The other part of the equation is this: you aren’t allowed to defend yourself in Chicago.
Criminals are emboldened when the population is held in forced victimhood.
Illegals are a big part of the problem. However, when there is a a blue state with a left wing governor and a blue city with a left wing mayor and city council more interested in harassing cops and preventing good citizens from getting gun, the crime rate is incredible.
Oakland, Ca has several of its citizens slaughtered each week inspite of very strict gun control laws.
Vice Mayor Larry Reid said this weekend that Oakland should declare a state of emergency following a string of murders Friday that Oakland police linked to several rival gangs.
Reacting to the violence on Saturday, Reid told Bay Area News Group, “We’ve lost control. It’s time for us to declare a state of emergency.”
There were 131 homicides in Oakland in 2012, the most since 2006, when there were 148. So far this year Oakland has had 6 homicides— 4 of which happened on Friday.
According to police, a 22-year-old Oakland man shot and killed around 2:30 p.m. Friday in the 2300 block of East 17th Street in the Fruitvale District. His name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.
Around 3 p.m., another man was shot and killed on Canon Avenue near Wellington Street, next to Dimond Park. He was identified as 30-year-old former Oakland resident Larry Lovette of Stockton.
At 4:15 p.m., 21-year-old Oakland man Eddiebo Rodriguez was fatally shot in the 3400 block of West Street in West Oakland. He later died at the hospital.
In East Oakland, a 17-year-old boy identified as Ken Harbin of Oakland was also fatally shot in the 9400 block of Hillside Street.
Police say they are now investigating a shooting in East Oakland that sent one person to the hospital on Saturday night as well as a shooting that injured three people earlier in the day in the 5800 block of Harmon Avenue.
Calls for a Nelson Ha Ha!
Cmment: Third world governance coupled with low intelligence and poor impulse control are the major factors.
Comment: Third world governance coupled with low intelligence and poor impulse control are the major factors.
Lawlessness by elected officials
will breed more lawlessness.
Look. The criminals have no problem getting guns. And they don’t do it legally. There is a huge flow of illegal guns into ghetto areas, and the politicians don’t give a dam. All they care about is taking guns from honest, law-abiding people.
They deliberately leave guns in the hands of violent criminals.
Interesting theory. I dunno though. Los Angeles and New York are sanctuary cities too, and their murder rates have plummeted for the past decade, and are now at 1950’s levels. Maybe it needs to be a “combo” between lots of poor blacks, lots of illegal aliens, and not a lot else — like Oakland, also mentioned in the article, for example. Los Angeles and New York don’t have that many blacks, as a percentage of the total, and a lot of the blacks that they do have aren’t poor at all.
There is a correlation. Only wacko left administrations set up a “sanctuary city” and they are the ones whose far left policies lead to violent crime.
January 12, 2013 4:34:43 PM · 49 of 73
mosesdapoet to 2ndDivisionVet
As the ghouls swoop in on Blows infamatory rhetoric promoted by The New York Times with directionless rebuttal or meaningless responses laughed at by its staffers. I’m.not even sure if a C.M.Blow is even listed on the NYT staff .
I submit the purpose of this article is to keep the right focused on their issue not on the problems created by the “Libs” on their road of good intentions and these are :
Not one word will be there in Blows mindless contribution to the solution which ignores the gangland murders and shootings using illegaly obtained mostly handguns and revolvers not assault weapons .
Blow certainly cant critique a system created by his ilk and ignored by his publication that when once caught, perps get set free with lenient sentencing from liberal judges or sob sister plea bargain prosecution promoted by The New York Times. Theres certainly no criticism of no snitch mentality partcularly in areas where these shootings are rampant.
What do you expect an honest look at the problem from The New York Times ? Theyre incapable thats why theyre going broke...Printing tripe from people like C.M.Blow
While attempting to deal with the latest diversion by the Demo-Coms who would if they had their druthers eliminate the constitution period not just the 2nd ammendment. Respond citing these issues mentioned here
Spot on! It’s time we focus on the real culprits: gangs and their illegal drug operations.
When you tell generations of layabouts they are entitled to whatever they desire without doing anything for it, as a matter of right, then eventually they will decide to just take what they want from whoever and cut out the government middleman.
Chicago mayor endorses Illinois gun-safety legislation
The Associated Press
Posted Jan 15, 2013 @ 09:23 AM