, 2022-08-03 19:16:00,
On Sunday, May 22, Daniel Enriquez, 48, a Goldman Sachs researcher, was riding the Q train across the Manhattan Bridge when a man randomly shot and killed him. A suspect, Andrew Abdullah, is now in custody charged with his murder. Griselda Vile, Daniel’s sister, says politicians refuse to admit that their policies are making the city less safe.
I always wonder, at what point will people begin to care about crime and gun violence with urgency? Will it only be if they are a victim of a crime? Or will they care because others had to face it? What has to happen to get the nation moving? Who has to die in order for change to occur?
Our nation’s virtues of life, liberty and property, as well as morality, have been sacrificed to give way to pandering from elected leaders and virtue signaling instead of solutions.
We as a nation cannot be seen occupying any moral high ground if we leave the most vulnerable members of society perpetually unsafe to avoid hurting the sensitivities of depraved hardened recidivists, marauding our streets at all hours and lashing out with impunity.
My worst fears were realized on May 22, when my brother was executed going to brunch in Manhattan from his wealthy and formerly safe neighborhood, Park Slope.
Growing up Mexican, Sundays were always associated with spending time with the family and going to church. For him to die, for no reason, in the middle of a Sunday morning, was a devastating gut punch and the realization that we are on our own.
The no-bail “reform” has opened the crime frenzy for people who are desperate or unethical enough to break the law either for personal gain or to hurt another person. The people who continue to break the law and amass lengthy rap sheets still get released into our neighborhoods to continue living a life of crime. They continue to terrorize the same area as they do not see the consequences, there is no deterrent.
And for those suffering from mental illness, there are not enough resources to rehabilitate them or help them. Deemed unfit for prison, they aren’t treated, but released to strike again.
After my brother’s brutal murder, my…
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