Chicago, IL—Mayor Daley seems proud that as many as one million Barack Obama supporter will invade Chicago’s Loop and Grant Park on Election Day. A total disaster is predictable.
Thankfully, the Windy City has more than one gift from Mother Nature, the biggest is Lake Michigan. November 4th may bring cool or even cold temperatures. The combination of those factors could save the city from a lot of carnage.
The best tool law enforcement and building security people can use to suppress a major insurrection during cool or cold weather is water.
I recall watching a small cool weather, anti-war riot in Frankfurt Germany in 1969. The police utilized a water-cannon on the troublemakers. The somewhat cold weather (around 55 degrees) made water an incredible weapon. I watched as the wet goons were shivering in misery and were immobilized. They had little choice but to go somewhere warm, dry off and get new clothes or perhaps suffer from hyperthermia.
The colder the weather the more effective the water will become.
Firefighters may well prevent a lot of violence and bloodshed. Building owners should have their security people prepare for using this kind of defense from the rooftops and other vantage points.
Using water instead of clubs and guns would bring a lot less criticism and subsequent Civil Rights litigation. Water is a lot cheaper than tear gas.
I know Chicago has no water cannons But they can take steps now to borrow or rent some with Obama’s campaign money.
Fireboats and firefighting helicopters could be used to drench troublemakers with the nearby lake’s precious liquid gold.
Here is a demonstration of a water-cannon. This is not your kid’s Supersoaker!