The news about a violent felon being whacked by a Former NYPD cop who disarms gunman by ramming him with car – NY Daily News is most interesting to me since I lived many years in Arizona including in Scottsdale as well as Tucson. I remember when Phoenix was much smaller and safer back in the 1950’s. Arizona Crime Rates 1960 – 2013
In 1960 when there were 1.3 million people in Phoenix, there were 78 murders, mostly on the South side of town. In 2007 at the height of the crime wave, there were 6.3 million people and 468 murders. It increased per capita six times greater. Violent crimes went from 2,704 in 1960 to 30,600 in 2007. This shows deterioration in social systems.
The story about the felon who was not allowed to buy guns is instructive. Liberals wanted gun controls precisely because of thugs like the man who was run over by a Phoenix cop:
Rozema said the suspect, Mario Valencia, was headed toward locked-down businesses and deadly force may have been necessary to prevent a hostage crisis — or something far worse…
Police descended on the 36-year-old Valencia after he allegedly stole a rifle and box of ammunition from a Tucson Walmart at 9 a.m. Feb. 19. It was part of a rampage that began with Valencia’s robbery — wearing only underwear — at a 7-Eleven, then breaking into a church and setting it on fire followed by a home invasion and then boosting a car, Marana police said.
Valencia, rifle in hand and at times pointing the barrel under his own chin, can be seen walking down an empty street with a police cruiser following at a distance, its dashcam recording the man firing off a shot into the air.
Valencia spent two days in the hospital before being booked into jail on multiple felony charges.
The guy was barely hurt by all this but the howls from liberals will be deafening. I had a life changing experience years ago. Exactly like Mr. Valencia’s lunacy, a mostly naked man wearing only underwear decided to MURDER ME. I was a total stranger, just got out of a taxi and was ringing a doorbell in Los Angeles.
He shot four times and missed. This didn’t make his crime smaller, the intention was to kill me. Trust me in this: I wanted him dead. Not in jail but dead. He was caught and was put in prison and I hope he was not let out again but that being California, I am sure he got out again.
The guy in Phoenix was terrorizing whoever he met just like the lunatic who wanted to kill a total stranger for no good reason. The Phoenix thug set fire to a building, robbed a store, shoplifted another store, stole a car, broke into a house and terrorized the people there…I have zero sympathy for him.
And most comments at normal news sites agree with me. Most, virtually all the comments are about how this dangerous and evil man should have been shot dead! This isn’t ‘police state’ desires, this is the desire of people sick and tired of thugs running wild, getting any sympathy.
Another fun story from today illustrating how our ‘police state’ barely exists: Texas man shot dead on live TV after police chase – NY Daily News
Frank (Trey) Shephard, 41, rammed his speeding car into several vehicles in northeast Houston before halting outside two suburban schools, the Houston Chronicle reported.
The father of three began the chase after officers tried to pull him over for a traffic violation…
During the chase, Shephard had called 911 and claimed to have a child in the car. He threatened to harm the child if police continued to pursue him, but the man was traveling alone.
Just like the guy in Phoenix pretended to be attempting suicide (he wasn’t serious about it at all) the guy in Texas pretended he had a baby with him so the cops would back off and he could resume his rampage. There was zero reason for him to go nuts. He went nuts because he was a jerk, not because he had good reasons. We are fortunate he didn’t run over some school children.
I SAW THIS HAPPEN myself when I was only in third grade. A drunk driver running from the police drove past my elementary school and ran over and killed a child crossing in the crosswalk. It made a big impression on my mind. Back then, there was very weak laws about drunk driving. Even today, you get only 4 months and a $750 fine for the THIRD offense! And 90% of all drunk drivers are not arrested because this isn’t a police state, it is barely patrolled at all and in many inner cities, virtually zero police activity.
Extreme drunk driving in Arizona is…gasp…a $1,200 fine.
I now live in Police State New York: drunk drivers are fined $1,000 and if violent, up to a year in jail. Three times and you can be fined up to $10,000 and 7 years in prison. Arizona does a slap on the wrist in comparison. Oh, the humanity! Here is a Police State Law passed in New York after a little girl was killed by an idiot: Leandra’s Law
Leandra Rosado, an 11 year old girl, was killed on the Henry Hudson Parkway in New York City on October 11, 2009 when her friend’s mother, Carmen Huertas, flipped the car they were in while allegedly under the influence of alcohol. Six other children were also injured during the incident.
Defendants convicted under the new law face a prison sentence of up to four years and a fine of $1000–$5000. The installation of a mandatory ignition interlock device for a term of at least six months is also an expected provision of sentencing (mandatory for all DWI offenses August 15, 2010). Moreover, licenses are automatically suspended pending prosecution and once proven guilty, the person will be reported to the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment and his/her license will be suspended for a minimum of twelve months. First time and repeat offenders are charged with an E level felony, regardless of criminal record.
After a number of deaths of children in the hands of drunk drivers and only after intense pressure applied to politicians to punish people who kill children this way did we have any laws with some teeth. This happened only in 2009, just a handful of years ago. Far from eager politicians passing laws to be police state meanies, laws like this one were passed after intense pressure from mainly middle class mothers.
Arizona, another ‘police state’ place barely has any such laws and this should have been passed long ago way back when I was at Fort Lowell Elementary School.
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