Skip to comments.Eruption of violence in Boston: 7 killings in less than a week
Posted on 07/06/2020 12:46:19 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
A horrific week of violence in Boston seven slayings in less than a week led to calls on Sunday to end the bloodshed and for a serious investment in mental-health services in the city.
A woman was shot to death early Sunday morning in Dorchester, according to police who reported the seventh killing in Boston since Tuesday.
Its just absolutely terrible, Mary Franklin, founder of the Women Survivors of Homicide Movement, told the Herald. If our city would invest in serious mental-health services for poor communities, we would be able to decrease a lot of the crime and trauma.
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There seem to be increasing violence in these cities.
There’s sad irony, that the places run by Democrats, with the loudest loudmouths demanding an end or cut in funding to police, see a greater need for police as crime escalates.
But these people would never see the irony. Instead they want more social workers and mental health workers to go talk to these gunmen to get them to stop shooting.
Why is it horrific? This is new normal in NYC, Chicago, etc.
Hard to tell if this is Babylon Bee or John Semmens!
Hey Democrats. You’re doing a great job of controlling the population explosion.
Send in the social workers. Jeez, do I have to think of everything?
= “An average Saturday in Chicago”
Why not simply defund the police in the crime ridden areas?
Off topic, but, I wonder if we will see some big demographic changes in the years ahead, with big cities seeing big declines.
With critical masses of people who work in gleaming downtown office buildings having worked at home due to the virus, and businesses struggling to pay eye popping rents for office space in those office buildings, will many businesses move out of the cities?
And their employees, who see that they can do their work from places other than the downtown office building, seek to move to distant suburbs or small towns, to escape high living costs, AND to escape increasing crime and unrest in the big cities????
Will some people move away from big cities, and get a lower paying job in some small town area, just to escape the social and criminal unrest in cities?
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I fully agree.
But we aren’t allowed to talk about that specific subject.
Remember how Dan Quayle was crucified over criticizing single motherhood as a storyline in a sitcom?
Ever since then, you rarely hear any politician or any activists talk about the importance of family life or the importance of fathers. Since the liberal view is that to talk about that is somehow a slam against single mothers, people are afraid to say anything about this.
Thank God for Free Republic and for our freedom of speech, because here, we are freely allowed to say that families and FATHERS are important, and that the lack of fathers is a problem in all communities, and particularly the black community. Hopefully we will all be allowed to say such things deep into the future.
More mental health funding = more insanity, crime and violence. Not less. Violence pays for the therapeutic state.
I am not sure if each city can be held the same. In Boston, two areas that thrive are the medical fields and college ed. The former is plentiful in the city and the surrounding regions and my guess is that there will always be a desire to live nearby. The latter, with all the colleges, unless something drastic changes, the youth will always gravitate towards downtown and nearby due to recreation, entertainment, ease of mobility especially via public transit and other resources. Other areas will see a downswing. If police are reduced, then the average person will not be visiting the city with as much frequency. Boston has a beautiful waterfront and in the summer there are few better destinations for those who want to visit an urban region that for the most part is void of violent crime (North End/waterfront, for instance). That is the region where the Columbus statue was beheaded. Many of these killings are conducted in parts of the city where there is not much desire for tourists or even locals to visit. It should be obvious why.
Once upon a time, Democrats were elected to office.
The present population can’t produce the numbers of persons needed to run these clinics even if the money was available. Psychiatry offers only a false hope and only temporary respites from major mental illnesses. Psychiatry can’t answer the “why’s” in life....just dull the symptoms so that a patient doesn’t bother “normal people”.
Mary Franklin, founder of the Women Survivors of Homicide Movement, told the Herald. "If our city would invest in serious mental-health services for poor communities, we would be able to decrease a lot of the crime and trauma."
It's a Taxachusetts thing, you wouldn't understand. /jk
..invest in serious mental-health services for poor communities, we would be able to decrease a lot of the crime and trauma.
This serious Bizzaro World drek..
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