San Antonio citizens need to wake up and stop the "Black Lives Matter" radicals and their agenda to undermine public safety and defund the police. Operating under the name "Fix SAPD," the leftist Marxist BLM is circulating a petition to "hold police officers accountable." They are also running well-financed candidates for the city council to push the City government further left.
Pharaoh Clark is the most visible and vocal pro-Black Lives Matter/Fix SAPD candidate in D-2. However, virtually ALL of the Democrat candidates support the Black Lives Matter/Fix SAPD agenda.
San Antonio voters need to wake up and stop these leftists, or the City will resemble Portland, Austin, or Chicago.
While radical leftist groups in San Antonio pretend to hold police accountable and push to “defund the police,” several persons were killed in separate incidents in a five-day period. Instead of holding the police accountable, these liberal/leftist community leaders and politicians should hold criminals accountable and stop excusing bad behavior.
This is a partial list of shooting incidents reported in the news from Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, through Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. Many other violent incidents are not reported in the news because there were no deaths or because the victims didn’t report them.
On Tuesday night, Dec. 29, a man was killed as he drove along Loop 410 on the Northwest Side. 35-year-old Arnulfo Adrian Cortez was shot around 8 pm as he drove near Mossrock Drive and Robin Hill. He died from multiple gunshot wounds on Thursday morning, Dec 31.
On Thursday night, Dec.31, a shooting at a mobile home park on San Antonio’s east side around 10:30 pm left one person dead and four others injured.
San Antonio police said as many as six young men were involved, and five were shot: four were critically wounded, while one man died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The ages of the men involved in the shooting were 18 to 21, and Larry Alvarez, age 18, of Elmendorf was identified as the man who was killed.
On Friday, Jan. 1, a man was shot and killed at the Knights Inn on East Houston St. near the AT&T Center for shooting around 6:07 a.m. A 38-year-old man was found lying on the ground outside with multiple gunshot wounds and transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
On Sunday, Jan. 3, two men shooting in the air to “celebrate” came very close to being shot by SAPD officers responding to the call. Police got a call about 9:30 pm for shots being fired on the Southeast Side of San Antonio, and when they went to investigate, one of the men reportedly pointed a gun at the officer.
When SAPD arrived, they found two men in front of a house who had been shooting into the air and the ground. Police arrested Carlos Javier Salas-Gomez, 37, and Armando Espinoza, 43, and charged them with Discharge of Firearm in a municipality with 100,000 or more.
However, when one of the officers told the men to drop their weapons, one of the men loaded the gun before pointing it at the officer. The officer then reportedly shot his gun one time before retreating to a safe location. Afterward, the men dropped their guns, and when backup arrived, police were able to arrest the men.
While no one was injured, it is still being investigated as an "officer-involved shooting" incident. The officer involved has been working for 14 months with the SAPD, and it's unclear if the officer will be placed on administrative leave.
San Antonio/Bexar County has liberal/leftist government leaders who have excused and justified crime based on race and poverty. They listen and pander to the Marxist Black Lives Matter radicals who operate in both communities under different names.
However, instead of “reforming the justice system” and “holding the police more accountable” as the liberal/leftist radical demand, we must punish all crimes regardless of social/economic class and race. We must stop excusing crime because of race and poverty.
People who cannot and will not control their behavior – including the mentally ill – endanger all society, and they should be removed. Liberal/leftist public policies by local officials undermine public safety.
We must have a government that stops excusing anti-social and criminal behavior and starts punishing it. We must also stop blaming the police for family and social failures.