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Posts Tagged ‘Gang Bangers’

A pattern of violence emerges in the Skagit Valley

Posted by Liberty on January 9, 2009

Here are links to three stories from today’s headlines on goskagit.com:

Man arraigned on first-degree murder

Man gets 2 years for threats against wife

Suspected drive-by shooter jailed, waiting for trial

We’ve been experiencing a cultural shift in this area for some time and I predict have only just begun to feel the consequences.  It is very un-politically correct to say this but the Skagit Valley has a major problem with crime in the Hispanic community and much of it is gang-related.  Unfortunately, we are all in danger here, regardless of race, ethnicity or any other factor.

I also have to mention that I think it’s interesting that goskagit.com enables their comment feature on inane editorials about flooded creeks or lamentations over the shuttering of the WWU football program but not on real, hard news stories.  Whenever they publish a story that could potentially be controversial, they don’t include  the option for readers to comment.  It begs the question, what is the point of having a comment function on your news website if you are afraid of what your readers will say?

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There is not a gang problem in Seattle…there is not a gang problem in Seattle…there is not…

Posted by Liberty on January 5, 2009

Two held in Capitol Hill nightclub shooting

Hmmm…another shooting…at another hip hop night club.  And according to the Washington Courts website, someone named Roger Allen LaBranche already has extensive experience as a defendent.

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Mayor Greg Nickels: ideology before common sense

Posted by Liberty on November 24, 2008

Nickels expects December start to city gun ban

The Seattle P-I has confirmed that Seattle’s anti-gun activist mayor will go forward with his plan to ban all concealed weapons on city property.  The Washington State attorney general has told Nickels that his rule would violate state law but Nickels doesn’t care.  This rule will certainly be challenged by gun rights supporters.  How much tax money will Nickels waste defending this rule that has already been deemed illegal?  And will this damage his re-election hopes?  Sadly enough, behind  the deep blue iron curtain of Seattle, probably not.  If you have an opinion on this subject, you can submit it to the City of Seattle at seattle.gov/firearmsrule.

The Puget Sound region experienced a particularly bloody weekend with eleven people shot.  No surprise–most of the incidents are thought to be gang related.  Will Nickels advocate gang-banger control?  Probably not.  Will he take advantage of the recent violence to advance his anti-Second Amendment agenda by placing more restriction on law-abiding citizens?  You can bet on it.

11 shot, one stabbed; three dead, no arrests

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Seattle mayor once again attempting gun ban

Posted by Liberty on November 10, 2008

Mayor moves forward on gun ban plan

“The Mayor’s Office continues to build a case for the ban despite an Oct. 14 opinion issued by Attorney General Rob McKenna’s office arguing that the city cannot pre-empt state gun law. The mayor hopes to introduce an administrative order next month.”

Despite word from Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna that a Seattle gun ban would not be legal, Mayor Greg Nickels isn’t deterred.  The mayor continues to target legally owned, legally carried firearms because…maybe the gang bangers wouldn’t need to carry guns if all of their victims were unarmed. 

Nickels cites an incident that happened at this year’s Folklife Music Festival where a mentally ill man wounded several people with a handgun.  Despite his mental illness, he did have a concealed carry permit.  Instead of viewing this incident as the aberration that it was, Nickels is pushing for more restrictions on generally law-abiding gun owners.  Mayor Nickels, the problem is criminals.  If you would target criminals instead of people legally carrying firearms, Seattle would be a much safer place!

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