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STTsailor
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Baby Killed In St. Thomas Shooting; Driver Injured But In Stable Condition

This is 35 violent death in STT this year. Represents 25% year to year increase. VI is already most deadly place in north and Central America. What to do to stop it? Why is gun violence so popular here like nowhere else in Caribbean?

There are many more victims who get shot but survive. They don't get much mention in the news.

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LiquidFluoride
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Make guns easy to get like they are SUPPOSE to be (this would help to reduce robberies & out-side-the-projects confrontations, which can turn fatal)

TARGETED police patrols... Why do I rarely see police in Williams Delight at night? that's when I hear the gun shots....

How about Grove, when I drop off kids @ Grove I never see police out side "patrolling" Hell they are so clueless that the kids stole heavy equipment, made a paintball field and played paintball with stolen paintball guns a stones throw away from the police structure in grove....

Community out reach programs, the kids in there need to see a clear escape path, right now it's job core I hear most about, that's good but we need more things like that, more opportunities for positive mentor-ship.

Parents being parents is a start. Not just being baby makers.

All government subsidies tied to children should require a "parental test" (psychological, stress response, intellect). If you want more food stamps and more tax breaks for being a parent, you'd have to show your a good parent 😉

That's my solution for that.

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SausageInTheCan
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In the eighties they tried to cap welfare in the states telling families if they had any more children welfare would pay additional monies to support the children. Everyone screamed racism and genocide and the bill was killed.

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LiquidFluoride
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In the eighties they tried to cap welfare in the states telling families if they had any more children welfare would pay additional monies to support the children. Everyone screamed racism and genocide and the bill was killed.

It was the white people screaming racism right?

Almost every day (sometimes multiple times a day) I'm reminded about how willingly ignorant the majority of the population is....

Though in the 80's we didn't have instant access to information like we do now.. so maybe I'll toss out a Luddite exception for that period.

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speee1dy
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i do remember the uproar over that mr. sausage.

but why the uproar now about the killing. where was this outrage with the first murder or the second or the fifteenth or the twenty ninth....

why is one life more important than any other? dont any of the others count. not even those 2 police officers?

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islandjoan
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Because I believe this is the first toddler who has been killed like this? At least as far as I can recall.
All of them count but this one really is heinous.

i do remember the uproar over that mr. sausage.

but why the uproar now about the killing. where was this outrage with the first murder or the second or the fifteenth or the twenty ninth....

why is one life more important than any other? dont any of the others count. not even those 2 police officers?

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