Tuesday, October 16, 2007

It's All New Hampshire's Fault

Further proof, as if any was required, that Boston Mayor Tom "Blame ______" Menino is a disingenuous fraud, addicted to the constant need to deflect blame and criticism from the failed policies of his office and his party.

Boston Herald:

The 15-year-old suspected gangbanger who allegedly shot a Pop Warner football coach in the leg during an afternoon practice this weekend was ordered by a court to be placed under around-the-clock electronic surveillance two weeks ago, but it was never put in place, the Herald has learned.

The Roxbury teen, who is “well-known to police,” according to two law enforcement sources, was in juvenile court Oct. 2 for violating the conditions of his probation in connection with a weapons charge.

Gee, what were the odds of that?

“He fell through the cracks,” one law enforcement source said. “He should have (been) in the system with the bracelet.

If, by the "system with the bracelet", you mean "prison with a blanket and a tin dish", I totally agree.

Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley said, “The decision to bring a loaded gun to a city park and pull the trigger [there ought to be a law! - ed.] is reckless, brazen and completely unacceptable. We will not stand for it, and neither should the community.”

Emphasis on "should".

Yet, this is the same community, which year after year, elects the same liberal, criminal-coddling politicians, on the same failed promises, with the same results, and the same excuses.

The community brought this on itself, and only the communty can bring about a remedy.

Don't hold your breath.

UPDATE: Don't feel bad, Boston. You're not alone. From New York City, home to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Tom Menino's partner in crime in their "Mayors Against Free Citizens" coalition, comes this charming tale.

Tavin [Alves], 16, was looking out the window of his Bushwick bedroom last week when he was struck and killed by a stray bullet, allegedly fired by a trigger-happy career criminal with 17 prior arrests.

Quick! Ban all long guns with checkering on the stock!!!

Jack up the gun license fee to $5,000!!!

Expand the NICS background check to include elementary school playground scuffles!!!

We've got to do something!!!

Oh, wait. Fear not! The mayor's on the job.

The two families' anger and anguish came as New York grapples with gun violence, and Mayor Bloomberg demands federal action to get guns off the streets.

When idiocy and fascism collide.

(link #2 via Zendo Deb)