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Two Flint (MI) leaders call for National Guard to control city violence

FLINT -- Shootings have become so widespread in the city that two former state representatives are talking about calling in the National Guard to help calm violence on Flint's streets.


Everybody in Michigan should be looking at the violence in Flint to see if a template for future law enforcement may be set.

Check the link above about how to Flint officials, both former state representatives, who are calling on Gov. Jennifer Granholm to mobilize the National Guard to deal with shootings and other violence.

Media accounts report how Flint's crime is spiraling out of control and beyond the reach of city police.

As local government struggles with vanishing revenue, urban and rural areas struggle with how to pay for law enforcement.

Is the National Guard an option to augment local cops?