The violent, stupid, no-good for anything waste of air and space assholes are truly in rare form recently, racking up 57 homicides so far this year. This is on a pace for the most homicides in the city in ten years.
On Fleury Way, state Rep. Joe Preston, D-East Liberty, told Mr. Ravenstahl that worst-in-a-decade body counts may be the result of good police work.
“As violence increases, it tells me in a sense that the police have increased their arrest record,” Mr. Preston later told reporters. “Because instead of just one person controlling an area, you have four or five people fighting for that same territory. … So when the police are doing their job, you’ve got four or five people who conflict through violence to try to take over.”
I have read that statement six times and it doesn’t get any clearer as to WTF IS THIS MAN SAYING?
Aside from that, you know, I don’t give a damn if these “no snitching” residents are caught in the middle of this violence because really how can we help you if you won’t open your mouth? And I don’t give a damn if every single violent, stupid, no-good for anything waste of air and space asshole takes a bullet to his brain because really how can we bother to care about you when you’re putting innocent lives at risk?
Here’s what I do care about. I care about the kids. I care that there are innocent kids living right in a war zone. Kids who know what gunfire sounds like. I don’t know what gunfire sounds like. I’ve never heard it first-hand in my life. There are probably five-year-olds in Homewood that have an automatic crouch and crawl response to gunfire.
That makes me sad and it makes me angry and if there is ANYTHING that Lukey, the Dread Lord, or Nate Harper can do FOR THE KIDS’ SAKE, then my gosh I hope it works.
So much talk about “taking care of business” and “rising up” and “taking back our streets” but where’s the action? Are the police going Vic Mackey on gang leaders and laying out in very clear terms what no mercy means? Are the police going Horatio Caine on the street terrorists, calmly taking them aside, removing the Sunglasses of Justice and quietly giving them a detailed description of what it would be like to be dropped off in rival gang territory at night and then responding to, “Is that a threat, detective?” with, “It absolutely is. Just give me a reason.”
Where is the full-on assault on violent gang crime?
Where are the monetary rewards that are enough to counter the no snitching?
How else are we going to make it better?
Can Homewood ever be better?
Is it possible that someday in Homewood a car will backfire and a six-year old on a bike heading to the playground won’t even flinch?
I can dream, right?
I don’t want to hear, “It’s the economy forcing people to crime,” because my God we’re all hurting from the economy. Blaming the economy is taking an iota of blame off of the offenders. The fact of the matter is that these are uneducated criminals with freewill who made bad choices. They chose violence over a job at McDonalds. They chose guns over books. They chose death over life.
It is ALWAYS about choice.
It’s time someone showed them that they chose wrong.