'mayhem' prompts politician to call for National Guard Chicago
By Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News
The onslaught of gun crime in
Rep. Booby Rush speaks on Capitol Hill Thursday about the growing violence in Chicago, Illinois, which has reached staggering proportions so far in 2013.
“Every single day we wake up in the city of
“I’m hearing from mothers that they are afraid to go outside,” she said. “Hospitals are overburdened with 70 gunshot wounds in one day. Ambulances are so busy people are driving victims in their own cars.” READ MORE