On Saturday, Jan. 1, San Antonio’s KSAT Channel 12 TV news reported that SA City and community leaders expressed concerns about the rise of violence after five reported homicides during the week of Dec. 26-31, 2022. But, typical of the local Fake News and liberal/leftist leaders, they looked to the police for answers rather than themselves and the culture of violence and anti-social behavior in their communities.
Liberal SA City Councilman Mario Bravo from District 1 announced he would meet with police officials to discuss what they could do to end the violence. However, if Bravo is serious about ending the violence, here are some ideas.
First, tell the George Soros-funded Bexar County District Attorney to prosecute all crimes, particularly repeat offenders, instead of making plea bargains and lowering bails. The Bexar County DA Office should institute a “Three Strike” policy for repeat offenders. When crimes are excused, and punishment is deferred or minimized, public safety is in peril.
Second, the SAPD needs to publicly support in doing its job of preventing crimes and arresting criminals by City officials, community leaders, and the local Fake News. They should show public respect for the law and law enforcement to discourage criminal behavior.
Third, parents must encourage lawful behavior of their children and punish and discourage anti-social and criminal behavior. Respect for the law and others starts at home, and parents must be responsible for their children’s misbehavior.
Fourth, religious and community leaders should preach “The Golden Rule” frequently and loudly to their followers instead of preaching about social justice and asking for more government aid. Unless there is self-respect and respect for others, there is no peace and progress in their communities.
Fifth, City officials, community leaders, and the local Fake News must stop viewing criminals as “victims of justice” because of race and income. A crime (big or small), regardless of who commits it, and must be punished.
Finally, City officials, community leaders, and the Fake News must stop blaming the police for the daily crime and violence. If the police are the problem, as some liberal/leftist City and community leaders continue to claim, the answer is simple – remove them from those City council districts that don’t want them and see if the crime and violence ends.
Liberal/leftist policies created the crime wave, and their solutions have worsened it. Excusing, justifying, and even rewarding anti-social behavior with more public programs and taxpayer money makes more and worst crime. Instead, we must have honest discussions about holding people personally responsible for their crimes while protecting innocent, law-abiding citizens.