or simply "pissing around and pissing us off", according to a certain individual.

Πέμπτη, Απριλίου 19, 2007

Don't Take Your Guns to Town

Μια ζεστή καρδιά του Κουκουζέλη, που επέστρεψε κινητότερος, με είχε λοξοδρομήσει στον προδομένο. Θυμόμουν την ταινία (Tom Berenger (μη του) named Betrayed as his (εντ ουάν οβ μάιν του) favourite film, shrugging off any media criticism with the retort "It was exactly what it was meant to be") και από ποιό πραγματικό περιστατικό εκκινούσε. Αγνοούσα όμως εντελώς τον Άρη Ζαβάρα.

During the trial, it was revealed that after receiving death threats from The Order, Berg (a gun control proponent) unsucessfully applied for a handgun permit with Denver Police Chief Ari Zavaras less than a year before his death. [1]
Ο σύνδεσμος από το άρθρο της Γουικιπαίδειας οδηγεί σε μια ανάλυση των Dave Kopel και Clayton Cramer, The New Wave of Concealed Handgun Permit Laws, στο Independence Institute. Ένα γκούγκλισμα για τον Ζαβάρα φέρνει και το Fighting Back: Crime, Self-Defense, and the Right to Carry a Handgun, του Jeffrey Snyder στο Cato Institute.

Αυτοί οι φιλελεύθεροι είναι ειλικρινά πρόθυμοι να πουλήσουν το σκοινί που θα τους κρεμάσει. Αρκεί οι αγοραστές να προσέλθουν κατά μόνας.

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Contrary to popular myth, the Black Panther Party did not come out of their clubs and homes in the black communities of Oakland, California with their guns a-blazing. In fact, their first actions involved working with church and neighborhood groups to get a traffic light at an intersection near a school in East Oakland after a series of traffic fatalities involving young children and suburban Californians speeding through the neighborhood on their way home from work. The Oakland city government had consistently ignored the requests of these very same church and neighborhood groups for years, telling them that while that intersection was on their list, it would be a while before the city could afford to install a traffic light. The Panthers disagreed with that assessment and took direct action. They began directing traffic, stopping cars so that children and their parents could cross the street. At first the Oakland Police Department (OPD) attempted to shut down the traffic control operation, but when many church members and leaders joined in with the Panthers and their supporters, the OPD backed off. Soon afterwards, the city installed a traffic light at the intersection.

After they began observing Oakland police by following them around as they performed their duties the Party began to incur the cops' wrath. It was because the Panthers carried loaded guns during their observations that the California State Legislature outlawed that practice in California. The sight of Black men with loaded guns was too much for the fearful white culture. In April 1968, one of the first members of the Panthers was killed by Oakland police. Sixteen year old Bobby Hutton was shot down in a confrontation that also saw the arrest of Eldridge Cleaver, who had joined the party after his release from prison in 1967.
The Black Panthers Revisited, By RON JACOBS

2 σχόλια:

yorgos είπε...

Berg και Cato δεν είναι ακριβώς το ίδιο συνδικάτο, αλλά εντάξει - πολύ καλό και το ποστ και η ψαριά στο YouTube.

Ο Ari κόντεψε, λέει, να γίνει δήμαρχος του Ντένβερ προ 3ετίας αλλά την πάτησε όταν βγήκαν βρώμες για φακελώματα πολιτών όταν ήταν αρχηγός της αστυνομίας. Σήμερα είναι σωφρονάρχης.

akindynos είπε...

Και υπερκομματικός λοιπόν. Εύγε του.

Αυτό που δεν καταλαβαίνω, στην επίκληση της περίπτωσης Μπεργκ, είναι πως υπονοείται ότι αν είχε άδεια οπλοφορίας μπορεί και να ζούσε.

Δεν τον σκότωσε κάποιος φαν. Ήταν "σημαδεμένος". Υποθέτω πως μόνο το κόντρα-σημάδεμα μπορεί να λειτουργήσει αποτρεπτικά.