Letter to the Editor: Realistic?
BY Robert E. Branson, Tulsa
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
1/22/13 at 8:26 AM
Though many will consider the following comment "racist," please read with an open mind and set aside your left or right "pious bias."
Most "gun crimes," murders, attempted murder, armed robbery, etc., are perpetrated by "black on black," "Hispanic on Hispanic" or "black versus Hispanic" gangs, drugs, and turf wars. Those gun crimes make the local news, but not the national news.
The first order of business is to control the demographic population centers committing the most crimes. Yikes! That's "racist"? No. It's realistic.
Serious enforcement of existing laws followed with serious prosecution and serious consequences.
Next: The headline-grabbing mass murders are committed by people who woulda, coulda, shoulda been diagnosed as "mental defectives" (legal term) and treated accordingly. However, for the last couple of decades, the "mental defectives" are given the option to accept or reject treatment. "Treatment over objections" (legal term) is nearly impossible to achieve and requires access to prior medical records that are now "protected" by privacy laws.
As a result, the gangs run free, the cops and prosecutors are hamstrung and the mentally ill are not being treated.
Since no one currently in government has the courage to control the people who are the real problem, governments instead attack inanimate tools.
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