DC Mayor With a Majority-Minority Police Force Feels “Powerless” To Stop Gun Violence Killing Black Children

RedState: The sad reality of today is that there are a dozen or more stories across the country from just the last few days of African-American children dying from gun shots — and none were fired from the weapon of a police officer.

The reports out of city after city over the past few weeks about record numbers of deaths from gunshots are just almost mind-numbing.

Earlier today my colleague Brandon Morse covered the story in Atlanta about an 8 year-old girl shot and killed while in a car with her mother at the entrance to what used to be the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed by an Atlanta Police Officer three weeks ago.  The 8 year-old girl, Secoriea Turner, was killed when two armed men shot into the car after her mother refused to yield to their instructions when she attempted to turn around and leave the parking area.  They weren’t security or police — they were just two criminals with guns “dictating” to law abiding people in Atlanta what they must do.  Maybe for Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms this was finally “enough is enough.”  That’s what she said today.  But those are just words.  Maybe she’ll call Fulton County DA Paul Howard and make him understand how destructive to policing it is to prosecute a police officer for “felony murder” when he’s pursuing a fleeing felon who had just assaulted another officer with a weapon that Howard himself called a “deadly weapon” in a televised press conference only 2 weeks earlier.

But I want to call attention to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s press conference earlier today about the shooting death of 11 year old Davon McNeal on July 4th, while his mother was hosting a “nonviolence” cookout at the home she shared with the little boy.

Bowser said there is no “magic answer” or singular budgetary solution to stop gun violence. But she added that people should resist giving up on progress.  “That’s what we have to fight against: feeling powerless to stop gun violence,” Bowser said…..

After a weekend of violence, Bowser said the District is fighting both a pandemic and a health crisis related to gun violence. “This should not have happened and it cannot keep happening,” she said. “We can’t continue to lose our children to senseless gun violence.”

This is just idiocy beyond the pale.  Mayor Bowser — you are losing children to criminals, not “senseless gun violence.” more

28 Comments on DC Mayor With a Majority-Minority Police Force Feels “Powerless” To Stop Gun Violence Killing Black Children

  1. I’m shocked to learn that painting “BLACK LIVES MATTER” on the road by the White House didn’t help.

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  2. She is an enabler. This drops directly at her feet. What the hell did she think these yard apes were going to do when given carte blanche??

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  3. Out in California, a couple painted over a black lives matter sign that had been painted on a public street.

    The DA is charging the couple with a hate crime for painting it over.

    N-word privilege.

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  4. …if teaching your kids not to shoot each other over drug deals is too hard, at LEAST teach them how to AIM so they hit each OTHER…better for the bystander babies, and cuts societies’ problem by HALF…

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  5. I had to sit through an latino/latina/latin-x identity group lunch and learn today.

    The mexican speaker rattled off his history and accomplishments which were few.

    For his “talent”, he listed contributing to diversity. His talent is being hispanic in a majority white country.

    How diverse is Mexico again?

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  6. @SNS,
    …Teach them to aim.

    Can we still call that gun control or does the left own those words now?

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  7. Hang on now, Cliche. I happen to know for a fact that Tijuana has a Chinese restaurant.

    One of the employees is bound to be a Chinaman. Just stands to reason.

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  8. Yup.
    And instead of police cars the social workers will just reach out to the “yoots” on their obama phones via FACETIME, ZOOM and SKYPE.

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  9. Bad_Brad
    JULY 7, 2020 AT 8:29 PM
    “The answer is simple. Defund the Police and hire more social workers.”
    …well…

    “DIESEL: (Spoken, as Judge) In the opinion on this court,
    this child is depraved on account he ain’t had a normal home.

    ACTION: (Spoken) Hey, I’m depraved on account I’m deprived.

    DIESEL: So take him to a headshrinker.

    ACTION (Sings)
    My father is a bastard,
    My ma’s an S.O.B.
    My grandpa’s always plastered,
    My grandma pushes tea.
    My sister wears a mustache,
    My brother wears a dress.
    Goodness gracious, that’s why I’m a mess!

    A-RAB: (As Psychiatrist) Yes!
    Officer Krupke, you’re really a slob.
    This boy don’t need a doctor, just a good honest job.
    Society’s played him a terrible trick,
    And sociologic’ly he’s sick!

    ACTION
    I am sick!

    ALL
    We are sick, we are sick,
    We are sick, sick, sick,
    Like we’re sociologically sick!

    A-RAB: In my opinion, this child don’t need to have his head shrunk at all.
    Juvenile delinquency is purely a social disease!

    ACTION: Hey, I got a social disease!

    A-RAB: So take him to a social worker!

    ACTION
    Dear kindly social worker,
    They say go earn a buck.
    Like be a soda jerker,
    Which means like be a schumck.
    It’s not I’m anti-social,
    I’m only anti-work.
    Gloryosky! That’s why I’m a jerk!

    BABY JOHN: (As Female Social Worker)
    Eek!
    Officer Krupke, you’ve done it again.
    This boy don’t need a job, he needs a year in the pen.
    It ain’t just a question of misunderstood;
    Deep down inside him, he’s no good!

    ACTION
    I’m no good!

    ALL
    We’re no good, we’re no good!
    We’re no earthly good,
    Like the best of us is no damn good!”
    -West Side Story, “Officer Krupke”

    https://youtu.be/tsk0MkDYHJM

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  10. Answerman Cooper
    JULY 7, 2020 AT 8:44 PM
    “@SNS,
    …Teach them to aim.

    Can we still call that gun control or does the left own those words now?”

    …as long as they manage to hit EACH OTHER, they can call it whatever they like…

    https://youtu.be/WLQavSvS3r0

    (Notice the sideways “Gangsta” hold on the final shot, it CAN be DONE…)

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  11. Of course she should do like the other black female mayors of urban shitholes and BLAME IT ON TRUMP! After all they be democRATS and can’t withstand any blame on themselves!

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  12. Aaron: all I know is don’t eat “Spanish” restaurants in Britain. They conquered half the world including the spice trade and determined they didn’t like adding any to their food.

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  13. Public executions. Mandatory attendance by anyone under the age of 40. Trial and sentence must be carried out with in two weeks of capture or arrest.
    Issue a carry permit to anyone who qualifies and requests one.
    What, to harsh?

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  14. Cliche Guevara
    JULY 7, 2020 AT 9:46 PM
    “Aaron: all I know is don’t eat “Spanish” restaurants in Britain. They conquered half the world including the spice trade and determined they didn’t like adding any to their food.”

    …well, try the Bubble and Squeak then, at least it talks to you if it’s done right, hence the name…
    https://foodforhunters.blogspot.com/2012/07/bubble-and-squeak.html?m=1

    …or, how about the Bangers and sandwiches? Douglas Adams approved…

    “Worse than the pork pies, though, are the sandwiches.

    There is a feeling which persists in England that making a sandwich interesting, attractive, or in any way pleasant to eat is something sinful that only foreigners do.

    “Make ’em dry” is the instruction buried somewhere in the collective national consciousness, “make ’em rubbery. If you have to keep the buggers fresh, do it by washing ’em once a week.”

    It is by eating sandwiches in pubs at Saturday lunchtime that the British seek to atone for whatever their national sins have been. They’re not altogether clear what those sins are, and don’t want to know either. Sins are not the sort of things one wants to know about. But whatever sins there are are amply atoned for by the sandwiches they make themselves eat.

    If there’s anything worse than the sandwiches, it is the sausages which sit next to them. Joyless tubes, full of gristle, floating in a sea of something hot and sad, stuck with a plastic pin in the shape of a chef’s hat: a memorial, one feels, for some chef who hated the world, and died, forgotten and alone among his cats on a back stair in Stepney.

    The sausages are for the ones who know what their sins are and wish to atone for something specific.”
    -Douglas Adams. “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”

    https://norighttobelieve.wordpress.com/tag/douglas-adams/

    …and all that BEFORE you get to regional dishes like haggis, and don’t forget to eat a big, firm Spotted Dick…

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51TUKSVNGDL._SR600%2C315_PIWhiteStrip%2CBottomLeft%2C0%2C35_PIStarRatingFOUR%2CBottomLeft%2C360%2C-6_SR600%2C315_ZA(84%20Reviews)%2C445%2C291%2C400%2C400%2Carial%2C12%2C4%2C0%2C0%2C5_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

    …yep, an eating tour of the British Isles will give you much to talk about.

    …or cause you to commit suicide, whichever…

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  15. “They conquered half the world including the spice trade and determined they didn’t like adding any to their food.”

    C’mon man, that line is comedy gold.

    so good. Someone give Cliche 400 thumbs up.

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  16. Aaron Burr
    JULY 7, 2020 AT 10:29 PM
    “They conquered half the world including the spice trade and determined they didn’t like adding any to their food.”

    …same mindset as a heroin dealer, and for the same reason…

    …what you’re USING, you can’t SELL, so you don’t consume your own supply, just sayin’…

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  17. I would have bet a really large amount of money that I would never for so along as I may live would I say/type these words:

    Marion Barry was the best mayor DC ever had.

    (“Bitch set me up!”)

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  18. @Super

    I actually like British Pub Food. Last time I was there, staying at a hotel in Chelsea, I couldn’t find it in the neighborhood pubs. They were all serving American food such as hot dogs and nachos. Nothing wrong with that, but when I want traditional pub food, I want bangers and pork pie, steak & kidney pie, Cornish pastry, stuff like that.

    I really liked pork pies with a load of Coleman’s Mustard over it.

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  19. Damn you all to Her Majesties lesser circles of Hell.

    Cliche Guevara made the offending pun and you pack of jackals hound me. Hell, i should be given a pat on the back and a Cuban cigar for ferreting out his hidden gem of wrong think.

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  20. 1) diversity in action
    2) wtaf was an 8 year old doing in a car in a fukking riot zone? oh…nevermind. r.i.p. baby…you never stood a chance

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  21. We’re seeing just a glimpse of whats to come when these idiots gain even more control over the legal system.

  22. IRISH cops with billy clubs, could fix a LOT of what ails this country – Atlanta included. 🤔

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