Police have arrested a man in connection with the hammer attack on the subway in Philadelphia.Â Thanks to Fred Fry, I have obtained a copy of Thomas Scantling’s criminal record.Â Much like the case of the murder of Officer Steven Liczbinski, this is another case of the City’s justice system utterly failing to protect its citizens from violent predators.Â Just look at what he was arrested for, and for which he was never prosecuted:
- Sexual Assault
- Simple Assault
- Statutory Sexual Assault
- Unlawful Restraint
- Corruption of Minors
- Criminal Conspiracy
- Possession of Firearm by a Prohibited Person
- Carrying Firearms Unlawfully
- Terrorist Threats
- Reckless endangerment
It goes on.Â And yet city politicians have the nerve to claim that the city has a high crime rate because of insufficient gun laws.Â Well, they failed to charge this guy for violation of the gun laws we already have, and he went on to beat someone nearly to death with a hammer.
And these same politicians question why I feel the need to carry a firearm for self-protection in their city?Â Unbelievable.Â This guy should never have been out on the streets.
UPDATE: Apparently Chief Ramsey is chastizing folks for standing by and doing nothing.Â Considering that Chief Ramsey is against ordinary folks carrying weapons for protection, especially firearms, what exactly did the Chief expect any honest citizen to use?Â Harsh language?