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.
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!
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.
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.
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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