Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Chicago: Defenseless Victims Caught on Tape

In Chicago there are more than 10,000 surveillance cameras invading the privacy of defenseless victims unfortunate enough to live there, but I doubt the cameras provide much comfort to the victims of the violent crimes. Sure, the captured video makes nice footage for the nine o'clock news, and if we're lucky, it might even make it easier to find the perpetrator after the crime has already been committed, but I doubt either of those benefits provide much comfort to the defenseless victims of crime, especially for those who fail to survive the incident.

Once the McDonald vs Chicago Case rules later this summer to incorporate the 2nd Amendment as restricting State and local governments from violating our protected right to keep and bear arms for our own self defense, things should begin to look up for my disarmed friends who live there and in other gun-ban cities. Until then, all they have available is the comfort of knowing that if they are unfortunate enough to become a victim of crime, they could also be a star on the nine o'clock news.


Bob G. said...

I usually take the side OF the police (coming from a police family), but we've allowed the thin blue line to become more a group of "political social case workers" than officers sworn to UPHOLD THE LAW.

WHENEVER any citizen becomes a victim, it makes me wonder were ALL this "protect and serve" really went.

You can't protect anyone AFTER a crime has occurred, but you can do everything in your power to PREVENT that crime from happening in the FIRST place.

This is much like our educational system, in that we NEED to get BACK TO BASICS.

Because all these "new-fangled", feel-good programs aren't doing much at all to HALT the rise in crime, let alone deter it to any significant degree.

But hey, that's just *my* opinion.

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