Take back the streets.

April 9, 2009

Phillip Morris writes today in the Plain Dealer that citizens – not just government – have a responsibility to protect neighborhoods:

The city [of Cleveland] has tried periodic gun sweeps and gang patrols to stifle the terrorists who feed on those who remain trapped or loyal to the neighborhood.

But it’s not enough.

Glenville, like so many neighborhoods in this crime-ridden city, needs a militia – a militia of committed, responsible citizens willing to reclaim the streets.

It starts with turning in [a recent murder victim’s] killer.

It also starts with more people exercising their rights to obtain permits to carry concealed weapons and embarking on street patrols. I’m not advocating vigilantism. But if criminals know that armed, law-abiding people are walking the streets, maybe the criminals will stand down.

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