Eric has a quite excellent post about the recent spate of police officer shootings in the City of Philadelphia:
What is happening with guns in the City of Brotherly Love? Philadelphia may be the City of Brotherly Love, but it’s also the City of Mumia abu Jamal, hardly known for what Mayor Street calls “respect for authority.” Yet he is considered a hero by many, and that makes me wonder under what standard police shooters are to be condemned.
I think the gun control mindset is inextricably related to the view that criminals should not be locked up.
And the view that locking them up makes no difference.
So I’d like to pose a counter-question:
Do you think letting people out is making a difference?
Read the whole thing.Â As Eric updated on his post, Officer Cassidy died as a result of his wound.Â Again, if you’d like to donate to the memorial fund for his family:
The Charles Cassidy Family Memorial Trust Fund
901 Arch Street
Philadelphia PA, 19107
I will be sending along a donation as soon as I find my damned checkbook.