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http://savannahnow.com/opinion/letters/2017-07-10/letters-editor-tuesday

Justice has become a joke to criminals

SCMPD is doing all it can. Instead of placing more and more expectations on them, we need to get creative and give them additional authority to arrest more criminals and increase the number of gun seizures:
We need to extend the Georgia Weapons Carry License (WCL) requirement to guns in vehicles. This would significantly enhance the ability of law enforcement to reduce the number of guns in criminal circles and put more bad guys in jail. More importantly it will be a strong incentive for criminals to leave their guns at home.
In Georgia, and most other U.S. states, no permit of any nature is required for a citizen to have a non-automatic firearm on his property or inside his vehicle, home or place of business. Overwhelmingly armed criminals get around in vehicles. A police officer making a traffic stop may see a gun in a vehicle or find one if having a reason to search. If the driver (or occupant in possession) is prohibited from having a firearm, e.g., a convicted felon, under age 18, etc., he will be arrested. Otherwise the only action available to the officer is to issue a traffic citation and the armed person (perhaps a thug) goes his way.
A Georgia Weapons Carry License (WCL) should also be required to have a gun in a vehicle. Since criminals with no previous arrests don’t want their fingerprints in law enforcement data bases, few apply for a WCL. Therefore convicted felons, those with arrest records and others prohibited from obtaining a WCL will be isolated from the well-ordered citizenry who have a WCL and carry a weapon. In traffic stops all but the latter who have a gun in their vehicle will be arrested.
He continues...I do wonder why before GeorgiaCarry.Org got that stupid law changed in 2008 that crime wasn't less everywhere in GA.
 

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I was going to comment on the LTE, but I decided not to. It would do no good. At least he did not use CCP or concealed anywhere in his letter.
 

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Another item about the video in post 2

http://tribunist.com/news/mother-of...ead-says-teen-was-in-a-family-not-gang-video/

One of the passengers of the vehicle was Spencer Stuckey, 17, who was killed instantly in the crash. Now, Stuckey's family is speaking out, saying the group "Only the Mob" isn't a gang, but instead a "family".
Here is the transcript from the WSAV interview (video below):
Gwendolyn Farrow: Only the Mob is a family. It's not a gang.
Meredith Stutz: What is a family?
Gwendolyn Farrow: A family.
Meredith Stutz: A community of people who do life together?
Gwendolyn Farrow: They do everything together. They got each other's back If something were to happen maybe they go help each other out on something. He many need a ride. He may need money. He may need food. He may need clothes, somewhere to sleep at. That's a family.

"My little brother was somebody. My little brother was going to be somebody," Stuckey's brother Ruben Farrow said. "In Savannah things is different, all lives is not the same, all lives not the same. We don't get the same justice that everybody else get. So we got to create our own justice. That's it."
 

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http://www.wtoc.com/story/35917995/...old-community-meeting-to-discuss-gun-violence

Following the recent violence in City Market, city leaders held a community meeting on Wednesday afternoon to address the issue of gun violence in the city.
The meeting was hosted by the Savannah Downtown Business Association at the Coastal Georgia Center. Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach, District Attorney Meg Heap and Chief of Police Joseph Lumpkin were there to take questions.
Video of entire event at link. I did not watch it.
 

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