Saturday, August 30, 2008

Criminals Preying on the Citizens, But Oakland, CA has no plan

With Oakland under siege, mayor just talks Criminals staging "take-over robberies" in restaurants in Oakland. These are straight out of Pulp Fiction. ("Point the gun at me Honey Bunny.")Several people in the comments suggested letting the law-abiding defend themselves, but that will never fly on the Left Coast.

Not enough police. Bold Criminals. The civilian version of Security Theater. Adds up to a bad situation.
Residents are doing their part, but the public's best and most well intentioned efforts have almost become street theater compared to the steady rhythm of the robberies.

Last Friday night, residents in the Rockridge neighborhood walked College Avenue to support merchants four days after the popular Pasta Pomodoro restaurant was robbed after closing. At the same time, the Nomad Cafe on Shattuck Avenue was robbed about a mile away.
Candle light vigils. Marches. I suppose at some point they will try singing Kumbaya.

What they won't try is expanding the right of legal concealed carry. Because in the Statist view of the Left coast, you can't do anything for yourself, you have to rely on the government. Of course in this case, it appears the government can't do anything either.

And for you Quentin Tarantino fans...
Ezekiel 25:17. The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you.
Too much to hope that some of those urban goblins could meet up with some of that vengeance.

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