Thursday, April 1, 2010

DC official's outrage in 3. . .2. . .1. . .


Now we know who the perpetrators are, and I'm not surprised. There's lots of sadness and rhetoric, but nobody is digging to the bottom of the deeper problem.

What about the question that Fenty, Barry, Mendelson, and Lanier, should be asking? Why is the question not on the front page of the news?

It is perfectly clear that the question will not be asked because it's too hard. Instead, we have DC police chief Cathy Lanier talking about how it doesn't make any sense. Ya think? Perhaps it's because the genesis of this madness is not in a bracelet; there's a deeper problem. Until you start asking about that, dragging that problem out into the light where we can all see it and do something about it, then it's not going to get solved.

US AG Eric Holder asked the question, although it was far too wide in scope, and for that reason it was inflammatory. Narrow the scope and we can focus on a lethal issue that is the cause of the deaths of many people in this country every year. This can be prevented. Stop focusing on the peripheral stuff like the type of weapon used or the stupid reason for the argument and we can get somewhere. Not focusing on this question does indeed make us cowards.
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