Friday, December 07, 2007

Shots in the City - Part 3

If you have not listened to parts 1 and 2, scroll down. I commented on Part 1 and Part 2 in previous posts.

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Dallas is headed toward higher numbers for shootings and murders in 2007. What's being done about the violence?

When you listen to the broadcast, you will hear statistic that I found interesting. David Kunkle, the Dallas Chief of Police, states that "...for every five gunshot victims you have one fatality." This is good news that is important to know. If you are ever in a position where you are shot while defending your life, or the life of another, stay in the fight. Odds are good that you will be able to continue the fight and safe your self or another.

The hard questions were not asked, so the hard answers will not be found. Fighting goblins with the touchy-feely methods put forth in this report may make folks feel good about themselves, but will do nothing to stop the culture of violence that is embraced by a few small segments of our society. This culture must be changed from within, and this change can only occur when the gang leaders and the instigators of this violence are separated from the community.

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