People getting shot? Let’s pass laws. Some sorta laws.
“We are standing steps away from the sight of a mass shooting,” Assemblywoman Monique Chandler-Waterman said.
The legislation is meant to automatically provide mass shooting resources at the state and local level after shootings involving four or more victims. Chandler-Waterman said she hopes that in addition to public safety task forces, it will make a difference. And she’s not alone. Among Friday’s speakers were City Councilwoman Farah Louis and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.
“We have to call it a mass shooting, because when people think of mass shootings, they usually think a lot of white Americans being killed. But there was a mass shooting and our black lives are just as important. The word mass shooting comes with resources and it comes with attention, and we are trying to tell you that, daily, black and brown bodies are dropping from gun violence,” Williams said.
“Some people want to talk about why, where, what happened. Someone was shot. Someone was murdered. A human being. That’s it,” Chandler-Waterman said.
That why, where, what, seem like relevant points. Bodies of all colors are dropping. More relevantly the people in them are dying. And they’re dying because they keep shooting each other.
That’s not the fault of “white Americans”.
Police are working to uncover who pulled the trigger on four people near a Brooklyn daycare.
Officials say a gunman opened fire just before 2 p.m. Saturday near East 45th Street and Troy Avenue in East Flatbush.
A 27-year-old woman was shot in the stomach and a man was shot in the leg.
The third victim, Emmanuel Soray, was shot in his face. He later died at the hospital.
All three of the victims were found bleeding out near an apartment building.
Police say they eventually got word of a fourth victim, a 33-year-old woman who had been shot and somehow got all the way to a hospital in Elizabeth, New Jersey on her own.
You would think that Assemblywoman Monique Chandler-Waterman would be more upset that someone running an illegal club had put a day care center in danger, instead she’s demanding more “resources”.
Whatever those are.
Algorithmic Analyst says
Passing more laws that are only selectively enforced, a speciality of the Democrats.
One small example to illustrate: California gun laws generally aren’t enforced until after the fact, like if some street criminal robs a liquor store and gets caught red-handed with a gun. Then all kinds of extra charges can be preferred against him because of the gun.
Makes extra traffic patrols and stop and frisk more effective, because if the police search the vehicle and find a gun, or find a gun on the perp, severe charges can be preferred.
Spurwing Plover says
And the usual solution from stupid Jackass Party(Liberal Democrats)is Gun Confiscation or gun buy backs so they can be in the Fake News Programs
“Resources,” is leftist slang for federal and state money. They have the resources to apprehend and prosecute the people for doing the shooting, and breaking NY gun laws, but that would be systemic racism, white supremacy, and oppression. So they’ll just spread some gravy amongst themselves, their cronies. and their donors. What they won’t do is remove the violent criminals from the streets.
The democrats want to disarm law abiding citizens so only criminals will have guns. Typical lefty logic, that way no criminals will suffer harm.
Ugly Sid says
Did we not just recently spend billions on infrastructure?
At $one thousand a piece for public outhouses, that’s, literally millions of outhouses.
Where are they? Why is this senior citizen forced into criminally urinating in parking lots and behind shrubbery?
Why, that could be the moniker of a powerful social message film. Maybe we can find a sincere, young Jewish stage actor from new York to portray me as I escape from a chain gang in a Georgia Department of Prisons dump truck.
I will be considering offers for the rights to my story, bit I’m warning you, it won’t be cheap.
Ugly Sid says
Android™, again can take credit for “typos”. Can I assume this is AI in action? So things done fast, wrong, and contrary to one’s knowledge or preference is the new Gold Standard? Welcome to Woke World, your Twilight Zone future.
Ugly Sid says
Also, this was supposed to be a reply, not a free standing observation.