Saturday, June 19, 2010

After 4th homicide in 8 days, Chester County Mayor Wendell Butler declares State of Emergency

After Yadullah Muhammad of Upland, a 22-year-old man who was shot and killed late Wednesday. Sunday morning, 2-year-old Terrence Webster was shot in the head as his family was returning home after visiting relatives and on Friday, Raymar Holmes, 26, was found lying in the 1300 block of Crosby Street with gunshot wounds, the Mayor Wendell Butler of Chester County, PA has declared a state of emergency.
The State of Emergency goes into effect Saturday evening and will remain in effect for the next five days with the possibility of 30 more days. As part of the State of Emergency, Chester City officials will dispatch what they're calling "saturated patrol units" and enforce a curfew in five of the worst sections of the city.
How does a state of emergency effect law abiding citizens and what liberties does it take away from them. A state of emergency is a governmental declaration that may suspend certain normal functions of government, alert citizens to alter their normal behaviors, or order government agencies to implement emergency preparedness plans. It can also be used as a rationale for suspending civil liberties. ...
When a city is in crisis such as Chester is in right now, does it need a state of emergency, how about Chicago, why with all of the homicides and shootings has there not been declared a state of emergency there by Mayor Daley and other areas that are having this problem?
Of course when you look at the lost of human lives that have been taken and a two year old baby boy, we all want measures to be taken to stop the black on black crime in the neighborhoods.


ngonea said...

"saturated patrol units" and enforce a curfew in five of the worst sections of the city.

Uhmm? they know the murderer is poor and black huh? Is this in regard to the serial killer on the loose in the area? Please stay safe Antoinette. Your questions are revealing and give pause to wonder? Larouche hasd been warning for 2 yrs about the collapse of "civilization" if you can call America civil? and the coming of a New Dark Age. There is a 89 min video by that title " The New Dark Age" it is well worth watching and very educational.

History repeating itself?

Anonymous said...

This is yet another good post. Do you really want to know why Gov. Daley won't call a "State of Emergency"? There are many reasons why, but here is the main 1. He is hoping that ALL the "BLACK" FOLKS WOULD KILL EACH OTHER OFF. Now, as far as that little boy; that is a dog gone shame. Also, people can look at it as a form of "Marshall Law.