So, two people get shot a memorial for a 14-year-old gang banger who was killed the other day. One of them was 8:
- Eight-year-old Jamia Barnes was playing Sunday evening on a front lawn near a vigil for a teenage boy killed hours earlier when she saw a man in a car arguing with a woman outside.
"Somebody had the gun in their lap ... and he got it out and started shooting," recounted the soft-spoken third-grader, fiddling with the bandage on her right wrist and pulling at her hair.
It's always tragic when an innocent gets shot. Not the 14-year-old. He was just following in his grandmother's footsteps, who has her own record for dealing dope. But the 8-year-old didn't make life choices that lead to being shot.
Mope-rah quoted grandma in a column Monday (no link for Mopey):
- “In the 1980s, there was a War on Drugs. Now there has to be a War on Guns. Police are going to have to pull over these young men in these cars with tinted windows, Davis said.
“Police ride right past, instead of pulling over these guys with these big shirts where they are hiding guns. They need to kick in some of these doors. The guns are right here under your nose. How do you get the guns off the street,” she asked rhetorically.
“You ride around and stop these guys.”
This is grandma who's done prison time for dope. And she's giving the Department "street lawyer" advice to pull people over, kick in doors and stop folks based on......
Sorry, we stopped listening to what we were typing for a second there.
What was it we said back on 30 July?
- It's over boys and girls. Until there is a wholesale shakeup in the political order, the loud and lawless have won. Let them sort it out.
One day, they'll demand and scream at the police to "do something!" And we'll whisper from our retirement home far away from here, "no."
That day is arriving faster than we expected....retirement we mean. The other thing, well, we've been responding to calls, cutting paper and leaving to make notifications.
Welcome to the world you created grandma.
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