifiable.]

One of the 17 individuals elected onto the Cook County board of commissioners, Democrat Richard Boykin, flew to New York City on Thursday for talks with a senior U.N. peacekeeping official, proposing that the world body deploy blue helmets in Chicago to deal with what he called “genocide.”

But Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, while giving a nod to Boykin’s “energy,” reminded the commissioner that the U.N. has no jurisdiction on U.S. soil.

“I appreciate the commissioner’s energy and his anxiousness to help reduce the gun violence in Chicago,” the Chicago Tribune quoted him as telling reporters on Friday. “I really do commend that, but at the end of the day the U.N. has no jurisdiction here. They really have no jurisdiction in this country.”

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