Showing posts with label Laura Washington. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Laura Washington. Show all posts

Monday, July 25, 2011

Chicagoans are Irresponsible

That's the message anti-gun 'columnist' Laura Washington is sending as she laments that Chicago's crime is increasing w/ the heat. She projects her own fears that if CCW is allowed in the city, everyone and their neighbor will begin shooting eachother.

Oh, wait, the criminals are doing that now. As she types from the safety of her apt., she's promoting everyone else be as defenseless as she chooses to be. It's also telling that she refuses to distinguish between those who choose to defend themselves and own firearms for hobbies, etc. and the criminal element that commits the crimes rampant in this gun control haven.

And don't forget the fact she just HAS to play the race card.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Smackdown on Laura Washington

At the LibertyZone.

Laura is back spouting her usual PC racism and blaming whitey for young Chicago gangbangers slaughtering eachother:

Black America should demand that Obama cease his shameless pandering to the People of the Gun and launch a full-throttle crusade for sensible gun control. While he has been out on the campaign trail, dozens of Chicago children have been slaughtered in the streets.

Does THIS sound like the guy is pandering to gun owners? SPARE ME! Obama is a gun banner. Laura just wants to ensure that he's loud and proud of it.

She doesn't care if Whitey is disarmed and vulnerable to disaffected urban youts. She just cares when they start gunning down one another. Screw anyone else who wants to protect their lives and those of their loved ones! BLACK children are being gunned down in the streets!


Read the rest.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Obviously they didn't quite grasp the concept...

Fights disrupt anti-violence rally at Southeast Side high school


An anti-violence rally at George Washington High School turned ugly Thursday when a series of fights broke out in a crowd of students being dismissed for the day.

Parents and students had gathered at 3 p.m. to protest what they said has been escalating violence between black and Latino students at the school, at 3535 E. 114th St. on the Far Southeast Side.

Tensions between the groups have persisted for years, parents and students said. But this week has been particularly violent, with several flare-ups that caused some parents to pull children out of school for their safety. Several parents said they would not allow their children to return to school until the violence was addressed.

And what could possibly be the cause?

Chicago Police Lt. Maury Richards, tactical lieutenant in the South Chicago district, said the violence stems from ongoing conflicts between the Latin Kings and Gangster Disciples. He said the school has seen a "flare-up" this week, drawing extra police presence.

What's that Laura? No Rural White Males instigating this?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Blame Chicago crime on what again?

Maybe Laura Washington and Mayor Daley will blame Rural White Males for coming to Chicago and dragging 44% of the students out of school and keeping them from graduating.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Laura's back..

With the same meme's and ad hominems.

"The gun control issue is on the move, and the politicians want in."

Ms. Washington,

If you "can't vote against gun control" would you please tell me why 2/3rds of the House and Senate along w/ 31 state AG's have sided against Washington DC's gun ban along w/ numerous police organizations? Can you tell me why both Clinton and OBama have weakened their previous stances on gun control nor fought over a Brady Campaign endorsement? Why every mass shooting over the last few years has been in a Brady Endorsed "Gun Free Zone" w/ the only one stopped being by a private citizen w/ a firearm?

Who are doing the shootings that you decry in Chicago? It isn't the "National Rifle Association, fat-cat gun lobbyists and gun lovers" who you have categorized as "rural white guys". It's by disenfranchised youth, both black and white, who are being raised by televisions and career criminals repeatedly let out onto the streets by an incompetent judiciary.

Thank you.

Thirdpower

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Another Cultural Thing

PGP points to a cultural reason why crime increases and it has nothing to do w/ guns. The scum that produced the original "Stop Snitchin'" video, threatening violence and retaliation against those who try and stop crime in their neighborhood, have produced a sequel.

So, will we hear rails against this from Laura Washington, Jessi Jackson, or Al Sharpton? Or will they just continue to blame Rural White Males for all the crime? I'm betting the former.

Ms. Washington,

I have contacted you in the past over your attacks on firearm owners and your assertions over whose fault it is for the high crime levels in urban areas. I was wondering, then, what your reaction and response would be to the fact that the group that had previously released the "Stop Snitchin'" DVD, threatening violence and retribution to those who assist the police in solving crimes, has released a sequel which continues to glamorize and encourage violence? Are these the same "People of the Gun" from your earlier articles?

http://wbal.com/news/story.asp?articleid=67088

Regards,

Thirdpower
Peoples Soviet of Illinois

Her previous articles provide an interesting juxtaposition to another statement she made:

Thanks to Bill Cosby, more of us are saying the excuses just don’t cut it anymore.

You know that old saying about what the truth can do? Come on, people—set yourselves free.

Will she continue to provide her own excuses for urban crime levels or will she read her own article and set herself free with the truth?

Monday, December 3, 2007

Some people never learn

Laura Washington blames gun owners for more crimes.

So Laura, you lambast bloggers for allegedly being in the service of the NRA yet quote Hemenway who is bought and paid for by the Joyce Foundation.

The rest is just the usual anti-gun ad hominems and ad personams.


The Liberty Zone is less polite.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Rural White Males continue to murder Chicago youth.

Three teens shot in drive-by on South Side

Three male teenagers were seriously injured Monday afternoon in a drive-by shooting that police say was in retaliation for a shooting on Sunday.

The male victims were shot in the 1300 block of West 47th Street about 4:20 p.m., according to police News Affairs Officer Tom Polick.

A Deering Police District captain said the teens were on the sidewalk in front of a laundromat when an occupant inside a gray or silver Chevrolet Impala fired shots.

"The shooting was retaliation for a shooting yesterday [Sunday]," the captain said. The shooting was gang-related, the captain said.

Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said the teens were seriously injured and two suffered gunshot wounds to the torso, Langford said.

The injured males were taken to Provident Hospital of Cook County, University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Langford said.

Wentworth Area detectives are investigating.

You just know it was a pickup truck (probably extended cab) filled with overall wearing hillbillies and blasting Garth Brooks with full bass.
Can't you see the obvious connection?

Another rapper in trouble.

Has his bodyguard attempt to buy "machineguns" and silencers because he's a convicted felon. Such a wonderful role-model.

T.I. was to make his initial court appearance Monday following his weekend arrest on weapons charges.
The 27-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, faces allegations from federal officials that he planned to pick up machine guns and silencers he had his bodyguard buy for him.
Agents with the federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrested Harris on Saturday in midtown Atlanta. Authorities say other firearms were found in his vehicle and in his suburban Atlanta home.
Harris is charged with possession of unregistered machine guns and silencers, as well as possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

I'm sure he was under the influence of rural white men.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

"Guns don't kill people, Rappers do.."

Local rapper pleads guilty to 2002 murder


A popular Chicago rapper pleaded guilty today to second-degree murder in the shooting death of an acquaintance.

Darnell Smith, 35, who goes by the name "Belo" as part of the Chicago rap group Do or Die, was charged in the November 2002 murder of Raynard Pinkston. Prosecutors said both Smith and Pinkston were involved in a quarrel about drug sales. Pinkston, 19, struck and threatened Smith, according to prosecutors. Smith then pulled out a gun and shot Pinkston, prosecutors said.

Drugs, illegal guns, and rap.

Must be those Rural White Men's fault again.

Laura, any comments?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Intentionally missing the point

Laura Washington responded to my E-mail

Here was her reply:

Dear Mr. Thirdpower,

Thanks for your comments. This is not about the credibility of Jesse Jackson. We have to do everything we can to stop the killing.

Thanks again for writing.

Best, Laura Washington



I guess the truth hurt to much. I'm guessing "everything we can" only applies to the Tribe and not the alleged sweeps by the CPD in the housing projects.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

And how many of these were white men from suburban and rural areas?

Federal agents arrest 1,313 violent gang members in 3-month sting

- Federal agents arrested 1,313 violent gang members in a three-month enforcement sweep across 23 cities from New York to San Diego, the government announced Tuesday. Since 2005, law enforcement authorities have arrested more than 7,500 gang members through a federally led strategy of enforcing immigration laws to get violent gang members off the street.

"Violent foreign-born gang members and their associates have more than worn out their welcome, and to them I have one message: good riddance," said Julie Myers, assistant secretary of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Of those arrested in the three-month sting, 1,053 are in the country illegally.

Laura?

Monday, October 8, 2007

"It's about time someone took on the People of the Gun."

According to Laura Washington's latest screed.

Why is that Ms. Washington? Are you're saying that it's all those rural white men that are going into these predominantly urban black neighborhoods and selling drugs, shooting people, and starting riots?

Handguns are already banned in all the places you mentioned. Why are you blaming people in the lowest crime areas for Chicago's crime?

Maybe Burns et al should try taking on the gang-bangers, absent fathers, out of control police, and parents who don't send their kids to school.

As for the "handgun loophole", would you accept non-ffl access to the background check system? The Brady Campaign opposes that. Maybe opposition to the current attempted legislation is because it requires the sales to go through a dealer while at the same time individuals like you and Jesse Jackson support trying to sue dealers out of business and "shoving laws down their throats".

Saysuncle has more.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Laura Washington at it again.

over at the Sun Times:

SaysUncle does a good fisking of it.

Here's the letter I sent:

Ms Washington,

I find it interesting that you refer to pro-firearm activists as "petulant" and "vitriolic" and then end your paper w/ "if I had my way, the gun lobby would be looking at three yards and a cloud of dust. Let's get organized and shove tougher gun policies right down their throats."

As for "gun control" support, here's a recent poll by Zogby:

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-21-2007/0004649357&EDATE=

as well as one from Pew:

http://pewresearch.org/pubs/443/the-nras-image-improves-as-support-for-gun-control-slips

So even though public opinion is against gun control and the evidence supporting it is weak or non-existent, you want to force it on the public. Would you say the same in regards to abortion?

You say that "many" tell you to go places. Well, since your support of gun control legislation is fervent even when the facts don't support it, do you blame them? What about all the e-mails that were sent that were polite? Why didn't you respond to any of their concerns or any of the questions they brought up?

Oh, right, nevermind.

-Thirdpower


I'm sure I'll get the same type of automated response as last time.

This is the kind of "debate" that is becoming more and more common amongst the hoplophobes. They ignore the actual facts and presented evidence in order to focus on a few cases of extremism. The same kind of "Reasoned Discourse" logic that the Brady Bunch used to shut down comments, Robyn Ringler uses to delete the majority of posts, and Alex uses to make rules for him to allow comments.

Gun control is more like a religion than anything else. New Earth Creationist Dr. Dino uses the same tactics to push his agenda and has about as much evidence to support himself. What does he do? He makes certain rules guiding anyone who debates against him, he uses "studies" from groups that are completely financed to support a particular goal and ignore the majority of evidence out there. They also demonize their opponents by making up facts about them .

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

And Ms. Washington responds...

w/ little more than a what a automated generated reply would do. At least it's something.

Dear Mr. Thirdpower,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about my column on gun control. I appreciate you taking the time to write.

Best, Laura

Monday, August 13, 2007

Chicago Sun Times PSH on "Gun Control"

Laura Washington of the Chicago Sun Times kicks out the usual nonsense comparing legal owners and criminals:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/washington/507772,CST-EDT-LAURA13.article

Here's the letter I sent her:

MS. Washington,

I can answer your question. Others aren't "joining the call" because most realize that what is generally referred to as "gun control" has nothing to do w/ crime whatsoever. You mention the VT shooting where the state and judiciary failed to commit a recognizably violent individual. You mention the Newark shootings were an illegal immigrant was out on bail for raping a five year old. 25% of murders are committed by people out on bail or parole for another murder. Another 50% by people w/ a long history of crime behind them. No amount of "gun control" laws would have stopped people like these from committing the crimes they did.

Ask yourself why is it that 49% of murders are of and by African American? Is it the guns sending some signals into their brains or is it something else? Are the guns causing them to commit these crimes?

Mayor Daley has pushed for more "gun control" even though it's a complete failure in Chicago. The city accounts for half of crime in the state yet has only 1/4 the population. It has been the crime capitol of the US several times in the last decade. Firearms are effectively banned in the city. At the same time, we have over a dozen Chicago police officers indicted for violence and hundreds more on secret lists of numerous complaints against them.

Massachusetts has some of the strictest "gun control" laws in the country. It has seen a decrease in legal ownership of 25% over the last 6 years. It has also seen a spike in murders and violent crime.

Maybe if the judiciary would start doing their job, parents would actually start parenting, and Mayor Daley would stop protecting rogue cops, something might actually be done against crime and criminals instead of the 99%+ of legal firearm owners who actually follow the law.

Regards,

Thirdpower

UPDATE: Countertop sent a letter as well. Shall we place odds on the lack of response?