Law Enforcement Is The Cure
How brilliant are our Guilford County commissioners?
Yep, savages with guns will unmercifully kill innocent people. With my limited knowledge of public health, that could be considered a public health crisis.
Guess what the prescription for curing this public health crisis could be. Effective and aggressive law enforcement.
Wake up, if you are really informed and effective leaders. Get the guns and the criminals off the streets and keep them off the streets, consequently there is a possibility this public health crisis would disappear.
Since it’s a crisis and the Greensboro Police Department and the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department can’t or won’t handle it, call in the National Guard. Many of the savages and punks in Guilford County and Greensboro are carrying firearms because they are too weak to fight like real men and women.
Any crusade to solve this problem would begin with aggressive law enforcement including license checks, road blocks, stopping suspicious people and vehicles, DWI checkpoints enforcing current driver’s license, registration and insurance laws.
Law enforcement or the National Guard could easily get over 500 criminals and illegal guns off the street each week. Wouldn’t take long before our current so-called public health crisis would be healed.
When police learn that a driver of a vehicle is not a licensed driver, (s)he should go to jail. If a driver is driving a vehicle without proper insurance, the vehicle should be towed, and vehicle only returned to legal owner when proof of insurance is provided.
Unlicensed drivers and drivers without auto liability insurances are a nuisance to the public and need to be off our roads and highways.
There was a time when you determined the general character and physical features of criminals and based preventative stops on specific areas of high crime. The police cannot do that anymore as it might appear that there was some “bias”. BS. It is called cutting crime at its base. As Barney used to say “lets nip it in the bud.”
Jim Donaldson – You are absolutely correct! Unfortunately, things will continue as is, because such action may infringe on the rights of a law-breaking black hoodlum!
Racist garbage. The murderous thug Rittenhouse isn’t black. The Uvalde school shooter wasn’t black. The majority of the DC insurrection terrorists weren’t black.
AntiFa/BLM GARBAGE comment. Kyle Ritenhouse was no murderous thug – he was acquitted on all charges – right? The Uvalde shooter was no European-American. He was Hispanic. And the only murder that took place on January 6th, 2021 was of an unarmed female protester (white), shot dead by an armed agent of the state (black).
Your comment is garbage.
Jim, I completely agree but must add that either the state or federal government MUST increase penalties for firearm involved crimes.
MINIMUM 10 years for any violation, no parole, just consecutive sentences. Illegal possession, Possession by a Felon, stolen firearm, stolen ammunition, transportation of a firearm without permit, etc. These alone would get you 50 years, and before anyone says that’s too harsh just ask yourself what the price of one life is worth?
Mr. Jim Donaldson’s Letter To The Editor,published June 6th, 2022, was absolutely correct. City Council and County Commissioners need to let the Chief of Police and Sheriff DO THEIR JOB.
You’re right, Jim Donaldson.
An armed society is a polite society.
Should we go back to the kind of society we had out west in the 1800s? If look closely at it without the inaccurate way movies paint it, everyone was mostly polite and law abiding. Were there shootings? yes,but not on the scale some would have you believe. Was everyone armed? No but a good number were.
But the main thing was IF you committed a violent crime in which someone was killed, you were killed back.
Think about it.
We already ARE an armed society. Yet there has been almost daily mass shootings. How many more guns do you need? You want elementary kids to start packing? or a teacher to carry a load firearm in classroom at all times? How about we mount 50 cal. machine guns on school buses.
Get real. Why are modern conservative so fearful of better laws for keeping guns out of the hands of the unhinged like expanded background checks and red flag laws? The idea that more guns in more places is just silly. TX has some of the most liberal gun laws in the country yet kids were slaughtered.
I guess you are ok with the dead kids Alan? If not, support red flag laws and universal background checks with electronic records of gun ownership versus the stupid paper process limitation law enforcement faces today.
Well, the governor would have to call in the national guard and that’s not going to happen. As for the cops, one just got indicted for trying to “aggressively enforce the law”, as you say, so I don’t see his compatriots going for broke anytime in the near future. Get ready for hands in pockets policing at the GPD. Looks like rioting and another violent crime spike is in our near future.
Or we could actually look at laws that could make a different like red flag laws, universal background checks, etc… No one law will fix it all as they all have holes. But like swiss cheese you stack up, all the holes are covered.
Chris, hoodlums don’t buy guns, they steal them even from people who bought them and did the background checks, etc. Do you really think they will get in line for a background check, which might turn up a warrant from some other county or state? Ain’t gonna happen as they say.
It’s not the responsible gun “owner” that’s the problem, it’s those who steal guns from others who then commit crimes. Maybe you can go to the problem areas of town and ask how many of those got their gun legally. My guess is they’ll laugh at you and then ask you for your money.
I have talked with several GPD Officers. They basically answer calls from 911 then go and park to wait for the next call. They are told not to do traffic or proactive enforcement. Thats why the Gangs are running rampant selling drugs, have turf wars, doing drive by shootings, etc.. When will City Council and the Mayor decide enough is enough. They say they have compassion for the victims but are not doing anything (bring in Federal resources to indict drug and gun violators). Its time to take back the streets or we won’t have any. Come on Mayor, what will it take to get something changed or fixed? The DA needs to indict the Criminals, not a Police Officer doing his job. Wait and see how many more officers decide to leave, because they can’t do their job without fear of being charged. You couldn’t pay me enough to do that job and they aren’t being paid enough. Greensboro is becoming like Chicago
Good ‘ol Jim who thinks police actually protect. Police arrive after the fact and as we learned in TX, are not always as prepared as you would hope. You can’t brute force policing with national guard. That is just ignorant thinking that would make a fascist proud. US already has one the highest prison populations in the world. Again, it obviously isn’t working, yet like the ‘more guns on the street strategy’ republicans love to beat a dead horse.
You’re right; the police can’t protect you.
You want protection? Buy a 45.
Or a Dirty Harry 457 Magnum with hollow points.
It ain’t biased to go concentrate resources where the crime is. Making law abiding citizens helpless, will not make criminals harmless.
the ‘problem’ is @ the courthouse.
Chris, you are blind and or an idiot. I hope you pay attention when going out in Greensboro.
Not blind or an idiot. Just not as gullible as you.
If law enforcement and the media would be honest in their reporting of crimes with guns the public would understand a whole lot more about the why they are happening. It is never mentioned from beginning to end of any investigation what psychiatric drugs (or any drugs) the killers were taking. It is epidemic, but it is not mentioned. So the public is under the impression that it is because, well, there’s a lot crazy people who hate black people, white people, police, gay people, etc, etc; it’s all about racism, don’t you know. So of course the answer is to take away the guns of all people. People who commit crimes with guns will always have a way to get guns, but the real victims will not be able to protect themselves.
That’s just what we need, more harassment.
Literally no one is saying take away the guns of all the people. Sure Joe has always been anti-gun but to take away guns would require repeal of the 2nd amendment which doesn’t have any support in congress as many democrats have rural electorates that value the 2nd amendment. Give your guns a hug. They will be fine.