Saturday, April 23, 2005

Pop Quiz Time Again

Today's pop quiz and MGCSS comes from the Chinatown neighborhood of Boston.

For 30 points, guess which of the following headlines appeared on a Boston newspaper's website this weekend:

    A. Chinatown muggers in pedestrians' cross hairs

    B. Chinatown pedestrians in muggers' cross hairs

Hint: If you honestly need a hint, you have not been paying attention.

From the accompanying story:

Police have beefed up patrols and even cast bait trying to catch a suspected tag team of purse snatchers preying on Chinatown, who were willing to stab one woman who battled for her bag.

"We're dealing with a couple of bad individuals. We need to get lucky on this one," said Boston police Capt. Bernard O'Rourke, commander of District A-1.

Here come those warm n' fuzzies again.

Between February and April 9, there were a dozen successful attacks on Asian women of all ages, at all times of day and in all kinds of weather believed committed by the same two men, one of whom makes the grab while his partner waits nearby in an idling getaway car.

Massachusetts' "Common Sense" Gun Control Laws: Coddling criminals and helping women of color become victims of violent assaults at a rate of one every six days - in one neighborhood alone.

I gotta tell you, Mr. Mayor, I've run this scenario through my head several times now, and have yet to discern what part of it you find so appealing.

"The best advice we can give is don't fight over property. It makes no sense," O'Rourke said. "With the extra patrols, if they keep it up, eventually they're going to get caught."

So, you may "eventually" catch them? If that's the best game you got, thanks, but no thanks. Go back and sit on the bench. You're not doing anyone any favors...except for these knife-wielding thugs. I'm sure they're quite grateful for everything your department has done to disarm these innocent women and make their chosen career path all that much safer to pursue.