Skip to comments.Holder, Malloy give a new look at an old idea on guns
Posted on 11/28/2012 2:38:16 PM PST by matt04
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy gave a high-profile roll out Tuesday to an anti-gun violence strategy that targets hundreds of young minority men deemed most likely to kill or be killed in Bridgeport, Hartford and New Haven.
In an era of tight resources and a political unwillingness to squeeze the supply of guns, "Project Longevity" is an ambitious, if politically easy new take on an old strategy: Focus existing social-services and law-enforcement resources on those most at risk.
The basics are simple: identify a pool of young men involved in gangs and street violence, then confront them with the threat of sustained police attention and the promise of help to find a trade and a job. It requires no new spending or laws.
"Project Longevity will send a powerful message to those who would harm their fellow citizens: that such acts will not be tolerated, that they will be swiftly met with clear, predictable consequences, and that help is available for all those who wish to break the cycle of violence and gang activity," Holder said.
The program began Monday with "call-ins," two meetings in New Haven where gang members already under court supervision were summoned to hear cops, community activists and others explain their new reality.
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Good luck with that.
I thought Midnight Basketball was going to fix all the violence in the inner cities. Ya’ mean it didn’t work?!?!
That would include the Chicago Police Dept., which performs enforcement duties for the Chicago Government and Mexican drug cartel branches in Chicago.
“promise of help to find a trade and a job.”
Sorry - they are already fully employed dealing drugs and shooting each other.
“their new reality.”
New reality, a new lefty buzzword to come out of this election cycle.
Actually where programs like this have been tried, it has worked.
It’s not midnight basketball or other crap like that. It’s basically telling these kids either give up the lifestyle or you’re going to jail.
Oh, but it's being done by the "right" people for the "right" reasons.....
At least we would be relieved of his presence after that.
minimum wage vs maximum wage...duhhhhhhhh
I'll believe this talk from Holder when I see it.
i was going say that as well, that they are already small entrepreneurs..
Fly Hillary in from some far off distant land and have her wave her magical “cease fire” hand and there will be peace throughout the regime :-)
NOTHING Dan Malloy or Holder does is in the best interest of anyone except themselves.
These clowns are incapable of good.
The short description of the program is “Keeping guns out of the hands of negroes.”
They could “sell” the program to black people by telling them that they are “naive and childlike”, and that guns will just make their lives “stressful and unhappy”. And what they need is “benevolent guidance”, which is “just for their own good.”
And their Democrat leaders are just asking that, in exchange for welfare benefits, they do some “healthy agricultural work”, not for pay, as such. Importantly, some of the smarter and stronger black people will be tasked with “overseeing” this work, and “motivating” those who are not contributing their “fair share” to the labor.
It is anticipated that the proceeds from cotton sales alone will more than pay for the program, and that the less social black people will be “sent down the river” for more strenuous work in the cane fields.
Democrats still. Just like Democrats in the old days.
Let me get this straight...stolen tax dollars by the trillions to social services didn’t fix it?
You mean having generational feral bastards doesn’t produce brain surgeons or engineers? No economic development? No ivy-walled mansions?
I actually agree wuth this. Target those doing crime. Do not target general gun control that denies the innocent their 2nd amendment rights. i will support this the ACLU will not. something like this is what is needed. I do not want to give up my rights cause .gov will not solve the problem of crime. Go after crime not guns.
Wait just a second...this sounds an awful lot like ‘profiling’ to me.
I thought that already was the job of the police.
. . . and the promise of help to find a trade and a job.
Hard to do that without an education