The Countertop Chronicles

"Run by a gun zealot who's too blinded by the NRA" - Sam Penney of

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Good Thing Guns Are Illegal In DC

We wouldn't want anyone to be able to defend themselves.

A lawyer known for being active in the Asian American community was stabbed to death Wednesday night at a townhouse in Northwest Washington, police said.

Robert Wone, 32, who lived in Oakton, was discovered about 11:45 p.m. in the 1500 block of Swann Street NW, on the eastern edge of the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Police have made no arrests

Detectives are looking into the possibility that Wone was killed by an intruder who broke into the home, which sits in the middle of the block on a narrow, tree-lined street. Wone was stabbed in the chest three times with a butcher knife, police said.

I wonder what the corrupt and incompetent Chuckie Ramsey is going to propose next? A ban on kitchen knives and midnight basketball??

Don't laugh. Jonetta Rose Barras hit his incompetence on the head in a powerful editorial in yesterday's Examiner.

Metropolitan Police Chief Charles Ramsey is equally to blame, as are Mayor Anthony Williams and his 13-member bleeding heart back up singing group known as the D.C. Council.

During discussions around the overly praised crime emergency legislation, Ramsey asserted that the MPD wasn’t out to arrest youth for stealing gum at the 7-Eleven. Too bad. It should be.

Growing up in New Orleans, my grandmother Rose’s favorite axiom was, “If you lie, you’ll steal; if you steal, you’ll kill.” Each time she made that statement, she was posting a danger ahead sign. The slope is extremely slippery. The loss of morals, values and ethics begin with the smallest, seemingly insignificant action.

Zero tolerance should be the order of the day. The chief isn’t having it. He doesn’t even like the phrase. This aversion to aggressive policing has the city at the mercy of criminals, thugs and unruly youth whose parents want the government to do what they can’t or won’t do.

In Williams’ first term, he promised zero tolerance. He also promised an administration keen to the broken window theory, which argues that abandon buildings, trash-strewn streets and gaggles of unkempt people on corners are invitations to criminals to set up shop. The policy is unpopular, especially in African-American communities. Williams backed away.

Now, he wants to paint the town blue, pass out lots of cash to every open hand and throw up surveillance cameras to catch the action — but only for 60 days.

Have mercy!

My current gig isn't too far away from Dupont Circle, but its much closer to the White House. I think i am generally safe there - though there have been stabbings in Lafayette Park across the street from me. However, my new gig is closer to the hill, over by the Department of Labor and Union Station. Luckily, I have parking in my building, but that doesn't change the fact that there is a homeless shelter around the corner (and across the street from the Hyatt - bet the tourism brochures don't point that out) and Union Station is savage central
one the sun goes down.

My attitude - Better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6.

Fuck You Chuck Ramsey.

I'll be carrying (and raising the necessity defense) until you are fired or learn how to do your job.


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