If only we could have police everywhere…every bridge underpass, every convenience store and pool hall, every intersection, every living, bath, and bedroom…watching us and protecting us from each other and ourselves. Truly, that would be a very liberated world.
Sometimes I feel sorry for Rahm, Bloomberg and co; while they keep blaming the gun laws in other states and the 2nd amendment, what’s really getting in their way is the 4th. I bet the cops know exactly where they would have to raid to get a lot of the illegal guns and their felon owners off the street. But cordoning off a whole project and going door to door is off-limits, so they’re stuck with “stop and frisk” and big hand waving.
And demanding everybody else in the country solves their problem by stopping to sell guns, because the war on drugs clearly proves how well the government can control the inflow of illegal goods.
Mu — if they know where the illegal guns are, they just need to present that to a judge to get a search warrant. Most likely, the problem is they don’t want to “distort” their crime stats with “too many” arrests of protected groups. Plus, the city government has reached agreements with some of those gangs, and the violence hasn’t spilled out of the agreed-upon bounds, yet.
“…cordoning off a whole project and going door to door is off-limits”
Probably due in part to the possibility that in order to prevent the situation from turning into another Mogadishu, they would have to amass a literal army of police. Regardless of the eventual outcome, that would look very bad in the news.