There was a drive-by shooting on Lark and Sheridan. So? Well, I saw the news on Channel 6 and apparently to "community activist" Jaqui Williams, we have a problem with illegal guns.Without knowing for a fact that it was done with an illegal gun this buffoon and channel 6 had no reservations of taking the news story in that direction.
See, the problem is not that another drive-by shooting occurred, or that there is still criminal/gang activity in the city...Nahhh. The problem is that they used a gun, and that is wrong.
Here is the channel 6 story: http://cbs6albany.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_1729.shtml
And here is the text of the story in case the video gets timed out:
"ALBANY -- Just before 5 p.m. Monday shots rang out during a drive by shooting at the corner of Lark and Sheridan Streets.
"Right at rush hour traffic too. It's obviously a concern for us as well as the members of our community" says officer Steve Smith, spokesperson for the Albany Police Department.
Two male victims were taken to Albany Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
An hour and a half later police located the car in question just a few blocks away on Sherman Street.
CBS 6 cameras were rolling as the car was taken away on a flat-bed truck with a police escort.
This latest shooting is yet another reminder for community activist Jacqui Williams that the city of Albany has work to do When it comes to cracking down on illegal guns. Williams says despite their efforts, the market is always there.
"They are readily available to anyone who's got money and I don't think anyone's checking id. If someone's got the cash to pay for a gun they get sold the gun and that's unfortunate" says Williams.
"All the guns being located on the streets of Albany are not by accident. The men and women of this police department are very proactive. They're stopping people, they're monitoring people."
Williams says neighbors are monitoring their own situations everyday.
”Before we go out to help a neighbor we make sure we've got our cell phones just in case the person who is causing the upset has a gun. It is something that I'm aware of."
It's that same awareness that if used correctly may have prevented two men from getting shot Monday."
So, to be more supportive of the community to stop the use of guns, criminals should forget the gun and start using the harpoon.
It is fast, clean, and because it does not produce a combustion to propel the projectile, it is even green!!! And there is no SNUG program for harpoons, no buy back program, no harpoon serialization legislation. A good old fashioned Cape Cod harpoon.
So, if you have to bust a cap, don't be wack and use a gun...Use a Harpoon!
The environmentally and socially conscious choice for killing in Da' Hood!