Murders Continue to Escalate in Liberal Cities

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Cities around the country are breaking records. Oh, it’s not for job growth, graduation rates or anything hopeful like that. They’re breaking records for documented homicides and shootings.

It’s gotten so bad that cities like Baltimore, in a desperate and dimwitted attempt to slow the number, have turned to calling for ceasefires. But like every other ceasefire, as those called for on several occasions between Israel and the Palestinian terrorists or those in Syria, the city ceasefires have worked out just about as well.

However pointless warring faction ceasefires are, Baltimore’s was much worse. Between nations or factions, the two sides at least publically feint at agreeing to halt the killing.

Baltimore community leaders had called for a 72 hour ceasefire this past weekend using the hashtag #BaltimoreCeasefire on social media. They received no affirmation of cooperation from anyone. Yet this they hoped would do the trick. Twitter “virtue signaling” always does. And by always, I actually mean never. read more

Mayor de Blasio Isn’t Socialist Enough

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

Good news for those who live and work in New York City. Mayor de Blasio has been in office for just about a month and already things are changing.

 

The New York Post reported that the murder rate in New York City is up 33% in one month, since comrade de Blasio took office.

 

A source within the city’s police force told the Post, “This is the residual effect of de Blasio’s backlash against stop and frisk. Cops aren’t stopping people and taking guns off the street, which emboldens the criminals.”

 

However, the good news is that robberies are down 15%. Another police source explained that, “Robberies are down because it’s too damn cold to go out and rob someone. When it warms up, the number of robberies will go up too.” Ah, spring in New York City. Can’t wait!

 

Want more good news from the Big Apple? On Monday de Blasio declared that the city’s public schools will be closed for at least two Muslim holy days. Wonderful! And typical of liberal short-term thinking – I’m sure no thought was given to this decision – other than the feel-good political correctness of the gesture. read more

Taxing Ammo

Chicago Figures Out Cause of Homicides: Untaxed Bullets

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Chicago residents worried about the city’s soaring homicide rate can rest easy. After painstaking consideration during what was no doubt many rounds of double martinis, officials are at last ready with an answer.

Just tax bullets, says Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. She has announced she will submit a budget proposal next week that would slap a nickel tax on each bullet sold and $25 per firearm.

Chicago’s crime families immediately went into conference to examine the results of Preckwinkle’s proposal on their budgets and announced they would have to cut back gun murders by at least 15 percent and shift some more business into the concrete galoshes department to compensate.

Clearly, officials have the bad guys on the run.

I have a theory that most liberal grownups were once those children who somehow always lost when playing cops and robbers:

Future conservative: “Bang! Bang! You’re dead!”

Future liberal: “Am not!”

F.C.: “Are too!”

F.L.: “Darn! One day, I will get even! I’ll ban your guns!”

F.C.: “Bang! Bang! You’re double dead!

So far this year, Chicago has racked up 409 homicides compared with 324 during the same period in 2011.

Officials estimate the tax would bring in about $1 million to the cash-strapped city, but denied that the proposal was just about creating more revenue.

Richard Pearson, the executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, had to point out the obvious, that the tax wouldn’t do anything to address gang violence.

“If she wants to get to the people causing all the problems she ought to put a tax on street gangs,” he said. “All this is going to do is drive business out of Cook County, into other counties, Indiana and Wisconsin.”

But Pearson and other critics are looking at the situation without the benefit of the liberals’ world view, in which guns kill people and criminals are law abiding citizens.

If Chicago really wants to get tough with criminals, maybe officials should consider resorting to the ultimate crimefightiing tool: a rolled up newspaper and a stern “No!”

I’m sure that would work.