DISARM CRIMINALS, GANGS NOW
It is time for the City of Albany to take decisive action to disarm criminals and gangs now.
City streets and neighborhoods are not safe for law abiding citizens.
Dr Leonard Morgenbesser has been leading a one man crusade against gun crimes/violence, compiling a list of more than 240 incidents in the City of Albany in the past two years. His pleas for action have largely gone unheeded by the media and city government.
The best the Common Council can come up with is a resolution asking the Albany County DA to adopt a plan of "no plea zones for gun related crimes". What an absurd idea!
The answer is an immediate, combined effort by city, county, state and federal law enforcement and the New York National Guard, to disarm criminals and gangs on city streets and in city neighborhoods.
Operation click it or ticket should be replaced by Operation Lock and Load.
We need Minute Men here in Albany as well as on the Mexican Border.
Do this without further delay. The criminals and gangs are likely allies of foreign terrorists who can supply these domestic terrorists with drugs, money and weapons
This disarmament effort is as much a matter of national security as it is a matter of safe school, streets and neighborhoods.
The consequences of failing to act are ominous.