Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Gun control and thugs
Mayor of Ft Wayne Tom Henry had a lovely conference yesterday with the Mayor of Angola and other leaders about taking so-called assault weapons off the street. Good for you, Tom. But what did it accomplish?
At 10 fricking AM this morning, some clown forced a woman into her Garden View apartment, slapped her around, and stabbed her three times with her own knife. If you're surprised, we've had several such incidents in the last few weeks, including another one in Canterbury last night who couldn't manage to muscle a purse away from a lady. Before that, a moron with a "long gun" faced down a couple, who ran and got away but not before the perp hit him with the "barrel".
Okay, let me say this- these guys are nothing but southside thug-lettes, who don't have the balls to make a name in their neighborhoods (because the truly armed thugs live there) and come up here to prey on law-abiding citizens. And why are they being targeted?
Because this city refuses to patrol and enforce the law on the city's southeast side. I have friends who call and call, and report suspicious behavior all the time- but unless there's a DB, the FWPD stays far away. Why, because they are A) too hamstrung by the police budget, B) because city officials are so afraid of being accused of profiling by the NAACP that they will not act unless they absolutely have to, and C) because they know that our joke of a prosecutor will just plea them out or let them go.
My son says, "Ft Wayne only has wannabe gangs", and he's right. And the city has gone from decades of "we have no gang problems" to being deathly afraid of them. A decent, firm hand by the city and the FWPD would prevent 90% of what goes on around here. Instead, only 3 of 30 murders in the city last year have been solved, and two of them are only solved because they were murder-suicides. And the FWPD response was 'it was only 23 murders'.
These dudes pulling this crap are minor-leaguers. Marshall Dillon could have rounded them all up and left Festus playing cards with the Doc. But FWPD can't because the perps ARE NOT AFRAID OF THEM. And who can blame them. So now you can't even go to the store at 10 in the morning in Ft Wayne. But Mayor Henry and his gun control is coming, and it will put a stop to it. What a joke.