Quick takes–crime and public office

A recent shooting shows one reason why Detroit has such a crime problem, and in this crazy world of US politics, a felon convicted of espionage is running for US Senate.  This and other quick takes to get us to midweek…One Cause of High Crime in Detroit

A Marine is behind bars for defending his home and family from an armed intruder.
Joey Nelson was sitting at home with his family and some friends when they heard a loud pounding on the front door as someone was trying to break in. Nelson grabbed his gun, told the thug to leave after he had cracked the door frame. The pounding stopped briefly and Nelson cracked open the door, found 39-year old Michael Wilson standing in the yard in front of the door.
The intruder fired several shots into the house, one hitting Nelson in the hip and Nelson fired back.
Police arrived, arrested the armed would-be intruder Michael Wilson, and also arrested Nelson. But even more incomprehensible, Wilson was charged only with carrying a concealed weapon. Nelson, who only a short time earlier had been in his home enjoying family and friends, has been charged with assault to commit murder, assault to do great bodily harm, assault with a dangerous weapon and felony possession of a firearm. His bail is set at thirty times more than the intruder and, if convicted, Nelson could face life in prison.
Thinking Man can’t quite understand in what world that makes sense, but it certainly goes a long way toward explaining why Detroit has such a crime problem. Punish people who defend themselves, give a slap on the hand to violent, armed criminals and there is a guarantee you will have crime problems.

Have to Work for Money

Kentucky will become the first state to require Medicaid recipients to work at least part-time in order to receive benefits. The law, which just received approval from the federal government, requires adults 19-54 who are not disabled to work at least twenty hours a week, either at a job or doing volunteer work or taking training classes.

Convicted of Espionage? Run for Senate

A commentary either on society or on human ability for self-delusion, or both…
…former US Army private Bradley Manning was in the news again. You may recall that Manning infamously was court-martialed and imprisoned at Ft. Leavenworth after using his high level security clearance to steal almost 750,000 classified documents and being sentenced to 35 years under the Espionage Act . While in prison, and using tax dollars, Manning decided that he wanted to be a woman and is now Chelsea Manning.
President Obama commuted Manning’s sentence last year and over the weekend, Manning announced intentions to file and run for US Senate from the state of Maryland.

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has directed that the city sue five major oil companies for contributing to global warming.
Thinking Man will be awaiting the announcement, sure to be coming very soon, that truly believing in his cause Mayor de Blasio will stop driving his car, stop flying in airplanes, stop heating his home with electricity from fossil fuels and also will stop drinking bottled water and using plastic of any kind since it’s also made from petroleum.

 

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