Whereas politicians play politics and conspire on how greatest to spin the violence, destruction and demise created by their disastrous criminal-justice reforms, two extra households are figuring out their teenage kids’s our bodies on the morgue: one in The Bronx due to a teenager with a gun and one other in Mount Vernon at the hands of a schoolmate with a knife.
What’s President Biden, Sen. Chuck Schumer and the band of idiots in Albany’s reply to cease this blood bathtub amongst our youngsters? Ghost guns. Blaming ghosts as an alternative of criminals that knowingly and deliberately pull a set off or thrust a knife into one other individual’s physique will save everybody. Thank God now we have such superb management.
A “ghost” didn’t kill 16-year-old Angellyh Yambo, described as “the sweetest woman you’ll ever meet.” A brazen prison pulled the set off. Jeremiah Ryan, 17, allegedly was attempting to kill another person when he ended her life, and shot two different youngsters, wounding them. determined to drag out his very actual gun, pull the very actual set off and inflict very actual and ultimate penalties on a really actual 16-year-old woman.
Youngsters are now not protected strolling to or from college, taking part in within the park, taking the bus or the subway or strolling within the streets with their mother and father. Ghosts are to not blame; the criminals that commit these acts are.
A ghost gun definitely is just not accountable for the brutal stabbing of multiple teenagers at a school parade not too removed from the place Angellyh was shot and killed. One other prison deliberately drove a knife into their our bodies, killing considered one of them. So how will Chuck Schumer and his ghost gun busters clarify the demise of this 16-year-old who was a cheerleader for Mount Vernon Excessive Faculty?
Whereas our so-called leaders waste valuable time specializing in whether or not a gun is traceable, individuals are dying, kids are dying, and lives are being destroyed. What we actually ought to be tracing is whether or not these criminals with no regard for human life ought to have been on the road. Why are we not tracing the place the mother and father are of those teenage murderers?
Jeremiah Ryan, a “good child’’ in his circle of relatives’s phrases, was posing with guns online since age 12. The place was his mom? His father? The place had been the authority figures? What in regards to the intervention and companies we had been promised would forestall this precise tragedy? Might the police have finished one thing or had been their fingers tied by laws?
The prison component is emboldened by current criminal-justice reforms such as Raise the Age, bail reform and Less Is More in addition to the cry for lenient sentencing by the identical politicians who handed these lethal reforms — who now scream pretend outrage over ghost weapons.
Each New Yorker ought to be outraged. Increasingly more voters now understand the sport our so-called leaders are taking part in with optics to attempt to save their jobs. This can’t be a “Ban ghost gun gross sales and we’re finished” method whereas they hope the clock runs out till November. Weapons, whether or not they’re weapons, knives, hammers, hatchets or bricks, are the instruments.
Ghosts don’t decide them up and use them or pull the set off, criminals do.
And now two extra youngsters are useless whereas we pray elected officers put folks over politics earlier than now we have to bury extra harmless casualties.
Jennifer Harrison is a survivor of a murder sufferer, a sufferer advocate since 2005 and the founding father of Victims Rights NY.