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NAACP lays out five point plan to reduce gun violence
RI Future.org ^ | July 15, 2014 | Steve Ahlquist

Posted on 07/15/2014 7:28:20 PM PDT by Q-ManRN

Grown-up time means Jim Vincent, president of the Rhode Island NAACP, calling a news conference on the steps of the Garrahy Judicial Complex in response to a drive-by shooting in Chad Brown late Tuesday night in which five people were injured. The NAACP, in consultation with other neighborhood groups, issued a “Call to Action,” demanding that Providence Mayor Angel Taveras call a leadership conference to discuss solutions to a problem that is putting families and children at risk.

In addition to the leadership conference the NAACP also called upon Governor Chafee to direct the Governor’s Workforce Board “to establish targeted workforce development programs” in neighborhoods with high unemployment.

Vincent also wants Mayor Taveras to “evaluate the Providence Recreation Department to determine its effectiveness in providing recreation and youth development services to increase its relevancy.”

Vincent also wants 15% of the Google settlement money. This would provide about $30 million “to support youth development and ex-offender training and employment programming,” a real investment in our communities.

Lastly, the NAACP wants the Public Safety Commission to “establish a community liaison to connect high crime neighborhoods with the police department to help prevent wars and provide mediation support.”

(Excerpt) Read more at rifuture.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; naacp; rhodeisland
The government to the rescue to stop "gun violence" in Providence, Rhode Island. Sigh - if we only had more government programs to stop violence (sarcasm). More government, more conferences, more money, more talk. They must use the same playbook as Chicago! Better call in the National Guard.

And if you look at the pictures at the bottom, Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety was there reassuring us that the government can protect us from violent criminals.

Of course, none of the proposed solutions deals directly with disarming criminals or provides any practical means of self-defense. Most of those people will never understand why things never change while they continue waiting for someone else to solve the problem of violence for them. That is what really makes me feel sad for those folks.

1 posted on 07/15/2014 7:28:21 PM PDT by Q-ManRN
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To: Q-ManRN

How about my 2-point plan?

1. Marriage

2. Goodbye rap music

Finito.


2 posted on 07/15/2014 7:30:22 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Bob Ireland

Providence NAACP says government will stop “gun violence”.


4 posted on 07/15/2014 7:30:53 PM PDT by Q-ManRN (Progressivism is regressive!)
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To: Q-ManRN

1. Blame guns.
2. Blame conservatives.
3. Blame da poll-ese.
4. Blame Bush.
5. Gimme mo money.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 7:31:25 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Q-ManRN

Midnight basketball makes its return...


6 posted on 07/15/2014 7:32:16 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: gaijin

Exactly. Women, marry the men before you have sex with them.

That would solve 90% of the “gun violence” problems.


7 posted on 07/15/2014 7:33:31 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: gaijin

My plan is...
1. Take guns away from the bad guys.
2. Arm the good guys.


8 posted on 07/15/2014 7:34:54 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: gaijin

A authentic Adult Male On the Home preferably the father of any children theerin..would go a LONG wy towards quashing the gang culture

gangas arent anything but violent cults ..and replacements for family for the feral yout!


9 posted on 07/15/2014 7:35:00 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Q-ManRN

1. Vote Republican

2. Have fathers

3. Shoot thugs


10 posted on 07/15/2014 7:35:21 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Q-ManRN

WE need a `Call to Action,’ some kind of federal program!

We’re always reading here about Chicago shootings: `25 shot, one killed; 34 shot, 2 dead.’
I’m thinking some range time for inner city, licensed gun owners might be a good idea.
Free ammo, coaching, targets, etc. Feel me?


11 posted on 07/15/2014 7:37:28 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Dutch Boy

And exactly how would you plan on taking guns away from the bad guys?


12 posted on 07/15/2014 7:38:53 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Q-ManRN
[Rhode Island NAACP president] Vincent also wants 15% of the Google settlement money. This would provide about $30 million

"How did you meet the Kingfish, Mr. Brown?"

"Well, one day at the carnival, I reached into my pocket to get my wallet, and shook hands with the Kingfish."

13 posted on 07/15/2014 7:39:49 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: MrB

Sandra Fluke is not pleased with you.


14 posted on 07/15/2014 7:40:23 PM PDT by desertfreedom765
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To: MrB
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15 posted on 07/15/2014 7:42:23 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: gaijin
The NAACP, anti-gun violence program has no gun control elements? Wow, this is progress! (possibly a waste of money but at least not a Bloomberg knee jerk reaction.

(1) establish targeted workforce development programs” in neighborhoods with high unemployment.

(2)evaluate the Providence Recreation Department to determine its effectiveness in providing recreation and youth development services to increase its relevancy.”

(3) provide about $30 million “to support youth development and ex-offender training and employment programming,” a real investment in our communities.

(4) Lastly, the NAACP wants the Public Safety Commission to “establish a community liaison to connect high crime neighborhoods with the police department to help prevent wars and provide mediation support.”

16 posted on 07/15/2014 7:43:45 PM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: Q-ManRN

Rhode Island is the liberal crap-hole of the north-east with only Boston to object. Phhtttt.


17 posted on 07/15/2014 7:44:18 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: Robert357
establish targeted workforce development programs”

How about cut taxes and regulations so we can create some JOBS??

18 posted on 07/15/2014 7:45:02 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Q-ManRN

The first point should be to shut down racebaiting groups who are out there stirring the race pot all of the time to keep the big bucks coming in.


19 posted on 07/15/2014 7:46:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: gaijin

1. Mother and fathers stay together
2. Thug music / culture eliminated
3. Less drugs, more hugs
4. Work for a living. Learn to live on your own dime instead of others.
5. God and prayers back in schools and in personal life. Every child should know the 10 Commandments by 2nd grade.

No need for gun control because there will substantially less criminal activity.


20 posted on 07/15/2014 7:47:34 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Q-ManRN
At the same time, these proposals are targeting some of the causes of violence instead of just calling for more useless gun control. I was actually surprised that not a single one of their proposals had anything to do with guns.

Will these measures solve the problem? No. Is there more they could do? Absolutely. They could provide firearms training to citizens to allow them to protect themselves. They could bring in the non-profit organization (the name escapes me) that's been providing free training and free shotguns to inner city women in Texas. Any of those things would help the people to protect themselves from the violence around them. But their proposals might help.

21 posted on 07/15/2014 7:49:50 PM PDT by lcms rev
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To: doc1019

> And exactly how would you plan on taking guns away from the bad guys?

Magnets. Very strong magnets...: )


22 posted on 07/15/2014 7:49:57 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Q-ManRN
“Vincent also wants 15% of the Google settlement money. This would provide about $30 million”

In all my years watching these people I have never seen a single time when they proposed a “solution” that did not entail them being given money that they did not earn or deserve and were not entitled to in any way.

23 posted on 07/15/2014 7:50:22 PM PDT by detective
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To: jsanders2001

LOL! Great response. ;-)


24 posted on 07/15/2014 7:50:45 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Q-ManRN

But whatever you do, don’t look at the DemocRat plan to destroy the black family by trapping them out of wedlock and on the government dole.


25 posted on 07/15/2014 7:53:44 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Q-ManRN

1. Shall issue ccw
2. Stop listening to rap
3. Stop and frisk in tough neighborhoods
4. Get married


26 posted on 07/15/2014 7:57:34 PM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Q-ManRN
Only one step is needed . . .
1. Disarm democrat voters/supporters
27 posted on 07/15/2014 7:58:01 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Q-ManRN

There aren’t five points. There’s only one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGBw8jS3sMw


28 posted on 07/15/2014 8:00:04 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: Q-ManRN

Charge the NAACP under the RICO Act.


29 posted on 07/15/2014 8:00:19 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Q-ManRN
So let's see, the NAACP wants:

  1. A boondogle "leadership conference" that will have no real impact on violence or crime.
  2. Blow money on workforce development which is useless unless there are actually jobs for people to do. Hey, I can train you to be a typewriter repairman, not going to be real useful...
  3. Have one government group evaluate the effectiveness of another government group. Oh yeah, that'll help. Note, just evaluate, not offer recommendations or even, gasp, make changes...
  4. Oh, yeah, send $30 million to me to play with.
  5. Pay some one or more people to be a liaison between high crime neighborhoods and the police. Pay the criminals directly.

No surprise, no useful suggestions at all.

30 posted on 07/15/2014 8:16:32 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps
These groups get tens of million from the taxpayers. Can't remember which group, La Raza, LULAC or some such was getting federal funds and the NAACP can use a boost, since they are an endangered species.

It's like Jackson and Sharptongue embezzling funds from corporations because they don't want to fight a boycott.

31 posted on 07/15/2014 8:20:16 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: Q-ManRN
I am a little dubious of the reporting on this. I may have missed it, but I did not see anywhere that the NCCLCP or the politicians called for the disarming of honest law abiding people.

Well, to be honest I also did not see where they called for the disarming of the dishonest and lawbreaking people either.
But this being New England, I would think circumventing the Second Amendment would be a least 1 thru 4 on their list of five points.

32 posted on 07/15/2014 8:31:10 PM PDT by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Phillip Nolan by the day.)
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To: Q-ManRN
five point plan to reduce gun violence

Lemme guess: all five involves taking what is mine, what I have a constitutional right to keep and bear.

Hell. No.

33 posted on 07/15/2014 8:34:14 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: Q-ManRN

25% of a certain Demographic that consists of 12% of the total Population is responsible for over 50% of the Violent Crime in this Country.

That boils down to the fact that 3% of the entire Population is responsible for over 50% of the Violent Crime.

Guess who is “represented” by the NAACP...


34 posted on 07/15/2014 8:42:25 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: MrB
Women, marry the men before you have sex with them.

U.ncle S.ugar won't like that.

35 posted on 07/15/2014 8:59:30 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Q-ManRN
They sure are worried that there takeover of the US won't work if citizens have guns. He's let out dangerous prisoners out, the 5 terrorist who will have time to regroup and hit the US, he's letting terrorist sneak across the border and using the children to do it. His planned scandals are causing chaos, which is what he wanted. What's left in Alinskys rules?

God help us!

36 posted on 07/15/2014 9:09:03 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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Vincent also wants 15% of the Google settlement money

Uh huh.

37 posted on 07/15/2014 9:10:44 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. Hat)
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To: Q-ManRN

Providence has forgotten about Providence


38 posted on 07/15/2014 9:14:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Q-ManRN

five point plan is laughable and just wealth transference to black charity orgs. lining pockets.


39 posted on 07/15/2014 11:06:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Q-ManRN

Let me guess......Their plan involves coming after MY guns and not those in the inner cities. Am I close?


40 posted on 07/16/2014 2:36:57 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“1. Blame guns.
“2. Blame conservatives.
“3. Blame da poll-ese.
“4. Blame Bush.
“5. Gimme mo money.

You left out “6. Blame whitey.”


41 posted on 07/16/2014 5:12:23 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: doc1019

There is the rub. It can’t be done. I use step #1 of this plan on the libs at work to show how foolish their gun control folly is. You understand as well as many, you might as well wish for unicorns. It has about as much chance of happening as gun laws making criminals give up their guns.


42 posted on 07/18/2014 3:29:22 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Dutch Boy

Amen! :-(


43 posted on 07/18/2014 7:04:01 AM PDT by doc1019
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