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Baltimore Mayor Tries to Address City’s Violence by Telling Businesses When to Close

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 25, 2018

…if the mayor hadn’t had a police escort she would have seen a different scene.

Typical progressive solution-government (battle losing mayor in this case) telling business owners how to run their business.

From the comments section:

Wow. Instead of defeating the criminals, hide from them! Then they cant hurt you! But don’t offend the criminals, that wouldn’t be politically correct.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/baltimore-mayor-tries-address-citys-violence-telling-businesses-close/

BY TOM KNIGHTON

The city of Baltimore has a real problem. It’s been suffering from a wave of violence for some time now. Residents of the city thought it was over. After all, the murder rate for the first three months of this year dropped significantly, undoubtedly a good sign.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be.

This month, the city has seen at least 29 murders as the violence surged yet again. This led Mayor Catherine E. Pugh to take to the streets to visit some local businesses. One of the exchanges recorded by the Baltimore Sun was a little concerning, though.

You see, Pugh stood inside of an area convenience store and asked what time the store closed. When the owner responded that they closed at 11:30, that wasn’t good enough for Pugh. Read the rest of this entry »

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Guns Are Less Available Than Ever – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 7, 2018

I don’t think Mr. Williams is a liberal/progressive.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/03/walter-e-williams/hidden-agenda-or-ignorance/

…We must own up to the fact that laws and regulations alone cannot produce a civilized society. Morality is society’s first line of defense against uncivilized behavior. Moral standards of conduct have been under siege in our country for over a half a century. Moral absolutes have been abandoned as guiding principles. We’ve been taught not to be judgmental, that one lifestyle or set of values is just as good as another. We no longer hold people accountable for their behavior and we accept excuse-making. Problems of murder, mayhem and other forms of anti-social behavior will continue until we regain our moral footing.

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Steelers-Bengals brutality a reminder life-altering violence is at NFL’s core

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 6, 2017

More on the National Soros Football League

The debate is not complete until Costas blames NFL violence on guns.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/dec/05/steelers-bengals-game-violence-ryan-shazier-nfl

The body count included a pair of young men carted off on stretchers and still more knocked out with serious injuries. Some were a result of routine plays that embody football’s existential risks, others were the offspring of more sinister intentions. Who can say, as the medics rush the field before a hushed stadium or from the antiseptic fluorescent buzz of a hospital room, which brand of violence is more concerning? Does it even matter? Read the rest of this entry »

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Is it Wrong to Question the Official Story When Tragedy Strikes? | The Daily Bell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on October 6, 2017

Don’t be one of the sheeple. Question.

http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/is-it-wrong-to-question-the-official-story-when-tragedy-strikes/

The media says, “Jump.” And the public responds in unison, “How high?”

“As high as you ever have jumped before, except maybe after 9/11, or the Kennedy assassination.”

Which came first, the media’s obsession with violence, or the public demand for violence? In the 1990’s as violent crime in America dropped, the media filled more and more time slots with stories about violence. Read the rest of this entry »

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Violence

Posted by Martin C. Fox on July 1, 2017

I love violence because they smell so nice-Bullwinkle J. Moose

A recent letter on violence in today’s Erie Times-News was inspiring and demands elaboration.

Can we agree theft, extortion, kidnapping, murder and unwanted invasion are violence? These forms of violence manifest themselves in ways we might not realize. Taxation, permitting, the draft, asset forfeiture, eminent domain, ‘military’ law enforcement, all your personal communications arriving at a ‘data center’ before reaching the intended recipient. Read the rest of this entry »

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Youth Violence-Where The Solution Must Come From

Posted by Martin C. Fox on July 27, 2015

This was submitted to the Erie Times for publication about 10 days ago.  I received no acknowledgment.  It must have been the babies’ daddy  comment that turned them off.

From the news article:

A week ago, after a violent Saturday afternoon, Derrys Sanders Jr. became one of the youngest Erie County residents ever to be charged with homicide.

The 14-year-old Erie boy’s first involvement in the legal system came when he was 10 months old.

That was when his mother, Juanita Holloway, agreed to have him tested amid a paternity dispute. His father, Derrys Sanders Sr., asked for the test as a condition of financial support for his son.

People are hand wringing over solutions to the violence problem in Erie. Band-aids have been proposed, some of which have merit such as police walking a beat. But these don’t address the cancer that is made strikingly obvious in Sunday’s Erie Times Derrys Sanders story. Non-existent family. The babies’ daddy who has been contesting support for Derrys and three children by three other women for all Derrys’ life is a familiar sad story.

What happened since the days of my youth when you could throw a shotgun in the trunk to hunt after school and mess we have today. The answer is the Johnson, Carter and Nixon legacies. The war on drugs, the war on poverty and the Department of Education. All three have left a path of destruction through American family life.

PC, feel-good government programs are worse than nothing, they offer false hope and inevitably disappoint. The solution can only come from caring, courageous parents (parentS with an S). Marches are a good start but entire families have to be involved, not just well meaning figureheads. Families must fight to take the initiative, reinvent and reinvigorate themselves, striving for something better. The solution can only come from within.

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