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Bay Area homicide rate rises in 2012
San Francisco Chronicle, by Demian Bulwa *

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/14/2013 1:59:33 PM

It´s no surprise to LaTanya Lozano that homicides are up in the Bay Area´s biggest cities. She moved to Hayward in late 2011 to try to protect her four sons, only to see two of them shot dead last year back where she used to live, Oakland. First her 15-year-old, Shonte Daniels Jr., was shot by a 14-year-old friend in a park, apparently after teasing him. Six months later, in October, 21-year-old Rashad Meredith was caught in the middle of a gunfight between rival groups outside his aunt´s apartment. "This tore down my whole life

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Stats are buried in the article, but show results of some of the "toughest" gun control laws in the nation, plus total refusal to enforce immigration laws and address the gang crime problem.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Kurto, 1/14/2013 2:04:08 PM     (No. 9116041)

Methinks these sons are NOT innocent bystanders...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lucky4, 1/14/2013 2:16:59 PM     (No. 9116059)

The crime and death rate is far from random. This all is in areas where there are gangs and long time issues.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/14/2013 2:24:16 PM     (No. 9116070)

FTA: Her son had been in and out of juvenile lockups - often for stealing cars, she said - and was wanted by police when he was killed by his friend

She forgot to add that Shonte was ´turning his life around - just recently´.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 1/14/2013 2:36:13 PM     (No. 9116095)

Stealing cars is not a death penalty offense here in America.

The crass cruelty of some Ldotters is sad, indeed.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MissMann, 1/14/2013 2:40:42 PM     (No. 9116104)

But stealing cars, especially from a young age, indicates SOMEthing, doncha think????

The scary thing is that these parents move out of the area their kids have made crime-ridden and bring their special "magic" to a new area. You should be feeling sorry for the honest, hard-working folks in Hayward!


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Reply 6 - Posted by: crimea river, 1/14/2013 2:54:56 PM     (No. 9116125)

Stealing cars is not a death penalty offense here in America.

Not officially, but if you´re running with a crowd that doesn´t follow the rules of civil society, your odds of winding up dead are significant.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: valinva, 1/14/2013 2:58:11 PM     (No. 9116130)

Just maybe the problem might be related to the fact that THERE IS NO FATHER! Two of the 4 sons have different last names than the mother. Wanna bet the other 2 have at least one more last name? the problem is not guns. The problem is women who breed like feral cats and sperm donors who are never fathers to the offsring. I´d also bet that Latanya is on public assistance and lives in subsidized housing.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Kurto, 1/14/2013 3:35:28 PM     (No. 9116194)

JAN... Wise up! Nobody, here, said that anyone deserved to be executed. The point it that, more often than not, bad things happen to those who choose to participate in criminal activities. Neither of LaTanya´s sons were hit by stray bounds while studying at the library.

The Chronicle and other liberal media wants this to be a sad narrative to support the call for ending the 2nd amendment. So, they present everyone as an innocent victim. Leave out the facts, and tell the story any way they want, regardless of the facts.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JimS, 1/14/2013 4:11:02 PM     (No. 9116244)

A failure to enforce already tough firearms laws.
A failure of the police to enforce the Stop and Frisk tactics used so successfully by NYPD.
A failure to follow federal immigration law, allowing the formation of gangs of illegals in this sanctuary city
A failure of LaTanya to have children out of wedlock, or without a father
A failure of San Francisco´s education system.
Those are (among) the causes for this tragedy. More gun laws will do nothing to prevent similiar occurrences.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/14/2013 4:13:32 PM     (No. 9116247)

100% the fault of the city for cuting the police and spending it on other things, Rudy was right.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/14/2013 4:16:22 PM     (No. 9116251)

"rival groups". They´re called gang bangers in all other parts of the country.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: KingBubo, 1/14/2013 4:34:35 PM     (No. 9116295)

She tried to do something by moving out. But it was too late and they went back to the spot where she tried to avoid. Perhaps the 21 year old should hav ebeen on his own.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: vesicant, 1/14/2013 5:34:51 PM     (No. 9116397)

Must have been all those high-capacity magazines and evil features that California allows, right? Right?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/14/2013 8:21:46 PM     (No. 9116661)

The real question is: how would gun contol have prevented this tragedy ?



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