The battle to maintain law and order, that is. The Philadelphia Shooting Range: City officials remain ineffective in dealing with a plague of gun violence.
This is mostly a story about the shooting of seven-year old Zamar Jones, which is used to highlight what is going on in that city.
Shootings have increased 36 percent this year over last year.
Reaction from City Hall to the latest round of shootings has been silence, suggesting perhaps that Mayor Jim Kenney has reached an exhaustion point. Earlier this year, in reaction to other shootings, he almost sounded like his historic nemesis, ex-mayor Frank Rizzo, when he stated, “There needs to be some consequences for carrying an illegal gun in Philadelphia, especially if you’re a convicted felon.”
I would almost be funny, considering that Mayor Kenney has worked to reduce the prison populations, and is shocked to discover that people arrested on gun crimes, are somehow back on the streets in a very short time.
I don’t know the answer is, but I do know that if you make something cheaper, you will see more of it. And Democrats in all of the major cities, have been working for years to make crime cheaper from the point of view of the criminals. Now they have more of it. Color me shocked.