Two women were brutally gang raped “by a group of 10 to 12 male juveniles” in a Wilmington Delaware park, CBS Philly reported yesterday. “According to police, the suspects, who range in age from 12 to 17-years-old, remain on the loose.”
Councilmember-at-large Maria Cabrera was quick to size up the content of their character and state the obvious:
“The new criminal we’re seeing, they’re bold, they’re brazen, and they have a total disregard for life”
So with this pack of bold, brazen, feral sociopaths with a total disregard for life still on the loose and menacing the public, and with police demonstrably unable – and not legally responsible – to prevent future attacks, what does Cabrera propose that her constituents do to stop the violence?
“The only way that we are going to overcome the problems that exist in our community is by working together, hand-in-hand with the churches,” she advocates. “Because what we need more than anything is the healing. And that’s not going to come from government.”
There’s actually much truth in that, particularly in the part about government “solutions” being useless.
Wilmington’s crime index rivals Detroit’s. So it’s also no wonder the best Mayor Dennis Williams can do is to posture for the media about schemes he shares with others in power to expand citizen disarmament. Of course, this will just make it even more difficult for good people to defend themselves against bold and brazen criminals who have a ‘total disregard of life’.