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Now That We've All Had Enough

Now that hundreds of people from across the city gathered on Monument Circle this weekend, the big question is what do we do next?  

What do we do to show criminals and those who would break the law that the citizens of Indianapolis aren’t going to tolerate this nonsense anymore?

Well, here are a few suggestions…

  1. Cooperate with law enforcement.  The police can’t do their job if the community won’t do it’s job.  There is something wrong when a person is shot in front of 20 people and no one saw anything when then the cops showed up.

  2. Act like parents, not baby sitters.   If you have children, take responsibility for them.  It is not the city’s job to raise your children, it’s your job.  And don’t be afraid to discipline them.  If you don’t, we’ll have to do it later,

  3. The Judicial system is going to have to make some adjustments as to how it does business.  There is something wrong when 90% of the murder suspects have a prior felony.  That means someone either isn’t being charged or sentenced how they should be.

  4. Encourage lawmakers to pass mandatory-minimum sentencing.  If you brandish or use a weapon in the commission of a violent crime or sexual assault then you need to go away for the next two decades, period.

  5. Remember, crime is not just “those people’s” problem.  Crime is like a virus, it tends to spread.  And I can assure when the bad guys are fleeing, they are not going to stop at 96th Street, Raceway Drive, County Line Road or Carroll Road.

Remember, anyone can come together for one night in times of tragedy.  The real challenge will fighting this battle for the long haul.   So now that you’ve had enough, are you in it to win it?

 

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