December 2, 2012

The Beginning Of The Collapse

The result of decades of failed liberal pubic policy is coming to fruition as basic public safety services are starting to crumble in some American cities.
From the Daily Caller:
Bankrupt Calif. town’s city attorney warns of public safety cuts: ‘Lock your doors and load your guns’

San Bernardino is so bankrupt that the city’s attorney is advising residents to “lock your doors and load your guns,” in the face of budgetary cuts that have downsized the police force by 80 officers.

City Attorney Jim Penman made his comments to about 150 residents at a council meeting assembled to address the uptick in crime, including the recent murder of an elderly woman. Since 2011, the California city has seen a 50 percent increase in murders.

“Let’s be honest, we don’t have enough police officers. We have too many criminals living in this city,” Penman told KCBS-TV. “We have had 45 murders this year. That’s far too high for a city of this size.”

Councilwoman Wendy McCommack, the organizer of the meeting, added, “You could tell the swell of frustration was coming over a lot of folks. They did not feel like they could get an officer out as quickly to some of the quality-of-life issues that they were dealing with as they would have preferred.”

Under fire for the blunt statement, the city attorney of 25 years didn’t back down. “You should say what you mean and mean what you say,” Penman insisted.

“I’m not advocating that people go out, who don’t have any training, and buy firearms. I certainly strongly caution anyone who has children at home not to have a loaded gun in the house,” said Penman.
As a child in the early fifty's I lived in San Bernadino.


Gorges Smythe said...

We'll know they've seen the light, ONLY when the cities, counties and the state start repealing some of their gun laws.

WoFat said...

I can see people without funds or chances, their own fault or otherwise, being "liberal." Anyone else who espouses that philosophy is a twit with their fingers in a blender.

Doom said...

One thing I enjoy about this? How many of those unsatisfied citizens initially rejoiced in getting rid of a bunch of cops? I absolutely love it when those who dismiss those who risk much for very little, and help keep them safe even from themselves, get to see what their notion of a "free" world looks like. Summit about wailing and gnashing of teeth?

One of three things will be left to the citizens. The criminals win, outright. Gangs restore some semblance of balance, but at a serious premium. Or vigilantism becomes the way (which can easily lead to either of the above). There is no way they can restructure their city finances, most likely, to return to "the good old days". As I said though, I have... no discomfort in their plight. They chose it, in more ways than one. Let it be.

Libertarian Advocate said...

WoFat: Let me finish your thought:

Anyone else who espouses that philosophy is a twit with his(her) fingers in a blender... who is entirely deserving of the bloody result.

Subvet said...

Soon this will be the norm, just look at how Detroit has fared over the last few decades and there has been absolutely no real outrage expressed.

The USA as we knew it is dead. Time to look after your family and be prepared to do WHATEVER IT TAKES in that regard.

God's will be done, may He have mercy upon us all.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

I'll bet they haven't cut services to the illegals.

Kid said...

It's not like police stop crime anyway, right?

Well, what good is a nerf gun going to do anyone..

Andy said...

The dead are the last to know they've died...

sig94 said...

Subvet nailed it.

We all are Detroit - or soon will be.