Ground That Needs Standing
Talking about “the politics of fear” is kind of redundant. If our two parties were big box stores row after row would stock that commodity to the ceiling. But being scared of what government finds best for you isn’t always misguided — Democrats and Republicans tend to be fearless in those cases. It took political outsiders to warn us how bad “civil” asset forfeiture larceny would get. Both parties dug in heels insisting on keeping the crime legal.
Nearly 80 years on FDR is still the poster boy for Democrats. He got to his feet delivering his most famous line: “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Maybe headquarters should send out a memo? Latoya Cantrell is the mayor of New Orleans. That city’s crime rate, which has never been low comparatively, has gone through the roof in two years. In March of this one, Linda Frickey was pummeled and carjacked, as the four under aged teens drove off the 73-year-old grandmother’s arm was caught in the seatbelt. It got severed and she bled out in the middle of a Big Easy thoroughfare. The grisly mayhem made news far and wide.
Five months after that sickly event the mayor sat with the family of a 14-year-old boy who was being sentenced for five armed carjackings. Two of them were on the very same day by the very same offender. Her honor was quoted explaining her presence in court saying she “didn’t pick sides.” Pay no attention to the one she was sitting on. The kid was sentenced to three years probation.
This sounds like a lady who does not scare easy. That conclusion doesn’t quite pan out. While grandmothers lose arms and die on NOLA roadways, she’s too careful to fly coach. If any of Linda Frickey’s relatives sit in the back for air travel that worry might be legit. The may
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