Armed Residents On Patrol In New Haven
Determined to keep their neighborhood safe, some neighborhood men said they are forced to patrol themselves.
"We informed police that we're going to be doing armed patrols," said Avi Hack, one of the participants.
As if anyone needs to point out the obvious:
"Their presence on the street is a good idea, but the weapons, I don't think they should be carrying. I don't think they need them, really," said Tom Benson, a resident.
Residents patrolling GOOD! Neighborhood watch programs and volunteer foot patrols have proven effective time and time again.
But weapons in the hands of citizens that are not professionally trained and certified in how to deal with stopping criminals... OUTRAGEOUSLY FREAKIN' STUPID! Let me know when one of these yahoos accidentally kills an innocent bystander. I'll send them an "I told ya so!" letter so they'll have something to read while they are in jail.