Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

No Justice, No Peace: Again?

Los Angeles local leaders are calling for calm and restraint from the community in the event that Stanley Tookie Williams is to be executed next week.

Authorities have received reports of possible plans to commit violence if Williams is denied clemency, calling the threats a ``credible concern.''

Tookie is the co-founder of the notorious Crips black street gang, which fostered the degeneration of the inner cities and surrounding communities in much of the country. The amount of attendant misery is incalculable.

The chant championing the 1992 Los Angeles riots after the acquittal of the LAPD officers in the Rodney King incident was “No Justice, No Peace.” Some people undoubtedly would like to hear it again. The question is, can disruptive influences ignite a spontaneous eruption again?

Despite the concerns, Los Angeles police have received no credible threats of possible violence, whatever the outcome of Williams' case, according to Lt. Paul Vernon, a department spokesman. Police have no plans to deploy more officers or step up security…

No plans? That’s hogwash! By “plans” I’ll bet that means no decision yet to deploy more officers. We better hope there are contingency plans.