Crime in Our Community
What in the world needs to happen before the level of crime is no longer tolerated by our police commissioner, governor, attorney general, and department of justice?
It seems that a comment I heard a few months ago may in fact be true: " A gun bearing community is a polite community"
We have a few rotten people in our communities that are ruining the illusion of paradise for all. What if we all did in fact carry a firearm legally. Would we be able to curtail the rampant and senseless crimes? Wouldn't you feel safer going to dinner if you kinda new that at least 1/2 the people in an establishment had a license to carry, and were doing so?
In the USVI, a carry permit is granted to individuals who carry a large amount of cash. Well, it doesn't seem to me that an idiot robber cares if you have 20 bucks or 200 bucks, they just want whatever you have.
VIPD should begin to encourage all citizens to apply for a carry permit. Heck, if we all have a gun, then we would still out number the few idiots in our community. Let's take shooting lessons. Let's learn how to accurately shoot someone in the knee, not the chest, so that the idiot will survive and pay for their self-centered attitude that they are entitled to whatever you have worked hard for, because they can intimidate you.
It's time to fight back. These idiot criminals are out-numbered, but they think they are more fierce. Wrong.
what island are you on?
a few?????try a few dozen
Wouldn't you feel safer going to dinner if you kinda new that at least 1/2 the people in an establishment had a license to carry, and were doing so?
No, it's sounds like a recipe for disaster.
Let's learn how to accurately shoot someone in the knee, not the chest, so that the idiot will survive and pay for their self-centered attitude that they are entitled to whatever you have worked hard for,
I personally believe that if your life is threatened, you should shoot to kill. Shoot to kill or don't bother to own a gun.
I wonder how much it costs society to take care of a knee-shot criminal. Cost of initial hospitalization and surgery, probably lots of complications and related health care costs, cost of lifetime incarceration...
Oh, wait. This is the VI. Make that the cost of health care, cost of trial, failure to convict, then your cost of the lawsuit (you're sued inflicting the wound), and society's cost of supporting the criminal who can no longer work because of his bum knee.
Edited to add: in handgun classes you are taught to aim for the torso-- the largest target. What do you think your odds are of actually HITTING the knee (or other limb) when you are under duress and reacting in a seconds-long time frame?
well the gov released this figure yesterday, it costs on average 221 thousand dollars to raise an average kid to age 18,please tell me the gov is not paying this much for welfare trash children
A few years ago the Mother of the year--front page of the Avis--had 12 or 13 children with about 10 different last names; I think that sums it up.
I don't believe any child is "trash".
although there is a high level of crime in the VI, and knowing that it is a seemingly out of control problem...please do not talk of citizens killing ones at will to solve the problem and please refrain from calling ones welfare trash children. i take back my prior statement about you probably being a nice guy. you seem to be full of bitterness and truly you need to tone down your comments...i am sure that there are some "welfare trash children" and their families that read this board. from what i hear, you are a very noticeable guy, and everyone knows where you work and live...better watch your back mi son...truly many of your comments are inappropriate and they show your true colors...you may think the way you say things is funny...but it is not always so. be a part of the solution in a mature way...do not add fuel to the fire. your tongue needs some discipline...you have really good ideas sometimes but then you ruin it by running your mouth in a bad way. just because you speak in an unrestrained manner does not mean that your comments do not make an impact in places that you have no idea about....a negative impact, and one that could possibly, sometime in the future, endanger your physical outcome. be careful of what you say on an international board...others besides yourself can read you know.
As an american citizen we are all free to say what ever we want. However, you Irijah threating him is totally illegal.
The law is pretty clear regarding shooting in self defense. If you just shoot to wound, then the argument is that you did not really believe your life was threatened. You then did not have the right to shoot. If an assailant attacks you then turns away and you shoot him in the back, you are considered to be the assailant. You are responsible for where your bullet travels from the moment it leaves your weapon until it stops. A crowded restaurant is not necessarily a good place to shoot at an attacker. Nevertheless, studies show that wherever the bad guys can expect that "half the other diners were carrying concealed weapons" (Poodle) the violent crime rate goes down and we don't end up with a Wild West Mentality. Concealed Weapon carriers are extremely conscious of their responsibility and do not carry lightly. They realize the police cannot protect them--even the Supreme Court recognizes this--and have determined that they must be responsible for themselves and their loved ones. They hope and pray they will never have to use their weapon, but they refuse to come to a gun fight unarmed. They refuse to be intimidated by bad guys. They prefer to be alive and not "politically correct" and dead.
get off me betty, i was not threatening anyone.
don't start nothing.
don't manipulate my words.
trw makes many inappropriate statements that just add fuel to the fire.
if ones cannot be a part of the solution, then do not say anything.
the situation there is already bad enough without name calling and so.
i said nothing that is not true.
he is a highly visible citizen and makes no bones about it (ex: he called his old dealer and told him to find and take care of the person that robbed his gates...you did not say anything to him about that) HE has let everyone know where he works and lives...not me.
he makes the negative statements, not me.
i'm just speaking the truth...he DOES need to watch his back, the same way anyone else does that speaks of killing.
you betty, do not intimidate me in any way atal.
send the police on lady...send em to my door...i have nothing to fear nor hide.
send your cop husband on...you want my address?
if he is fbi, you do not need it...you already have it.
so send him on.
on the other hand...trw would like ones to hire vigilantes and kill everyone...that is a far more serious comment than any that i have made on this board.
lol welfare trash is welfare trash, in the states we call it poor white trash and yes sista the herd needs to be thinned, whenever you have to many young males of ANY race you have problems,so they need to be thinned out,jeez girl get real,wise up and use your head
and need i remind you YOU don't live here
it's young men that are terrorizing this island,they made a decsion (sp) to rob and kill, to me there is no redemption for that and they need to be put down without a judge and without a jury
need to make designer Kevlar vests. to wear when you go to dinner. Sequins or rhinestones?
How bad is it going to get?
and trust me sista, i'm not at all bitter but I AM VERY ANGRY, one of our OUR FRIENDS got murdered for NO REASON AT ALL, he was not a disposable person like the rest of them,and yes it was a young man that came into my house UNINVITED to do badthings and so you have to nip that crap in the bud, why is this so hard for you to understand,do good things and the world loves you,do bad and you get punished,it's VERY SIMPLE
i HAVE lived there...for MANY years...that gives me a right to voice my opinion.
so far as getting angry...when PHIL got shot, you were not that angry.
what gives you the right to say who is disposable and who is not.
violence is violence.
bullets have no eyes.
i guess if a child got murdered and their mother was a recipient of aid...i would guess that you would consider that child as having been disposable...because said child was not your FRIEND.
your mindset is whacked.
Thank you for understanding the comment I made about patrons carrying. The purpose of the comment was not to create a wild west, but to equal the intrusive forces who know what a peaceful and loving community the majority of us live in, and take advantage of that without regard for loss of life.
don't know who phil is,and you don't live here now,in 14 years this is the worse i've seen it,the little old lady across the street in town got punched by a young man while he was robbing her,he also pushed a pregnant woman to the floor,are they my friends?no they are not,but my outrage is just as strong,your do gooder liberal thinking crap is whacked,not everyone can be rehabbed honey,antiqueone ones poor wife was assualted in broad daylight by a young man is she my friend? no she is not but once again my outrage is there,get a clue honey
ur the girl...
u know it all...
you know lady 90 percent of the people on this island,yes even those that live in the projects,live their lives in peace they just want to eat sleep and be happy,but right now the bad 10 percent have us under seige,we have to watch our backs all the time,we are at war down here with no help from anyone,and so people like you with your daisy chains of love irk thehell out of me,sometimes violence needs to be met with violence to send a message
and why is it that pretty much everyone on this board realizes that i'm just venting my frustration except you?
Heh, I think I might delay any plans of moving to the USVI after this thread.