Sebastian at Snowflakes in Hell has had some excellent coverage of the situation around the murder of a police officer in Philadelphia, and the predictable reaction of the local “leadership” and the media to use it as a rallying cry for gun control.
Today, he touches on a topic which neither the media nor the mayor’s office seem to be willing to bring to light, namely the extensive criminal records of the three scumbags who murdered the police officer.
Howard Cain was the trigger man in the Liczbinski murder.
On weapons charges alone, he could have done 12 years in prison, in which case he would not have been on the streets to kill a police officer.
That’s just one of the three, and each and every one of them had committed crimes that should have kept them off the streets permanently – those same crimes had also made it illegal for them to even posses a firearm.
But Mayor Nutter and the media don’t care about that; because despite the utter failing of gun control laws to prevent felons from getting guns they still want to pass more laws to restrict your liberties and your rights. They conveniently gloss over the fact that it was already illegal for any of these three to have a gun, or the fact that if we actually prosecuted people and locked people in jail for committing felonies, none of these animals would have been on the street to kill a police officer anyway.
The link above goes to the post at Sebastian’s – go read it. I must say though that if you’re like me, you’ll get pretty mad when you do. I was repulsed by the fact that the Philly media is putting the blame squarely on the gun, rather than on the shoulders of three career criminals, who were free to wander the streets due the failings of our justice system.