PA Bill Number: SB1013
Title: In general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons and for possession ...
Description: In general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons and for possession ...
Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY
Last Action Date: Jan 11, 2022
Concealed Carry Seminar – Sponsored by Ambridge District Sportsmen’s Assoc. - 02/26/2022
ADSA Clubhouse 2900 Ridge Road Extension, Baden PA
Concealed Carry Seminar – Sponsored by Rep. Jason Silvis - 04/7/2022
Huber Hall 300 Alexandria Street, Latrobe, PA
Concealed Carry Seminar – Sponsored by Rep. Jason Silvis - 04/28/2022
West Leechburg VFD Recreation Hall 1116 Gosser Street, West Leechburg, PA
Oakland defunded police, now feeling the effects of it :: 01/13/2022
Oakland, California may not be San Francisco, but they’re not all that different from their sister city in the Bay Area when it comes to politics.
In 2020, when people started screaming “defund the police,” the leadership in Oakland were among the first in the nation to look at the mob and say, “K!”
Well, they did, and now they’re getting what they asked for. They’re getting it good and hard.
Funny how that shakes out, ain’t it?
If only someone had told them this kind of thing would happen. I mean, we did, but they’re a “progressive city,” so they weren’t interested in listening to those of us who stand on the other side of the ideological divide, even if we actually study this kind of stuff.
The thing is, you can’t defund a department and then refund them and it not take time to build things back up to where they were. You just can’t do it. It’s just not how it works. Ripping funding from a department creates holes that can’t be filled back in nearly so easily.
As a result, Oakland and the people there are suffering.
Part of me just wants to point and laugh. If not for the fact that real people are being impacted, I probably would. Schadenfreude is a thing, after all. However, people are being hurt and while the people of Oakland may have voted for the people who did this, I can’t take joy in innocent people being hurt.
My hope is that this creates a lesson, one that can be taken to heart the next time “defund the police” comes back around, and that’s how this is a stupid idea.
Seriously, if you want to deal with police brutality, you don’t cut funding for departments. You increase funding for training so that kind of thing doesn’t keep happening. You create accountability for officers and you make damn sure it’s held to.
Instead, though, Oakland just went with the herd and now they’re paying the price.